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DU Competency Testing

Davenport University Competency Exams have been created by Davenport faculty to award college credit for specific courses at Davenport.  Most educational institutions do not accept DU Competency exam credits when students transfer. 

  • Available to only Davenport students
  • May be taken only once
  • May not be taken if student has previously received a failing grade in the course
  • Competency Enrollment Form must be completed by advisor or admission representative prior to testing

Testing Sites:

Available at the Grand Rapids W. A. Lettinga Testing Center, Lansing, Midland and Warren campuses.  Remote testing available for select tests.

Test Request:

You may self-schedule the following tests:  BIOL 120 - BIOL 131 - ENGL 110 - HLTH 110 - HLTH 220 which also do not require the Competency Enrollment Form to be filled out.  See your admissions representative or your advisor for all the other competency tests.



Some Davenport Competency tests require a payment of $100, others are no charge.


DU Course Name Test Name Length of Test Cost

Minimum Score

BIOL 120 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 2 hours $100  
BIOL 131 Human Disease 1.5 hours $100  
ENGL 110 Advanced English Composition 4 hours $100   
HLTH 110 Medical Terminology 1.5 hours $100  
HLTH 220 Pharmacology 2 hours $100  
MATH 030 Elementary Algebra  1.5 hours  $0  85%
MATH 120 College Mathematics 1.5 hours  $0   85%
MATH 135 College Algebra 1.5 hours  $0  85%
MATH 150 Pre-Calculus 1.5 hours  $0  85%
STAT 219 Intro to Biostatistics 2.0 hours  $0   80%
STAT 220  Intro to Statistics 2.0 hours  $0  80%
ENGL 021 English/Reading Applications 3.0 hours  $0



ENGL 109 Composition 3.0 hours  $0



ID on Day of Testing:

Candidate must provide one form of picture identification such as a passport, a state-issued driver’s license, state-issued ID card, a student ID, or an employee ID.   Candidates will not be tested if they fail to present appropriate ID.

Testing Center Policies and Procedures:

Prohibited Items – All personal items including cell phones, computers and other/any electronic devices, bags, purses, wallets, coats, hats (all non-religious), briefcases, watches, books, notes and all other personal possessions.   No Exceptions.

Score Results:

Test results are sent to Student Services 2-4 days after the test date.  If a student receives a passing score, the registrar's office will be notified and credit will be applied.

ADA Accommodations:

For more information, please go to the DU Disability Services Web site.