Other Exam and Assessment Options
We award college credit for AP’s college-level exams. Visit the College Board Web site for more information about their available exams.
The CLEP exams include General Examinations and Subject Examinations. All CLEP exams carry lower-level credit. They are offered daily to persons in the U.S. military through DANTES base testing or education services offices. See A Student Guide to Credit by Examination at Excelsior College (PDF) for more information about CLEP exam titles and scoring. The CLEP institution code for Excelsior College is 2899.
Most DSST exams carry lower-level credit and are offered daily to persons in the U.S. military through the DANTES base testing or education services offices. See A Student Guide to Credit by Examination at Excelsior College (PDF) for more information about DSST exam titles and scoring. The DSST institution code for Excelsior College is 9370.
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is assessed for 3 Excelsior graduate level credits. This credit can be uses as an MBA elective, or complete the Project Management requirement in the MBA Technology Management concentration. It can also be used to complete the Project Management requirement in the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business & Management or the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management degrees.
In order to receive credit, complete the authorization request form (PDF) and fax it to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) number indicated on the form. Add your month /day of birth and/or the last 4 digits of the social security number in order to have two forms of identification on the return verification (PMI does not have this on file).
We have reviewed for credit many of the professional certification examinations including those offered by Cisco, CompTIA, ICDL, Microsoft, Oracle, SAS and Sun. Visit our Credit for IT Certification page and see the complete list of other certifications in A Student Guide to Credit by Examination at Excelsior College (PDF).
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Portfolio
The PLA Portfolio program offers you the option of receiving an evaluation and assessment of your life learning for college credit, certification, or advanced standing toward further education or training. Examples of possible sources of credit include college-level learning acquired through your work, military service, community and volunteer service, or other experiences.