Excelsior College Examinations
The Excelsior College Examinations battery facilitates recognition of college-level learning. Initially offered only in New York, these examinations were known as the College Proficiency Examinations and Regents College Examinations. From 1976 to 1994, they were administered nationally by American College Testing (ACT) as the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP). In 1994, the program title was changed to ACT PEP: Regents College Examinations and in 1998 to simply Regents College Examinations with the termination of contractual agreements with ACT, Inc. As of January 2001, the program is known as Excelsior College Examinations (ECEs).
There are currently 43 Excelsior College Examinations-22 in arts and sciences, 3 in business, one in education, and 17 in nursing. Free content guides presenting learning objectives, syllabi, study plans, recommended textbooks, and sample questions are available from Excelsior College Examinations.
These tests may be used to earn college credit or advanced placement or to meet employment, professional licensure, or teacher certification requirements. Most of the Excelsior College Examinations reflect the content of one or more specific college-level courses. Credit recommendations for these examinations are based on the credit typically assigned to the corresponding courses, and examination content closely matches typical college course content and widely used textbooks. The comprehensive examinations, designed to assess overall learning that does not correspond to specific college courses, form the basis for the competency-based Excelsior College associate degrees in nursing.
The tests are administered by computer at Pearson Testing Centers worldwide, including those located on U.S. military bases.
URL: http://www.excelsior.edu Source of Official Student Records: Excelsior College Examinations records are confidential and can be released only upon written request by the examinee. Such requests, accompanied by a check or money order for $12 per transcript, must be sent to: Excelsior College, Business Office, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-5159 or you can request a transcript from: ACE Transcript Service, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036-1193. How Results are Reported: Students taking a computer-delivered multiple-choice test receive an unofficial grade report upon leaving the test center. Answers to the extended response examinations are evaluated by Excelsior College faculty and are reported by the College, as are results from multiple-choice tests taken in paper-and-pencil format.
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