UExcel® is an alliance between Excelsior College and Pearson VUE. The program's mission is to offer lower-level examinations that are recognized globally as a source of college credit.
There are currently eight UExcel® exams. Content guides describing the objectives, content, recommended textbooks, and sample questions are available for each examination. These tests may be used to earn college credit or advanced placement or to meet employment, professional licensure, or teacher certification requirements. Each UExcel® exam reflects the content of one or more specific college-level courses. Credit recommendations are based on credit typically granted for the corresponding courses, and examination content closely matches typical college course content and textbooks. Through the UExcel® program, the tests are administered globally at more than 4,000 computer-based testing locations and are available year-round.
Sponsoring Organizations: Excelsior College is an accredited private, nonprofit institution focusing on the needs of working adults. Excelsior is an acknowledged leader in the assessment of student knowledge. Its primary mission is to increase access to a college degree for adult learners by removing obstacles to their educational goals. It does so by providing multiple avenues to degree completion, including credit-by-examination programs. Pearson VUE is built on a foundation of experience in electronic testing. In 1994, three pioneers established Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), now known as Pearson VUE, as an electronic testing and course registration company. NCS acquired VUE in 1997 and in 2000, NCS was purchased by Pearson plc, a UK-based international media, publishing, and education company that also includes Pearson Education, the Financial Times Group, and the Penguin Group.
Organization Contact: Faculty, administrators, examinees, and others can obtain information about UExcel® through the program web site. UExcel® publications available online include the registration guide, content guides for each examination, and a technical guide.
- Click the name of a course/exam to see the course/exam description.
- Click a column header to sort the results by that column (ascending or descending order).
- Click the checkbox of one or more courses to generate a printer-friendly list of selected courses/exams.