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.

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.


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