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

Earning credit by exam lets you earn credit by taking one test after a period of supported self study. Free guides let you know what your tests will cover and list recommended textbooks and learning resources.

UExcel® Exams for College Credit

Earn undergraduate college credit in business, education, humanities, math, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects.

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.