Excelsior College offers UExcel exams in topics like business, education, humanities, math, natural sciences, nursing, social sciences, technology, and more. Individuals do not have to attend Excelsior College to take UExcel exams. However, the Excelsior College Examinations (ECEs) in nursing are only available to students enrolled in Excelsior's associate nursing programs. The computer-based ECEs are available by appointment at Pearson VUE Authorized Centers. See a list of UMUC test centers and the tests offered at each location. For more information or to register for UExcel exams or ECEs, call 888-647-2388 or e-mail testadmin@excelsior.edu.

Prepare for UExcel exams or Excelsior College Examinations in nursing with Excelsior's Exam Content Guides, which are available at no cost.

Note: Excelsior assumed the administration of the examinations from ACT in September 1998.

To be eligible for credit you must receive a minimum score or grade of C as indicated below.

UExcel Exams

               
Examination Title Course Equivalents Score Required Number of Credits
Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 353

C

3 UL

Adult Nursing

Elective

C

8 UL

Anatomy & Physiology

BIOL 201 & BIOL 202 (not lab sci);
should also take BIOL 161 or BIOL 102 to meet lab requirement.

C

6 LL

Bioethics: Philosophical Issues

PHIL elective

C

3 UL

Clinical Performance in Nursing

NURS elective

C

8 LL

Community-Focused Nursing

Elective

C

4 UL

Cultural Diversity

SOCY elective

C

3 UL

Earth Science

GEOL 100

C

3 LL

English Composition

3rd Writing or Speech in GERs and 3 elective credits

C

6 LL

Ethics: Theory and Practice

PHIL 140

C

3 UL

Foundations of Gerontology

GERO 100

C

3 UL

Fundamentals of Nursing

Elective

C

8 LL

Human Resource Management

HRMN 300

C

3 UL

Interpersonal Communication

SPCH 125

C

3 LL

Introduction to Music

MUSC/HUMN elective

C

3 LL

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 100

C

3 LL

Juvenile Delinquency

CCJS 350

C

3 UL

Labor Relations

HRMN 362

C

3 UL

Life Span Developmental Psychology

PSYC 351

C

3 LL

Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School

Elective

C

6 UL

Macroeconomics Intro

ECON 201

C

3 LL

Maternal & Child Nursing

Voc/Tech – AA

C

6 LL

Maternal & Child Nursing

Voc/Tech – BA

C

8 UL

Microbiology

BIOL 230 (lecture only; not lab sci)

C

3 LL

Microeconomics Intro

ECON 203

C

3 LL

Organizational Behavior

BMGT 464

C

3 UL

Pathophysiology

BIOL elective

C

3 UL

Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

PSYC 357

C

3 UL

Research in Nursing

Elective

C

3 UL

Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 300

C

3 UL

Social Psychology

PSYC 321

C

3 UL

World Conflict Since 1900

GVPT 200

C

3 UL

World Population

GEOG 422

C

3 LL

Excelsior College Examinations in Nursing


Examination Title Course Equivalents Score Required Number of Credits
Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

Health Differences Across the Life Span 1

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

Health Differences Across the Life Span 2

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

Health Differences Across the Life Span 3

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

Transition to the Professional Nurse Role

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

The Fine Print 

UMUC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.