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Credit by Exam
Excelsior College® Examinations(ECEs)
Earn college level credit in select subject areas by passing one of our proficiency exams. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for ECEs. Our nursing ECEs are the only nursing exams evaluated and recommended for credit by ACE CREDIT. Accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities, ECEs can save you time and money compared to completing equivalent course work.
UExcel is a credit by examination program offered in a computer-based format at thousands of test centers globally. The UExcel program is an alliance between Excelsior College and Pearson, the market leader in education products and services.
Other Exam and Assessment Options
We offer Portfolio-Based Assessment of prior learning acquired outside college or university settings. Additional credit by exam options are also available.
Browse Available Exams
Our Exam Content Guides, the Excelsior College Examinations User’s Guide, and the ECEs Technical Handbook are available in PDF format on our Exam Content Guides and Documentation page.
Register for ECEs online or toll free at 888-723-9267.
NOTE: LINK to database here. See http://www.excelsior.edu/ecapps/exams/creditByExam.jsf
Exam to be Discontinued
The Maternity Nursing exam will not be available after June 30, 2012.
ECEs User's Guide (PDF)
Notice to All Students Taking Excelsior College® Examinations
In response to numerous inquiries from students, Excelsior College wants to clarify that it is in no way associated with The College Network (TCN) its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, or partners. Excelsior does not promote, endorse, or approve TCN's products or services. Excelsior College provides its students with all of the resources and support necessary to successfully complete its degree programs, especially the Associate degree in nursing. For assistance or further information, please contact an Excelsior College advisor at 888-647-2388.