Departmental - Challenge Exams

Current or previously enrolled students who feel they are qualified for advanced standing credit by examination in a discipline not offered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) may attempt to establish credit through a departmental challenge exam.

These challenge exams are created by TCC faculty and are intended to measure competence comparable to what is required in the course at TCC. A score equivalent to a grade of "C" shall be the minimum to achieve credit.

Contact any of our testing centers to learn what challenge exams are currently available.

Credit for the Exam

  • The student must be a current (admitted, eligible to enroll) or former TCC student; however, the student cannot be enrolled in the same course that he/she is testing, unless during the drop/add period.
  • Credit earned through departmental exams does not count in the number of hours enrolled during the semester of the exam; nor will it count toward the academic GPA.
  • Credit will be awarded as a grade of "S" if the student passes the exam. No grade is recorded if the student fails the exam.
  • Once the exam is given to the student, whether passed or failed, there is no refund of fees.


$5 per credit hour

Registration & Testing Sites

  • Contact any of the four testing center locations to complete the request form, make your payment and schedule an appointment to test.
  • There is a 3 month waiting period to retake any exam.
  • You are required to present a photo ID (i.e. driver's license, TCC student ID card) in order to test; no exceptions.


Contact testing staff at or at 918-595-7693 with any questions.