UExcel® Exams

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  UEXCEL ECE DSST CLEP
INTENDED STUDENT AUDIENCES International,
high school, home-school, college, adult learners, and military
Adult learners, EC students and prospects, military, international, other college students Military, college students, adult learners HS students, military, adult learners, international, college students
EXAMS All lower level Upper and lower level Upper and lower level All lower level
TEST FORMAT CBT CBT CBT and limited paper/pencil CBT and limited paper/pencil
EXAM FEE $85 3 credits – 6 credits $95-$375 3 credits – 8 credits Free for military (DANTES funded) until 9/30/2011 $80 (+ site fee which may vary, typically $15) Free for military (DANTES funded) $77 (+ site fee which may vary, typically $15-$20) Free for military (DANTES funded)
LEARNING RESOURCES Content guides are free for and available for each exam Practice exams are $18 for 1 or 2 hour/$30 for MY Access! online learning tool for 90 days Content guides are free and available for each exam Practice exams are $25 for two pairs of two forms and $75 for two 100- item tests $5 for one day or 2 attempts Exam guides are $10 for each subject; Complete CLEP study guide is $24.95 for all exams
RETEST POLICY 60 days after first attempt, 120 days after second/and or subsequent attempt.  Military must wait 180 days (until 9/30/2011) 60 days after first attempt, 120 days after second/and or subsequent attempt Military must wait 180 days(until 9/30/3011) 6 months 6 months
TEST LOCATIONS Nearly 4000 Pearson testing centers around the globe- many are located at colleges and university campuses Nearly 4000 Pearson testing centers around the globe 1900 College and University campuses 1700 College and University campuses
EXAM LENGTH 2 hours 2-3 hours Up to 2  hours 90 minutes
SCORES Immediate results Immediate results Immediate if CBT/4 weeks if paper/pencil Immediate
TRANSCRIPTS Free if no academic history with EC/$12 for students with EC record.  Exams are transcripted as letter grades A-F(noD) on official EC college transcripts.  College credit is awarded from EC. $12 - Exams are transcripted as letter grades A- F on official EC college transcripts.  College credit is awarded from EC. Free Score Report  if test taker indicates score recipients at the time of exam OR $30 if requested after exam is taken. Free Score Report  if test taker indicates score recipients at the time of exam OR $30 if requested after exam is taken.
COLLEGES ACCEPTING EXAMS AS CREDIT Approx 200 Approx . 1,600 Nearly 2,000 2,900

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Effective July 1st 2014 – Pearson VUE will charge a test administration fee when you schedule your appointment to test, additional fees apply for phone transactions (scheduling, rescheduling, and canceling). You will pay $50 USD to take two-hour exams and $60 USD to take three-hour exams.