Waiver Exam Procedures
A score of 70% will be required to pass the test effective July 1, 2010.
Students must take waiver exams within the first year of enrollment. All waiver exams must be completed before they have completed six credits of core. Students are encouraged to take waiver exams before beginning classes.
- Registration - Waiver Exams are available 4 times per year. You must register for the waiver exam(s) at least two weeks prior to the exam date. You may register by calling the Graduate Programs Office at 330-972-7043 or by visiting the office in CBA 412. You must register for the specific exam you plan to take at a specific time on a specific date
- Fee - a $100.00 fee (per exam) is required for your registration to be official. The fee is due one week before the date of the exam. Payment may be made by check or money order only and should be made out to The University of Akron. Please make a notation on the bottom corner of the check or money order that the payment is a "waiver exam fee." The $100.00 fee is an administrative processing fee that will be incurred whether you take the exam or not. Therefore, if you fail to take the exam on the scheduled date, you will be charged another $100.00 fee to take the exam at another time.
- Students must be in good academic standing to sit for waiver exams.
- Students must report to the testing location at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled test time.
- The exams are very similar to comprehensive final exams in the subject area and tend to be a couple of hours long.
- Waiver exams may be repeated once.
- Students who take a waiver exam and achieve a score of less than 50% will be required to take the course and will not be eligible to retake the waiver exam for that course.
- If a student enrolls in a foundation class and then decides they prefer to test out, they must drop the class before the instructor's signature is required to be eligible for a waiver exam.
- Since a passing grade on a waiver exam is deemed to be sufficient proof that a student has the knowledge needed in a particular field of study, they are held as being the equivalent to a course for prerequisite purposes. For example, if a student needs 6200:601 as a prerequisite for a subsequent class and has successfully passed the waiver exam, then the student can register for that class. If the student has not taken 6200:601 or passed the waiver exam, then the student will not be permitted to register for the subsequent class. This makes it imperative that students take waiver exams early in their program of study in order to be able to maintain a full schedule of classes.
- Students taking the 6400:602 Managerial Finance exam will need a financial calculator for the exam.
Updated: October 31, 2013