Online Courses & Credit By Exam

You can earn credit at Excelsior College by completing online courses and/or by taking undergraduate subject exams.

Online Course Offerings

Online courses at Excelsior provide you with a scheduled syllabus and are led by instructors with graduate degrees. You’ll read textbooks, complete assignments, and respond to discussion questions on a weekly basis. Most courses are worth 3 credits and run for 8 or 15 weeks.

Credit By Exam Options

Our wide array of proficiency exams allow you to earn credit by exam by taking a test after a period of supported self study. Free content guides let you know which topics your tests will cover and include recommended textbooks, learning resources, and other materials to help you prepare for the exam.

UExcel® Exams for College Credit

Earn undergraduate college credit that you can use towards a degree in business, education, humanities, math, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and other disciplines.

Excelsior College® Exams in Nursing

If you’re enrolled in the associate nursing degree program, you can take Excelsior College exams to complete your Nursing Theory Series requirements.