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First, visit MyExcelsior to create your own free account. Once you have created an account, you can register online for an exam. You may also register by calling toll free, (888) 723-9267.
You must register for an exam first. Once you have registered for your examination(s) through Excelsior College, you will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) letter. After you receive this letter, you can schedule your testing appointment electronically through the Pearson VUE Web site.
Visit the Pearson VUE's Test Center Locator for 24-hour access to information about testing centers including addresses, telephone numbers, and printable directions. You can also schedule an appointment to test on the same Web site.
The content guide can be downloaded. You can find the content guide for a particular exam on its detail page with other specific exam information or on the Exam Content Guides and Documentation page.
You may take the exam a total of four times, but no more than three times within a one year period. The waiting time between attempts is 60 days after the first exam and 120 days after the second and subsequent attempts. You will need to register for each retaking of the exam.
Enrolled and prospective students are eligible to register for practice examinations once they have registered and paid in full for the corresponding credit-bearing exam.
The practice exams for the following are available only to those students enrolled in the associate degree nursing program:
The practice exam gives you a sense of what the exam for credit will be like. Reasons for taking the practice exam include: sample questions used in the credit-bearing exam, honing your testing skills, practice testing in a timed environment, gain valuable feedback by reviewing the rationales for the practice test answers, gain confidence in taking exams via computer, and increasing your chances for a better grade.
Choose from practice exams in nursing, arts and sciences, business and education. Register for a practice exam.
You can access your practice exam by going to your MyExcelsior page and selecting the link for your exam.
You will have access to each practice exam and your results only during the 90-day period. After 90 days, the examination and the results you received will no longer be accessible. There are no refunds for practice exams. Extensions to the 90-day eligibility window for taking a practice exam are granted only when technical problems attributed to Excelsior College prohibited you from taking the practice exam or reviewing your results.
You will use your MyExcelsior user name and password to access your practice exams.
It is very helpful to take the practice exam as it gives you a better idea of what the test questions might be and how Excelsior College writes their questions. It also gives you an idea of where you need to focus your studying.
The Test Administration staff report that a score of 80% or better indicates that you are prepared to take the exam and be successful.
No. The practice exam questions are protected by copyright and may not be printed or disclosed in part or as a total examination.