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How Credit by Exam Works
Earning credit by exam requires you to embark on a period of supported, disciplined self study to gain knowledge of a specific subject.
Free content guides for each exam outline exactly what's covered, where to find learning materials, and how your test questions will be structured. Once you're registered for an exam, you'll have access to educational resources and be eligible to sign up for practice exams.
Then, when you're ready, you'll take the exam at a Pearson VUE test center.
Review what you need to learn and follow a study plan using the reference materials outlined in your exam content guide.
Check the academic calendar and choose the term in which you want to take your exam. Then register and pay online or by phone at 888-647-2388 ext. 166. You'll be prompted to create a MyExcelsior account if you don't already have one.
Take a self-test with sample exam questions in your content guide. If you want, you can check your readiness by signing up for practice exams.
4. Set Your Test Date
Within 48 hours after you register, an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter will be posted in your MyExcelsior message center that explains how to schedule your exam at online or by calling 888-926-9488. Pearson charges a test administration fee when you schedule your appointment to test. You will pay $50 USD to take two-hour exams and $60 USD to take three-hour exams. Additional fees apply for phone transactions (scheduling, rescheduling, and canceling.
5. Take Your Exam
On the day of your exam, bring your required forms of ID to the Pearson VUE Testing Center. Test results are expressed as a letter grade of A, B, C, or F.