Challenge Exam

Challenge Exams are administered by the Department of Languages & Cultures for any language taught at the University. These are:

  • Offered only at the Intermediate level (2100 and 2110)

For languages not taught at WPU, challenge exams may be taken at NYU (upon payment of their fee). NYU challenge exams will be accepted for credit or waiver as outlined above.

The William Paterson University Challenge Exam is offered for:


  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish


For any other question on the language requirement, please contact the department at (973)720-2330.