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Excelsior College

Excelsior College Examinations

As a nationally recognized leader in distance education, we provide the flexibility and choices adults need. For over 35 years, our caring and experienced staff and faculty have been helping learners like you advance their educational and career goals by offering innovative programs.

Earn the college-level credit you deserve.

Choose from a variety of exams in the arts and sciences, business, nursing, and health sciences … check with your college advisor to see how the exams satisfy your degree requirements … and then show what you know. Recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) and accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities, Excelsior College Examinations offer the perfect blend of flexibility and support, such as:
  • Flexibility tailored to accommodate the demands of college, work and home.
  • Study and learn independently, and then when you’re ready, take the exam for credit.
  • Schedule your exam for the most convenient time, at one of over 200 Pearson Professional Centers located in the U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories and select international sites.

Support every step of the way.

Studying and learning independently doesn’t mean you’re out there on your own. ECEs offer you unequalled resources and support to help you prepare for the exam:
  • Free exam content guides listing recommended learning resources and an outline of topics
  • Practice exams that provide feedback on a test taking experience
  • Free online tutoring services and writing skills improvement tools
  • Free online testing tutorial
  • Comprehensive guided learning packages
  • ECE Virtual Tour to walk you through the registration and test taking experience

To fully prepare for an ECE requires self-direction and discipline.

  • Be certain to allow sufficient time for both study and review.
  • Plan on spending three hours studying each week per semester hour of credit.
  • Review content guides and utilize the recommended learning resources
  • Take advantage of the guided learning packages comprised of bundled textbooks and other study materials
  • Purchase a practice exam to review valuable feedback and help you to further prepare.

Grading: A letter grade is reported for all examinations.

Transcripts: For a nominal fee, an official transcript can be ordered online and sent to the college of your choice.

Credits: Upper and lower level credit exams available. 3-6 credits (varies by exam)

Cost: $240-$345 (varies by exam)

Military Personnel: ECEs are FREE to military personnel through DANTES.

Download A Student Guide to Credit by Examination at Excelsior College.

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Why ECEs are the right choice.

Excelsior College, a world leader in distance education and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, is one of America's most unique institutions of higher education. Excelsior has more than 127,000 enrolled students from around the world. In addition to providing high-quality graduate and undergraduate education online, it evaluates prior learning and provides comprehensive degree-completion advising. It has been named the top transfer school in America by U.S.News & World Report.

In addition to its online instruction, Excelsior is a recognized leader in outcomes assessment. Its wide array of examinations are used by universities and professional associations around the world in satisfaction of various degree, credential and prior knowledge requirements.

Excelsior College makes associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees more accessible to busy, working adults.

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