Regis Distance Students Regis University accepts credit from Challenge, CLEP, DSST and NLN exams. Please contact Student Disability Services & University Testing at 1-800-388-2366 Ext. 4941 with any questions about these testing options. It is highly recommended that students consult with their advisor prior to registering for any exam for degree plan compatibility. Regis Challenge Exams: Regis University Challenge Exams have been prepared addressing the outcomes of specific CPS courses, and are only available for CPS students. For a list of specific exams, go to the Exam List & Study Guide. A student is allowed only one attempt to pass a Challenge exam. If a "No-Pass" grade is awarded, the exam cannot be repeated. As part of the registration for a Challenge Exam you are required to submit an essay between 150-200 words explaining your experience, qualification, and background that would qualify you to challenge the course. The essay must be received at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled exam date. Challenge Exams have several formats: take-home, proctored at an approved site, or a combination of both. A take-home exam is emailed to the student by 8:30 AM (MST) on the test date specified on the registration confirmation. The date the exam must be returned is stated within the email. A completed take-home exam can be returned via email or mail. A copy of the original exam must be included with the completed exam packet. Students who want to challenge an exam that is part proctored, part take-home must complete the proctored part before receiving the take-home part. The proctored section of the exam must be held at an approved testing site. The take-home portion will be given to the student thereafter. Some Challenge Exams need to be proctored. Please contact a local college or testing center to verify if proctor services are offered. Once you have established where and when you can take the exam, send an email to Student Disability Services & University Testing at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the date you would like to test and the contact information of the individual proctoring your exam. NOTE: A proctor CANNOT be a friend, family member, roommate or spouse. Registration for a distance student taking a proctored Challenge Exam is two-fold. The student must register online with Regis University to pay for the exam, then register with the facility proctoring the exam. Please contact the testing facility proctoring your exam directly for their rules, registration and fees. Students must bring two forms of ID, one being a photo ID, when they arrive for the exam. After the exam is completed, the proctor will return the exam directly back to Regis University Testing Center. Notification of exam results will be sent via mail and can take up to four to six weeks from the date of receipt. Note: Students who do not pass a Challenge Exam, may not utilize the PLA portfolio service on the same course challenged. If the course challenged is a requirement within the student’s major, and the student does not pass, the course must be taken at Regis University. COM 210 Speech Communication Challenge Exam Distance Students wanting to take the COM210 Speech Challenge Exam will need to download the COM210 Information Packet for Distance Students. The expectations and instructions provided for this exam are specified in detail within the packet. Carefully follow these instructions in preparing your speech and outline. NOTE: A COM210 Speech Challenge Exam received from a distance student will not be submitted for grading unless the paperwork within the packet is complete. A checklist has been provided within the Information Packet. Please include a clear copy of your Driver's License for identification purposes. It is not necessary to have a professional quality video recording made, but do have your volunteer camera operator steady the camera, and pan your audience several times during the speech. EDITED TAPES WILL NOT be eligible for credit. Remember that only V.H.S, Mini D. V. or DVD media will be accepted for grading. NOTE: The distance COM210 option is only available for students who do not live in Colorado. CLEP & DSST Exams CLEP and DSST exams can be taken at any testing center offering these types of exams. Visit the CLEP or DSST websites to locate a test center near you. Please contact the testing facility directly for their rules, registration and fees. Specifying the Regis University institution code on your exam will ensure that the exam results are sent to us properly. Please note and bring the institution code with you on the day of testing. The following are the CLEP and DSST institution codes for Regis University: CLEP (College Level Testing Program): # 4656 DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests): # 9938 NLN (National League of Nursing) Exams: Regis University accepts credit from NLN Achievement exams for the subjects of Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Normal Nutrition. Distance Students must follow the instructions below for proper test taking conditions and reporting of test scores. Locate a test center near you by visiting the NLN website at http://www.nln.org. Contact the test center to confirm rules, registration and fees. Note that NLN registrations must be made two weeks from the testing date, so that the exam can be ordered in a timely manner. Send the testing center’s contact information to Student Disability Services & University Testing at email@example.com. Once this email is received, SDS/UT will send written authorization to NLN for exam purchase and proctor agreement. The student will be notified once this authorization request has been sent. Order and purchase the exam with NLN order form, RN Test Order Form. Make sure to note Regis University 6-digit ID #: 346479. Once your order has been placed, an NLN exam code will be emailed to you. Please take this code with you on the day of testing. Once exam is completed, notify Student Disability Services and University Testing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to access the test score report for recording purposes.