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Take your exam from home. Simply choose 'Online at my home or office' when presented with exam options. Learn more about OnVUE.

Earn college credit from your home or office

Take your Excelsior College UExcel exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the Excelsior College online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Excelsior College will no longer offer UExcel exams after the Summer 2022 trimester and is no longer accepting new exam registrations. The last day to take a UExcel exam is Sunday, August 21, 2022.

Excelsior College is a world leader in distance education, providing busy working adults with the opportunity to earn degrees with flexibility. UExcel® is a credit-by-examination program that allows students to earn college credit for learning acquired elsewhere.

The Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) designed for Excelsior College's nursing program have been retired. Exams known previously as ECEs and intended for general use are now called UExcel exams.

Excelsior College currently offers UExcel exams in the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Humanities & Liberal Arts
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Social Sciences

Exam Registration

You must have a completed registration with Excelsior College before you schedule a test appointment. Excelsior is no longer accepting new registrations; if you have questions about exam registration, you may call Excelsior College at 888-647-2388 (press 6) or 518-464-8500, from 8:​30 a.​m.​ to 5:​00 p.​m.​ Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or email testadmin@​excelsior.​edu.​

Locate a Testing Center

Click on the “Find a Test Center” link on this page to see the locations authorized to administer UExcel exams.

Scheduling Information

Schedule Your Exam Appointment

Your eligibility file will be available for scheduling within 48 hours after you register and pay Excelsior College for the exam. Test appointments may be scheduled through the “Sign In” link on this page.

You must Create a New Web Account with a User Name and Password prior to scheduling your first UExcel exams with Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE Web accounts created for use with other testing programs cannot be used to schedule UExcel exams.

Please Note: You will need your Excelsior College ID in order to create an account with Pearson VUE and schedule your exam. Your Excelsior College ID must have 10 digits. If your ID has fewer than 10 digits, please add leading zeros to the left of the number. (For Example: If your ID is '12345678' you must enter '0012345678')

You will be charged a test administration fee when you schedule your appointment (via the web or using the call center) equal to $55.00 for all two-hour exams and $65.00 for all three-hour exams. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Rescheduling or Canceling Appointments Online

Appointments may be rescheduled or canceled through the “Sign In” link on this page. Requests to reschedule or cancel a test appointment must be made by 7:00 p.m. Central Time, at least one business day (24 hour minimum) before your scheduled appointment time.

Transactions Over the Phone

*Please Note: There is a transaction charge of $15 for every exam appointment scheduled via the Call Center (for test center or OnVUE appointments). Rescheduling or cancelling any appointment within 7 calendar days from your original appointment date will incur an additional transaction charge of $20 when done through the call center. (Transaction charges do not apply when receiving telephone assistance from Pearson VUE with your username and password.)

Last updated 2022-07-12