Credit by Proficiency Examination

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A proficiency exam allows students to earn credit for a course by successfully completing an examination and/or skills test covering the content of the course. Students may request to challenge a course by taking a proficiency exam when they believe their previous course work, experience or knowledge enables them to demonstrate that they possess the skills and/or knowledge commensurate with the learning outcomes of the St. Kate's course.

This option is provided only by certain departments. A fee, equal to one-fourth of the tuition, is charged for the testing process. Registration forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day to add a full-term course with instructor’s signature for the applicable term. Individual programs may have earlier registration deadlines. Limits may be placed on the number of times a student may take a proficiency exam for a given course.