Students who apply for exemption from a course because they have completed a course of similar nature must file a request with the college’s senior associate dean, the appropriate division head, and the director of enrollment management. Requests for a course exemption are handled on a case-by-case basis, and the decision on the part of the individuals listed in the preceding sentence is final. If the exemption request is approved, the student must also successfully complete a qualifying challenge exam with a minimum score of 80% or meet other criteria acceptable to the course instructor. No exemptions can be granted unless prior course work has received a “B” grade or better. Student requests for course exemptions will only be considered prior to matriculation.