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Subjects with Departmental Proficiency Exams    (last updated January 30, 2018)

There are many exams that allow an incoming student to try to earn proficiency credit. In addition to the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureateexams that you can take in high school, you have ample opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in the sciences and the humanities by taking a departmental proficiency exam once you come to campus. Most proficiency exams are offered during the first week of classes. Click on a subject below for more specific information.

 

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Spring proficiency testing is over. The next opportunity will be during the week of August 20-24, 2018, prior to the start of Fall semester.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Learn about testing in less commonly studied languages.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Spring proficiency testing is over. The next opportunity will be on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Registration will open on Friday, June 1st.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates.

Spring proficiency testing is over. Check back later for future dates. Proficiency exams for some courses might be offered during Finals Week (May 4-11, 2018).

Spring proficiency testing is over. The next opportunity will be at 5:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of Fall semester (August 30, 2018).

There is no departmental proficiency test for RHET 105. Click the link for more information.

 

Any student who just missed earning proficiency credit from the AP Calculus or AP Physics exams and any student who scores well on the Chemistry and/or Physics Placement Exams should seriously consider taking the departmental proficiency test.

 

To try to proficiency out of an introductory course not mentioned above, contact the department that offers the course.

If the proficiency exam also offers course placement, you will need to check with the department for your placement results.

 

IMPORTANT! Duplicate credit earned through AP, IB, departmental examinations or any other means will not be granted. This means, for example, that if you already earned MATH 220 credit through the AP Calculus exam, you cannot earn MATH 220 credit again by taking the Math Proficiency Exam. Credit for a particular course will be awarded only once.