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.
Go to the Cashier’s Office located on the first floor of the Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, formerly Main Building room 154. Pay the $55 fee, bring your paid receipt to the Assessment Center, third floor in the Student Center Building room 325.
CLS 100 testing
CLS 100 is offered by appointment only. Please contact the Academic Testing Center to schedule your testing session.
Study guides are available for the following courses:
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:
- GH 110
- GH 125
- GH 126
Scheduling your on-campus Challenge Exam testing appointment
To schedule a testing appointment, complete the online registration form by visiting; https://www.registerblast.com/grcc-academic/Exam/List
- Select your test from the group.
- Choose your exam.
- Select an exam date and time.
- Enter your personal information.
- Acknowledge exam guidelines.
- If requested, provide additional information.
- Click on Add to Cart, review appointment date and time, select Complete Registration to confirm your test.
- You will receive a confirmation email with details regarding your testing appointment.
Please contact the Academic Testing Center if you have any questions, (616) 234-3413.
Exam day procedures
- The Academic Testing Center is located in room 325 of the Student Center and access to the center will be available through the East Entry doors on the corner of Lyon St and Ransom St.
- Only those individuals scheduled to test will be allowed in the building.
- You must have photo identification to be admitted to an exam.
- Bring your paid receipt or a copy of it.
- You will be requested to complete a GRCC health screening form before your testing session, adhere to social distancing and safety protocol guidelines, and follow personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
- A limited number of lockers are available for students while testing. We recommend only bringing your picture ID with you when you test.
- You will not be allowed to take anything; backpack, purse, hat, cell phone or other electronics into the testing center.
Student Safety Protocols and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
- If you don’t feel well, you are required to stay home
- Students will be required to practice recommended social distancing.
- Face coverings are required in all campus buildings when you are in public and shared environments such as classrooms, bookstore, food service areas, library, hallways and restrooms.
- Scarves, disposable face masks or shields are all acceptable.
- If you do not have a face-covering, we will have disposable face coverings available at the Academic Testing Center.