All students at Champlain College are required to take at least one course in mathematics. Students may waive (no credit given) this requirement or be placed into a higher-level math course by passing one of two Challenge Exams. The Challenge Exams are offered during New Student Orientation every fall. If you feel you are qualified to take the appropriate exam, please register below. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam.
College Algebra Challenge Exam: If MTH 120 (College Algebra) satisfies the math requirement for your program of study, you have the opportunity to waive this requirement (no credit given) by passing the College Algebra Challenge Exam. These students may register for MTH 125 (Algebra and Trigonometry) but are free to choose any qualifying elective. This choice should be made in consultation with an academic advisor. Download a Algebra Review sheet [PDF]
Algebra & Trigonometry Challenge Exam: Many programs require the completion of MTH 230 (Calculus I). First year students are placed into this course or MTH 125 (Algebra & Trigonometry) based on high school records. If you are registered to take MTH 125 (Algebra & Trigonometry) but feel you are qualified to start with the Calculus course, you should register to take the Algebra & Trigonometry Challenge Exam. Students who pass this exam are eligible and encouraged to register for MTH 230 (Calculus I). Download an Algebra and Trigonometry Review Sheet [PDF]
Calculus Challenge Exam: Students can have their Calculus I requirement waived (no credit given) by taking the Calculus Challenge Exam. This exam is intended for students who took Calculus in high school but didn't score a 4 or a 5 on the AP exam. Students who got a 4 or 5 on the AP exam will receive credit (3 college credits) for taking the course. All others must pass this exam to waive the requirement. Passing this test will count as a pre-requisite for all courses requiring Calculus but no credit will be given. There is no practice/review exam for this test.
For more information or Challenge Exam review sheets, contact Scott Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.