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Excelsior College Offers Online Exams for College Credit

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You can earn college level credit in select subject areas by passing proficiency exams offered by the Excelsior College Examination Program. Excelsior College offers the UExcel Excelsior College Examination Program and the Excelsior College Examinations in Nursing Theory, these are credit by examination programs offered in a computer-based format at thousands of test centers globally.

Excelsior College, a nonprofit private college in Albany, NY partners with all branches of the military to offer distance learning and online testing to military members and veterans. Military partners of Excelsior College include: CCAF, GoArmyEd, the Army Soldier Enrollment Option, Army National Guard Distance Learning Resources, the College of the American Soldier (CAS), the Army Enlisted Education Program (EEP), the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges for the Coast Guard (SOCCOASTO), the Coast Guard Institute, the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges for Marine Corps personnel (SOCMAR), the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges for Navy personnel (SOCNAV), and the Navy College Program (NCP).

While these examination programs are not funded or reimbursed by DANTES, you may be eligible for cost reimbursement with your GI Bill or with Tuition Assistance. Check with your education counselor or the VA for more information.

Excelsior College® Examinations (ECE) in Nursing Theory

Students in Excelsior's associate degree in nursing programs have three options for completing Nursing Theory requirements: online courses, conference plus exam, or independent study plus exam.

There are eight Nursing Theory ECEs at the Associate degree level:

  • Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences
  • Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety
  • Foundations in Nursing Practice
  • Health Differences Across the Life Span 1
  • Health Differences Across the Life Span 2
  • Health Differences Across the Life Span 3
  • Reproductive Health
  • Transition to the Professional Nurse Role

For more information see the Excelsior College ECE website.

UExcel® Tests offered by Excelsior College

Business

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Labor Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Workplace Communication With Computers

Education

  • Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School

Humanities

  • Bioethics: Philosophical Issues
  • College Writing
  • English Composition
  • Ethics: Theory & Practice
  • Introduction to Music
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Spanish Language

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Basic Genetics
  • Calculus
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • Earth Science
  • General Chemistry I
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Physics
  • Precalculus Algebra
  • Science of Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Weather and Climate

Nursing

  • Adult Nursing
  • Community-Focused Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Maternal and Child Nursing (Associate)
  • Maternal and Child Nursing (Baccalaureate)
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Research in Nursing

Nursing Theory

  • Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences
  • Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety
  • Foundations in Nursing Practice
  • Health Differences Across the Life Span 1
  • Health Differences Across the Life Span 2
  • Health Differences Across the Life Span 3
  • Reproductive Health
  • Transition to the Professional Nurse Role

Social Sciences / History

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Foundations of Gerontology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • World Conflicts Since 1900
  • World Population

Technology

  • Introduction to Computer Programming Using Java
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

For more information please visit the Excelsior College UExcel website.

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