UExcel® and Excelsior College® Examinations (ECE)
Get certified from your home or office
Take your Excelsior College 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!
Beginning September 16, all ECEs, as well as the UExcel exams in Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology (six-credit version), will be available for online delivery and proctoring using OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online delivery and proctoring service. When you go to the Pearson VUE website after September 16 to schedule your appointment, you will be able to select either OnVUE or test center delivery. Learn more about how online delivery and proctoring works, including system requirements »
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.
Excelsior College Examinations (ECEs) are Nursing Theory exams designed for Excelsior College's associate degree program in nursing. Exams known previously as ECEs in subjects other than Nursing Theory are now called UExcel exams.
Excelsior College currently offers exams in the following subject areas:
- Humanities & Liberal Arts
- Natural Sciences & Mathematics
- Social Sciences
You must register and pay for your examination with Excelsior College before you schedule a test appointment. You may register and pay for Excelsior College Exams through the MyExcelsior student service portal at www.excelsior.edu. A free user registration is required to access services through MyExcelsior. You may also register and pay for exams by calling 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.
Locate a Testing Center
Click on the “Find a Test Center” link on this page to see the locations authorized to administer Excelsior College Examinations.
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.
PRICE CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2020
The fee that you will be charged when you schedule your Excelsior College and UExcel exam appointment has changed. Charges equal to $55.00 USD for all two-hour exams and $65.00 USD for all three-hour exams, regardless of where they are delivered.
*Additional fees apply for phone transactions (scheduling, rescheduling, and canceling) and local taxes.
You must Create a New Web Account with a User Name and Password prior to scheduling your first Excelsior College Examination with Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE Web accounts created for use with other testing programs cannot be used to schedule Excelsior College 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')
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.
*Please Note: There is a transaction charge for every exam appointment scheduled via the Call Center. Rescheduling or canceling an appointment within 7 calendar days from your original appointment date will incur an additional transaction charge when done through the call center. (Transaction charges do not apply when receiving telephone assistance from Pearson VUE with your username and password.)