Special Examination for Credit or Grade

Currently enrolled students or students who left the university in good standing may earn credit toward an undergraduate degree through the use of special examinations.  The responsibility for preparatory study for these examinations rests entirely with the student; faculty members are under no obligation to assist with such preparation.  Please review the University of Arizona catalog for more in-depth information.

  1. Complete the application for Special Examination for Credit or Special Examination for Grade
    Note: One form must be submitted per course. 
  2. The application must be approved by the student's advisor. 
  3. The Exam Instructor and the head of the examining department must determine the eligibility of the applicant and sign the application.
  4. The $21-per-unit fee is paid at the Bursar's Office (University Services Bldg104). No department may schedule a special examination until notified by the Bursar's Office that the fee has been paid.
  5. The Exam Instructor schedules the exam, normally during the same semester in which the application is made.
  6. Any appropriate evaluations of oral performance or projects is filed with the department for at least one year.
  7. The student may change the type of special examination for those courses designated "available by special exam for credit and grade" in the catalog any time before the scheduled hour of the examination by filing a new application. No additional fee will be charged.

Exam and awarding of credit will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar by the Exam Instructor.

If Credit & Grade was selected, the Exam Instructor will receive a follow-up email from the Office of the Registrar with a link to an online form where the grade can be submitted.