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Get ready to successfully pass your exam with content guides, learning resources, practice tests, and more.
UExcel Exam Content Guides
UExcel content guides outline what you need to learn for each exam and include lists of recommended textbooks, links to online learning resources, and sample exam questions. These resources are recommended by the same Excelsior College faculty who develop the exams. Content guides are updated periodically to reflect changes in particular exams and textbooks, so be sure you have the most recent guide before taking your exam.
To ensure you've studied all the material that may be included in your exam, be sure to read the recommended textbook(s) listed in your content guide.
UExcel practice exams let you take a timed test on your personal computer of the same length, format, and difficulty of the actual exam you'll take on site at a PeasonVUE test center. Practice exam info is included on each exam page. To sign up for practice exams you must be registered for your official exam.
Work with a tutor in real-time or submit questions or essays for a next day response with Smarthinking, a free online tutoring service. Enrolled students can access Smarthinking from their Resources page in MyExcelsior.
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OER) are free or low-cost online materials you can use to learn about many topics in various formats for different learning styles.
Online Library Services
If you're enrolled in a program at Excelsior, you'll be able to use Excelsior's online library that provides access to millions of authoritative publications and media resources, librarian support services, and resource pages for many exams.
Familiarize yourself with computer-based testing with Pearson VUE's free testing tutorial.