Category: Credit by Exam

Did you know that Excelsior College offers credit by examination? This cost effective option helps students meet degree requirements by demonstrating their mastery of a college-level subject area. Study independently, take a comprehensive exam at a local testing center, and earn credit.

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Excelsior College partners with students to provide a personalized pathway to earning a college degree, giving them  greater control, value, and flexibility in completing degree requirements. One of the most flexible ways to earn credit is through our UExcel exams and Excelsior College Examinations. A total of 8,890 students completed 17,887 exams in the 2016–2017 …

December 2016 We are pleased to offer two new resources to assist CPNE eligible students who are preparing for the CPNE 1. Free CPNE Webinars: Conversations with Kim Once a month Assistant Dean Kim Hedley will give a presentation to help you prepare for the CPNE. Webinars will be recorded and made available for later …

By Lisa Robert   Test taking techniques are strategies one can utilize to analyze a test item. The most important skill for the test taker is the ability to read the question carefully and determine the key elements in each question. Each question has key words that relate to the patient, the problem, and to …

By Brad Cringle, Academic Advisor; Maureen Straight, Faculty Program Director, Associate Degree in Nursing program; Joanne Bonesteel, Faculty Program Director, Associate Degree in Nursing program; and Diane Wild Smith, Senior Academic Advisor You have received your Nursing exam score report and it is not a passing grade. Now what?  Take a deep breath and focus …

Traditionally in a three credit full semester course (15 or 16 weeks), the expectation is three hours of study per credit hour per week.  This would mean nine hours of study per course per week. With the majority of Excelsior online courses offered in an eight week format, you should expect to spend significantly more …

Excelsior College offers a credit by examination option which is a faster and less expensive way to earn college level credit in select subject areas. The examinations are self-paced/self-study and require discipline and commitment in order to adequately prepare.  Students often ask, “How do I know what material to study?” The answer to this question can …

Starting college later in life and completing a degree. Harry C. Craft III, started college at the age of 35 and completed his Associate in Liberal Arts degree when he was 43 years old. His education may have begun later in life, but it didn’t end there. Craft completed his Bachelor of Science at age …