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Retaking Exams

Limitations for repeating exams are outlined below. The registration and scheduling process for repeating an exam is the same as that used for the first attempt.

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Number of Attempts Allowed

You may attempt any UExcel® exam a total of four times but no more than three times within a one year period.

Nursing students may attempt each Excelsior College® nursing theory examination a maximum of three times. Failure on the third attempt on the same exam will result in dismissal from the nursing program. A five year period from date of dismissal must pass before a student may appeal to re-enroll.

Waiting Period Between Attempts

  • You may repeat an exam 60 days after your first attempt and 120 days after your second and/or subsequent attempts.
  • You must register and pay for all retesting attempts.