If you’re going to college and you have a few entry-level courses to knock out of the way, you might want to consider taking a challenge exam instead.
In the simplest of terms, a challenge exam is like a high school AP test: It’s designed to assess whether a student understands the basic concepts that
would be taught in a traditional college classroom.
If a student can achieve a predetermined score (generally established by the American Council on Education), the student can completely bypass their
prerequisite courses and accelerate to a higher credit level within their college curriculum -- the end result being thousands of dollars worth of savings.