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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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University of Calgary
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Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
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Challenge Examinations

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers Challenge Examinations for certain first-year undergraduate courses.  Examinations are currently offered for the following courses:

  • MATH 265

Students who feel that they have mastered the material in any of the above courses may apply to write the Challenge Examination.  Examination sessions will be scheduled during the first week of classes of the Fall and Winter terms (September and January).  For exact dates please see the registration form linked at the end of this page.

Who may write the challenge examination?

Any student who has not previously taken the course (including withdrawals and failing grades) may challenge the examination.  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires students to provide evidence of a strong background in the course material (e.g. grades in related high school courses, enrichment programs, self-study) in order for an application for a challenge examination to be approved.

What is the passing grade on the challenge examination?

Credit will only be given for students who receive a grade of A- or better on the challenge examination.  If applicable, the correspondence between letter grades and numerical grades will be provided at the time of the examination.  Should a student be successful on the challenge examination, they will be registered in the course by Special Assessment, and the grade will be recorded on their transcript at the end of the current term.  The student will be allowed to register in subsequent courses which require the given course as a prerequisite.

If you have read the above information and feel that you qualify to write the challenge examination, please complete the Challenge Examination Application Form.