What is UExcel or UExcel Exam?

Beth Dumbauld

UExcel is a credit-by-exam (CBE) program offered through an alliance between Pearson, an education company, and Excelsior College. UExcel offers 8 exams in a variety of subjects which can help you earn college credit for what you already know.

UExcel exams are currently offered for the following college-level subjects:

  • Calculus
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics

Students who pass UExcel exams earn college credit on an official transcript from Excelsior College. UExcel exams are also eligible for ACE CREDIT. Currently nearly 2,000 colleges consider UExcel exams for transfer credit. Since each college sets its own transfer credit policy, it is advisable to ask ahead if your college will accept UExcel results.

Individuals can take UExcel exams at nearly 4,200 Pearson testing centers around the world. To find a testing center near you or to schedule an exam, check out Test Takers Services through Pearson Vue.

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