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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.

Qualifying Courses

AC 121
AC 122
BA 101
BA 310
CJ 101
CJ 215
GV 245
HA 101
HA 209

IT 111
IT 214
PL 100
SM 101
XR 108
XR 208
XR 292
VF 100

For more information

Phone and Email Address
Marcia Oiler Marcia Oiler
Administrative Manager, New England School of Communications
2nd Floor, Wildey Communications Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401