Course waiver exams are designed to test your knowledge on a particular subject at the graduate-level. Only students with extensive experience and/or academic coursework should plan to take a waiver exam. Please note that it is rare for students to qualify to take more than one waiver exam.
You may be exempted from the requirement to take certain core courses with the approval of the designated faculty member. Exemption, if granted, does not award course credit and you would take an additional elective to replace the exempted course.
Course exemptions are generally by examination or may be granted at the instructor's discretion based on previous coursework.