A Challenge Exam is similar to the CLEP, except the test is written by the particular department or instructor for the specific course requested. Contact the course instructor to request a Challenge Exam. 

Steps to Complete

  1. Download the Challenge Exam Application Form
  2. Read the included University Policies and Procedures
  3. Fill out the form fields in the Personal Information section
  4. Print and sign your form
  5. Gather the required signatures
    1. Office of the Registrar
    2. Course Instructor
    3. Department
  6. Return the completed application form to the Office of the Registrar (steps included in the “Submitting Forms” section below).

Scheduling Your Exam

After returning your application to the Office of the Registrar, work with your instructor or department to schedule your test.

Additional Information

Departments are not required to grant your request.

A fee of $20.00 per credit hour will be billed to your student account. You will be billed regardless of the grade received.

Challenge Exam Form

*The Grade Report form can only be accessed by faculty and staff through ARIESweb. 

Submitting Your Forms

Completed forms can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in three different ways. First, you can physically drop off your form with the Office of the Registrar. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm MT. Second, the forms can be submitted electronically by utilizing the link below. Third, the forms can be submitted via email to registrarsoffice@colostate.edu