Challenge Exams

Course Challenge Options

Course requirements at Sacramento State may be met by completing a one semester course in the traditional sense or by passing a challenge examination in the particular content. Currently, the following campus departments offer this option:

Computer Literacy
Foreign Language

Students have a better chance of passing a challenge exam if they:

  • Recently completed a challenging high school course in the particular content area
  • Read widely and in the field on their own
  • Have an aptitude to quickly and easily absorb and comprehend textbook material