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Challenge Exams

Grand Rapids Community College provides an opportunity to earn college credit through Challenge examinations. GRCC faculty members develop the Challenge exams, which enable students to test out of designated college courses at GRCC. These credits will not transfer and are only intended for GRCC students who do not plan on transferring to other colleges or institutions.

BA 130 Keyboarding  and BA 133 Business Word Processing 1 Exams will be held: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9am-12 pm Saturday, April 11, 2015 9am-12pm in room 214 Applied Technolgy Center (ATC)

Go to the Cashier’s Office located in room 154 of the Main Building and pay the $55 fee. Contact the Business Department Office at 616-234-4220 to reserve a seat at one of the testing dates listed above. You can obtain a record sheet at the Assessment  Center in the Student Center Building room 325.

Challenge Exams

BA 130 Keyboarding ** BA 133 Word Processing I **

Fall 2015 Testing Dates:

Saturday, September 26, 2015. 9 am-11:30 am Saturday,  November 14, 2015. 9 am- 11:30 am

Winter 2016 Testing Dates:

Saturday, January 30, 2016. 9 am- 11:30 am Saturday, April 23, 2016 9 am-11:30 am

**Testing Location: Room 214 Applied Technology Center (ACT)

Study Guides

Study guides are available for the following courses:

Restrictions: ALL challenge exams must be completed not less than one month before the course is scheduled to start.

Please note the following exams may only be taken once:

  • AD 175
  • AD 230
  • AD 232
  • AD 243
  • GH 110
  • GH 125
  • GH 126
  • NUR 101
  • NUR 102
  • NUR 103

The BA-133 Challenge Exam is administered in the Business Department. Credit for BA 133 will appear on student’s transcript after evaluation has been approved by the Associate Dean and forwarded to the Student Records Office. Contact  234-4300 to schedule your exam.