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Credit by exam provides a convenient, affordable alternative to an 8- or 15-week college course. Excelsior College Examinations® (ECEs) and other credit-bearing exams allow you to demonstrate your mastery over subject matter in a single test. Pass the exam, and you earn full course credit—and advance your education quickly and affordably.
Nearly three-fourths of Excelsior graduates use credit by exam to fulfill some of their degree requirements. Credit by exam is also popular among:
Steps to Earning Excelsior College Credit by Exam
1. Choose an exam. Scroll down to browse credit-by-exam offerings, or look for courses in our Credit by Exam Catalog.
2. Register. You can register online or by phone—follow these easy instructions.
3. Prepare. Excelsior College offers a full range of exam-prep resources, incliuding study guides, practice exams, and online tutorials.
4. Schedule your test. Tests are administered year-round at 4,000 sites worldwide through Pearson VUE.
Credit by Exam Formats
Excelsior College Examinations® (ECEs) are available for 43 courses—17 in nursing, 22 in arts in sciences, 3 in business, and 1 in education.
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