A Challenge Exam is an exam developed by Strayer University that allows a student to demonstrate that he/she can meet the learning objectives of a course. Successful completion of a Challenge Exam, as evaluated by the discipline head, allows a student to earn credit for that course, and therefore fulfills that requirement within a student’s undergraduate program. Exams are often similar to final exams or final projects for the course.

Challenge Exams are available for many of our undergraduate courses.

View the full list of courses with Challenge Exams available

Please note, Challenge Exams are not available for courses where an equivalent CLEP or DSST exam already exists.

Read the policies and instructions on how to apply to take a Challenge Exam