English Challenge Exam

When can I take the English challenge exam?

The English challenge exam is given once a semester/term. In Fall Semester, the exam will be given on the 4th Thursday and Saturday of October; In Winter, the 1st Thursday and Saturday of March; In Spring; the 1st Thursday and Saturday in June; In Summer, the 1st Thursday and Saturday in August. The test is administered in B153 JFSB.

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How do I qualify to take the challenge exam?

This can be tricky sometimes, but generally if English is the student’s second language and it is not their education language, they can take the exam.

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How many credits do I receive if I pass the exam?

15 Credits. The exam covers material given in ESL classes 301, 302, 303, 304, and 305 and each course is worth three credits. 12 credits are graded and the other 3 are pass/fail.

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How do I sign up to take the exam?

Pick up a form from our office in JFSB 4064 (Make sure to have the student put their email address on the top right corner, so that we can contact them later), take it to the OneStop desk in the ASB to pay for the exam ($20) then return the form to our office and we will hold on to it until the test gets closer.

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When will I know my results?

5-7 days after the test has been taken, we will receive each student’s exam grades. When students come in for their test results, they need to look over the scores and decide whether or not they want all of them entered onto their transcripts. If they want them all, all they need to do is sign and date at the bottom of the form (#5). If they decide that they don’t want one of the scores, they need to draw a line through the entire line of the course, initial it to the right side, and then sign and date at the bottom. Once students have signed for their scores, we give them the pink copy of the form to keep.

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Can I take the exam multiple times?

Unfortunately, no. You may only take the exam once.

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