Central Washington University
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
The university has published a “Course Challenge List” in the general catalog. Regularly enrolled (full fee-paying) students may challenge for credit any course that appears on the current “Course Challenge List.” To challenge a course, the student may be required to take examinations and carry out procedures according to established-by-department practices.
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To challenge a course, the student must first obtain a course challenge form from Registrar Services and follow the specified instructions. Course challenge fees are nonrefundable. The course challenge form must be completed and returned to Registrar Services one week prior to the end of the quarter. Results of the course challenge shall be recorded as “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory” on the student’s transcript and will not be used to compute the GPA. The application for course challenge will be denied if the student has previously received credit for the course at this or another institution, if the course was previously failed or withdrawn from, or if the course was previously unsatisfactorily challenged, audited, or registration cancelled for any reason.
PROCEDURE FOR COURSE SUBSTITUTION AND WAIVER OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS Transfer
Associate of Science degrees with transfer agreements between the university and Washington community colleges will meet the general education requirements of a bachelor’s degree when students complete additional courses at CWU.
Major or Minor
The student is required to provide Registrar Services with the substitution form to waive the requirement, signed by the appropriate chair and dean. Substitution forms are available at Registrar Services or at university center offices.
Teacher Certification Program
The student is required to provide Registrar Services with the substitution form to waive the requirement, signed by the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum chair and dean. Substitution forms are available at Registrar Services or at university center offices.
Basic, Breadth, or other Graduation Requirements
The registrar handles most deviations from the catalog requirements. The general education petition forms are available at Registrar Services or at university center offices.
Students are no longer mailed a hard copy of their grade report unless requested. Students may request to have their grades sent to their home/permanent address by filling out a grade report request form available at Registrar Services, University Center offices, or online by clicking forms at www.cwu.edu/registrar/. Requested reports will be mailed two to three weeks after the end of finals week.
INCOMPLETES—CWU POLICY An “I” (incomplete) means the student was not able to complete the course by the end of the term, but has satisfactorily completed a sufficient portion of it and can be expected to finish without having to re-enroll in it. An “I” is not used in computing grade point average. The instructor will set a date within one calendar year for the student to complete the coursework. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor and make arrangements to complete the coursework. If the work is not completed by the date set by the instructor, the “I” will convert to an “F” or “U.” Students may not re-register for a course in which they currently have a grade of incomplete.
WITHDRAWING Individual Course Withdrawal Policy
Students may withdraw from an individual class using an uncontested withdrawal form through the end of the Uncontested Withdrawal Period (see calendar). Such withdrawals will be noted on the student’s transcript with “+W.” No refunds will be granted for individual course withdrawals.
Hardship Withdrawal Policy
After the Uncontested Withdrawal Period ends, hardship withdrawals will be granted only for reasons of hardship and then only upon written petition to and written approval of the registrar. The student must have discussed the reasons for the withdrawal with the affected faculty member and have obtained the faculty member’s signature on the hardship withdrawal petition. Approved hardship withdrawals will be noted on the student’s transcript with “HW.” No hardship withdrawals from individual courses may be made after the last day of classroom instruction prior to the final exams.
All substitution forms are available by clicking on the forms link on the left index of Registrar Services home page at www.cwu.edu/registrar/.
General Regulation and Information