Retaking Exams

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

Number of Attempts Allowed

You may retake any Excelsior College® Examination or UExcel® exam a total of four times but no more than three times within a one year period.

Nursing students may retake nursing theory examinations a maximum of four times and no more than three times within a one year period. Four failures for the same exam will result in dismissal from the 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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