Here on most of universities: you need to actually attend classes and pass all tests from them in order to be able to write final exam. Final exam is 100% of your grade. Yay.
I'm almost done with school now, but I remember sitting with all those anathomy, animal and plant physiology and genetics books, trying to learn to all finals at once 8D
School system should rely more on your practical skills, not pure theoretical informations. It's obvious you'll forget most of stuff fast, if you won't have any use from informations you learned.[/align]
That's just is ridiculous. You can clep courses here. It doesn't matter where it is, I cleped intro to engineering because it was a waste of my time to take it, and I get hired to tutor students for clep exams all the time, much cheaper for a subject you know. It's the only courses in my area at universities that have a test count for 100% of grades.