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 admissions officer 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.