Regularly enrolled students at ENMU-Roswell have the option of passing a course in their degree plan by challenge examination without class attendance. A challenge examination may take the form of tests, projects, writing assignments, and other measures of course competency. A student who is already enrolled in a course will not be eligible to challenge the course if the semester is in progress. To arrange a challenge examination for credit, the student must obtain and complete the following:

  1. The Challenge Examination for Credit Request form from Admissions and Records confirming that the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Agreement of the course instructor or faculty member to administer the examination or send the examination to the Testing Center to be proctored by one of the staff in that area.
  3. Signatures on the form include: (1) student, (2) registrar (3) faculty member and (4) Division Assistant Vice President.
  4. Proof of payment from the Business Office noted on the Request for Challenge Examination form; the $70.00 fee is nonrefundable.

Once the student has obtained the appropriate signatures on the form, and paid the nonrefundable fee, the form must be returned to the Office of Admissions and Records. Once the form is processed, a copy will be sent to the faculty member who has approved the challenge request.

After taking the examination, if the student receives a grade of C or higher, the course will appear on the transcript with the grade that the student has earned and be counted in the student’s grade point average for that semester. If the student receives a grade lower than a C, no entry will be made on the transcript, and the student will have the option of registering for the course at the current tuition rate.

Due to programming guidelines, students may not challenge courses in certain career-technical/health programs.

Challenge Examination for Advanced Placement

Regularly enrolled students at ENMU-Roswell are encouraged to take challenge examinations for advancement in foreign language courses. The student must arrange with the instructor to take the challenge examination prior to the regular semester, and the academic program stipulations apply.