Mount Allison University may recognize prior learning for certain courses through challenge for credit when students have obtained a proficiency or intellectual skills

 in the subject matter through training or experience rather than through high school, college, or previous university instruction.


Only students who have been admitted to, or are currently registered in, a degree program at Mount Allison University may challenge for credit.

Please note:
•    A student who wishes to challenge a course must complete the challenge for credit application (link below) at least one month

     before the beginning of the fall or winter term.
•    See academic calendar regulation 3.11 for regulations, procedures, and eligibility.
•    There is a fee of $375 to challenge for credit.
•    If approved, the student will be contacted by the Registrar's Office for arrangements for examination.


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science currently offers challenge for credit in:
Math 1111 Calculus I
This course introduces differential calculus. Topics include derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and applications such as curve sketching, related rates, and optimization problems. [Note 1: This course has a Challenge for Credit option; see Calendar Section 3.11] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours, Laboratory 1.5 Hours) (Distribution: Natural Science-a) (Exclusion: MATH 1151; any version of MATH 1111 previously offered with a different title)

If successfully challenged, a student will receive credit for MATH 1111, without having to take the course. You will write a comprehensive examination what covers the entire content of MATH 1111 (Calculus I), held before or during the first week of the fall or winter semester on campus.  

You must achieve a grade of C- or higher to succeed in the challenge.  

A sample exam can be found HERE. 

The application for challenge for credit is available HERE.