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Test into credits toward your degree

You may have a lot of work experience in a subject required for your degree. If so, we offer our own Challenge Exam. More than 1500 students have sought credits through exams.

Strayer Challenge Exam

Already mastered the subject? Get the credits by testing out of a required course. Meet with your Academic Advisor to see if a Challenge Exam makes sense for you.

• Pass 70% or more questions to earn class credit
• Lowest cost exam offered for credit—just $20
• Selected courses

It’s like taking the final exam without taking the course – and it’s only $20. Challenge Exams are available for select Strayer courses. Review the complete list of courses available. Click on the course name for the course overview and outcomes. We urge you to discuss Challenge Exams you are considering with your personal Student Services Coach.

ProctorU monitors Challenge Exams using webcams and screen sharing. Testing can be scheduled and completed 7 days a week from 7am to 11:45pm CT and all you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone. Complete details including technical requirements, privacy FAQs and data security are included.

Results will immediately be sent to the Registrar's Office upon completion of a Challenge Exam. Students will be shown a Pass or Fail message only. Credit for students that successfully pass a Challenge Exam with a score of 70% or greater will be posted approximately 72 hours after completion.


The $20.00 per exam fee can be paid to ProctorU if taking a challenge exam online, or at any campus business office if taking a challenge exam on campus.

For more information about credit for Challenge Exams, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.

For more information about transfer credit policies, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.

Courses awarding credit through testing

Below we’ve shown courses for which Strayer University will award credits by successfully passing exams as outlined above.
Course ID Course Name Challenge Exam
ACC100 Accounting I
ACC206 Accounting II checkmark icon
ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC350 Cost Accounting checkmark icon
ACC401 Advanced Accounting
BUS100 Introduction to Business
BUS230 Purchasing and Materials Management checkmark icon
BUS300 Public Relations checkmark icon
BUS302 Management Concepts
BUS309 Business Ethics checkmark icon
BUS310 Human Resource Management
BUS313 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BUS322 Organizational Behavior
BUS325 Global Human Resource Management checkmark icon
BUS335 Staffing Organizations checkmark icon
BUS340 Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques
BUS375 Project Management checkmark icon
BUS402 Small Business Management checkmark icon
BUS405 Labor Relations checkmark icon
BUS407 Training and Development checkmark icon
BUS430 Operations Management checkmark icon
CIS101 Navigating a Digital World
CIS105 Introduction to Information Systems
CIS106 Introduction to Information Technology
CIS109 Introduction to Management Information Systems checkmark icon
CIS170 Information Technology in Criminal Justice checkmark icon
CIS175 Introduction to Networking
CIS210 Systems Analysis and Development checkmark icon
CIS242 C++ Programming
CIS255 Operating Systems checkmark icon
CIS332 Network Server Administration
CIS333 Networking Security Fundamentals
CIS337 Internetworking Basics
CIS348 Information Technology Project Management
CIS349 Information Technology Audit & Control
CIS357 Advanced Internetworking
CIS375 Human Computer Interaction checkmark icon
CIS401 Network Server Administration II
CIS409 Directory Service Infrastructure
CIS411 Advanced Routing
CIS413 Internetworking Switching
CIS424 Database Administration I
CIS428 Database Administration II
CIS436 Internetworking Troublshooting
CIS443 Agile Project Management
CIS502 Theories of Security Management
CIS527 IT Risk Management
CIS542 Web Application Security
CIS558 IT Audit and Control
COM100 Communication at Work
COM101 Effective Communication Skills
COM200 Communication: The Key to Working Together
COM201 Oral Communications & Persuasion
CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ105 Crime and Criminal Behavior checkmark icon
CRJ180 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice checkmark icon
CRJ220 Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice
CRJ310 Law Enforcement Operations Management
CRJ320 Criminal Investigation checkmark icon
CRJ325 Criminal Procedure
CRJ330 Comparative Criminal Justice checkmark icon
CRJ410 Corrections checkmark icon
CRJ420 Emergency Management Procedures
ECO100 Principles of Economics
ECO101 Microeconomics
ECO102 Macroeconomics
ECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics checkmark icon
ECO305 International Economics checkmark icon
ECO320 Money and Banking
ECO450 Public Finance checkmark icon
ENG115 English Composition
ENG116 Discover the Writer in You
ENG201 The Power of Persuasion
ENG215 Research and Writing
ENG220 American Literature
ENG221 Oral Communications
ENG315 Professional Communications
ENG316 Technical Writing
FIN100 Principles of Finance
FIN215 Personal Financial Planning
FIN317 Financing Entrepreneurships checkmark icon
FIN320 Investments checkmark icon
FIN355 Financial Risk Analysis checkmark icon
FIN405 Advanced Financial Management checkmark icon
FIN410 Commercial Bank Management checkmark icon
HIS104 Amercian History Prior to 1865
HIS105 American History After 1865
HIS110 Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future
HSA305 Health Services Marketing
HSA315 Health Information Systems
HSA320 Healthcare Human Resource Management checkmark icon
HTM280 Lodging Operations Management checkmark icon
HUM111 World Cultures I
HUM112 World Cultures II
HUM201 Exploring Cultures: Adapting in Global World
ITB305 International Business Environment checkmark icon
ITB400 International Banking and Finance checkmark icon
LEG100 Business Law I
LEG110 Civil and Criminal Procedure
LEG320 Criminal Law checkmark icon
LEG420 U.S. Courts checkmark icon
MAT104 Algebra with Applications
MAT110 Using Math to Inform Your World
MAT200 Pre-Calculus
MAT210 Data-Driven Decisions
MAT300 Statistics
MAT310 Calculus I
MAT311 Discrete Math checkmark icon
MKT100 Principles of Marketing
MKT312 Marketing Communication checkmark icon
MKT315 Business Logistics Management checkmark icon
MKT475 Strategic Marketing checkmark icon
PHI201 Thinking it Through
PHI210 Critical Thinking
PHI220 Ethics
POL110 U.S. Government
POL300 Contemporary International Problems checkmark icon
PSY100 Psychology of Adjustment
PSY101 Smarter Decisions Through Psychology
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology
PSY205 Life Span Development
REL212 World Religions
SCI110 Introduction to Physical Science
SCI115 Introduction to Biology
SCI200 Environmental Science
SCI201 Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation
SEC310 Homeland Security Organization and Administration checkmark icon
SEC340 Computer Forensic Technology
SEC420 Perimeter Defense Techniques
SEC402 Cyber Security
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC101 The Story of Us: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration
SOC300 Sociology of Developing Countries