A challenge exam may be taken to test out of American Heritage.
The exam is taken from material found in City Upon A Hill: The Legacy of America's Founding (2010) by Frank W. Fox and Clayne L. Pope. The first section of the exam consists of multiple choice and matching questions: Click here for Sample Questions. If this first section is passed, two pages of essay questions will then be given to you. These are answered in the Testing Center as well, and they will be picked up and graded by the American Heritage Office.
The Challenge Exam is offered each semester and term, available from the first day of classes up to the add/drop deadline. There is no limit on the amount of times you may take the exam, but it may only be taken once a semester.
The exam is offered only in the Testing Center (Heber J. Grant Building) during posted Testing Center hours.
How much does the test cost?
To take the Challenge Exam, the cost is $20, which will be charged to your student account. There is, however, no charge to purchase the credits (3.0).
Your final grade (consisting of the machine-scored portion and your essay questions totaled together) will be back in the Testing Center one week after you take the exam. You can check back with the Testing Center at that time to receive your grade and pick up a Class Credit Request Form from the manager’s office in the Testing Center and have it properly validated there. Take that form to the Records Office, B-150 ASB, so they can properly record your grade on your transcript. Credit must be submitted to the Records Office within a year from when the exam was taken. American Heritage cannot be challenged for a pass-fail grade. In order to fulfill the requirements for American Heritage you must accept the letter grade on your transcript. If you do not want the grade you received on your challenge exam, do not do the paperwork at the Testing Center for the credits. If you are enrolled in the course but decide to take the challenge exam and accept the letter grade, be sure that you drop the class by the drop deadline. If the course is not officially dropped, you must accept the letter grade assigned by the instructor based on your performance in class. The exam will not be available for review by the student after it has been graded.
For more information regarding the Challenge Exam, please contact the American Heritage Office at (801) 422-6076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.