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Proficiency Exam

Proficiency examinations developed by departments and divisions within the University are also used to assess attained competencies and provide for advanced standing. These examinations are used to measure student attainment of specific learning normally provided through regular Husson courses. Successful performance results in the awarding of credit for specified courses. The departments and schools of the University designate the courses for which proficiency examinations are available to students.

Proficiency examinations are intended for the purpose of recognizing the already attained skills and knowledge of persons who are enrolled at Husson. Students may challenge any course at Husson with the following exceptions:

  • If a course has a prerequisite, the student must have met the prerequisite requirement before challenging the course;
  • Those courses restricted by catalog statements on eligibility or otherwise not approved by the separate university departments or divisions;
  • The most advanced-level course in a sequence of courses where skills and knowledge attained are closely related to potential job performance; and
  • Graduate courses. Some graduate nursing courses are open to challenge by examination. For information, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Health.

Students may not take a proficiency exam in any course for which credit has already been accepted in transfer by Husson University. Husson University will accept proficiency credits from other colleges and universities that are regionally accredited. A student must be registered in a degree program at Husson University to be eligible to take a proficiency exam (with the exception of high school students enrolled in the ASAP).

If the student's proficiency examination score meets the minimum standard required for "C" work in the course, credit for the course will be entered on the student's permanent record by the University Registrar. Such credit will be shown as "credit by proficiency." No grade will be recorded, and the credits will not be included in the computation of the student's grade-point average. If the student's examination does not meet the standard required for "C" work, no credit shall be granted. A student may take a proficiency examination for a given course only once.

Candidates for advanced standing who wish to enroll in a degree program must complete their last thirty (30) credit hours at Husson.

For more information on proficiency exams, please contact the appropriate Dean's office.

Name
Phone and Email Address
Amanda Wardwell
Administrative Specialist, College of Business
207.941.7157
wardwellam@husson.edu
242 Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Jeanne Harvey
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, College of Health and Education
207.941.7166
harveyj@husson.edu
230 O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Cathy Hewes
Administrative Specialist, College of Science and Humanities
207.992.1912
hewesc@husson.edu
140 Beardsley Meeting House
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Marcia Perry Mitchell
Administrative Assistant, New England School of Communications
207.973.1025
mitchellma@husson.edu
2nd Floor, Wildey Communications Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Elizabeth Roboul
Office Manager
207.941.7163
roboule@husson.edu
333H Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401