5. Transfer Credits
Thousands of colleges and universities across the country accept transfer credits earned through the UExcel Credit-by-Examination program.
Once you have passed your UExcel exams, you can use your credits towards a degree at Excelsior College, a regionally accredited institution, or you can transfer your credits to another institution of your choice.
UExcel credit is provided on an official transcript from Excelsior College, a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. As with any college credit, this credit may be transferable to another college or university. The American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) has also evaluated and made college credit recommendations for UExcel examinations. The ACE CREDIT College and University Network agrees to consider ACE recommendations.
How Do I Transfer My Credits?
Step 1: Contact your college admissions office
Determine if your college accepts credit for UExcel exams and learn the procedure for submitting transcripts.
Step 2: Request a transcript from Excelsior
You may request Official Examinations Transcripts through MyExcelsior (login required), with your MyExcelsior login used as an electronic signature. Your signed authorization is required with all other transcript requests, which may be submitted by mail, fax, or scanned email attachment.
If you have any additional questions on transfer credit earned through the UExcel Credit-By-Examination Program, please contact the Test Administration Office by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling us toll-free at 888-647-2388 ext. 166.
Test Preparation Advisory
Preparation for Excelsior College® Examinations, though based on independent study, is supported by Excelsior College with a comprehensive set of exam learning resources and services designed to help you succeed.
These learning resources are prepared by Excelsior College so you can be assured that they are current and cover the content you are expected to master for the exams. These resources, and your desire to learn, are usually all that you will need to succeed.
There are test-preparation companies that will offer to help you study for our examinations. Some may imply a relationship with Excelsior College and/or make claims that their products and services are all that you need to prepare for our examinations.
Excelsior College is not affiliated with any test preparation firm and does not endorse the products or services of these companies. No test preparation vendor is authorized to provide admissions counseling or academic advising services, or to collect any payments, on behalf of Excelsior College. Excelsior College does not send authorized representatives to a student’s home.
Depending upon your individual learning style and needs, you may consider using the services and products of a test preparation vendor to help you prepare for an Excelsior College Examination. Some students have found such materials beneficial while others have not. The decision to purchase the services and products of any of these vendors is entirely up to you.
Excelsior College does not review the materials provided by test preparation companies for content or compatibility with Excelsior College Examinations.
To help you become a well-informed consumer we suggest that you consider the following before making any purchase decision regarding study materials provided by organizations other than Excelsior College.
Does the company:
- Clearly articulate that it is an independent business enterprise, separate from Excelsior College, and that it is not a degree granting institution?
- Clearly inform you that the products and services it provides have not been reviewed, nor are they endorsed, by Excelsior College?
- Openly indicate that it is not an agent of Excelsior College, that it is not authorized to provide admissions counseling or academic advising regarding Excelsior's degree requirements, and that all its costs and fees are separate from those you will pay to the College?
- Have a record of unresolved complaints/disputes with consumer protection agencies, nursing boards, attorneys general offices, or other similar organizations?
- Require clients to commit to long-term, binding contracts to access its products and services?
- Provide data to substantiate the satisfaction of its clients with its products and services?
First, create your own free MyExcelsior 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.
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.
If you are currently registered for an exam you must schedule your appointment (but do not need to take the exam) by June 30th 2014 in order to avoid the $50 USD or $60 USD administration fee.