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CEM: UExcel: Infor for Schools & Evaluators Content

Information for Schools and Credit Evaluators

The Technical Handbook assists faculty members, college administrators, academic advisors, testing directors, and others in evaluating UExcel test results and setting credit by exam policies.

Benefits of Exam Grading

Excelsior College provides letter grades for UExcel exam results when score conversion data is available. Students who transfer to other institutions or apply to graduate school benefit by including more credits in their GPA since it more accurately reflects their knowledge than passing credit.

High School and Home School Students

High schools throughout the United States can offer UExcel exams as a way for students to earn college-level credit. Guidance counselors should determine which exams will fulfill the student's high school requirements and be also accepted by their college of choice.

Students can study at their high schools or on their own, take their UExcel exams at a local Pearson Testing Center and then request that exam transcripts be sent to their college of choice.