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Excelsior College Test Administration
7 Columbia Circle,
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Please give the name of the test you will be taking when requesting a study guide.

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.

Examination Title Course Equivalents Score Required Number of Credits
Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 353

C

3 UL

Adult Nursing

Elective

C

8 UL

American Dream

HUMN elective

C

6 UL

Anatomy & Physiology

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

C

6 LL

Bioethics: Philosophical Issues

PHIL elective

C

3 UL

Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam

NURS elective

C

8 LL

Community-Focused Nursing

Elective

C

4 UL

Community Health 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

C

6 LL

Essentials of Nursing Care: Chronicity

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 LL

Essentials of Nursing Care: Heath Differences

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 LL

Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 LL

Essentials of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 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

Health Differences Across the Life Span 1

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 LL

Health Differences Across the Life Span 2

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 LL

Health Differences Across the Life Span 3

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 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

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

Management in Nursing

NURS elective

C

4 UL

Maternal & Child Nursing

Voc/Tech – AA

C

6 LL

Maternal & Child Nursing

Voc/Tech – BA

C

8 UL

Maternity Nursing

Voc/Tech – AA

C

3 LL

Microbiology

BIOL 230 (lecture only; not a lab science)

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

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Elective

C

8 UL

Religions of the World

HUMN 350

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

Transition to the Registered Professional Nurse Role

Voc/Tech

C

3 LL

World Conflict Since 1900

GVPT 200

C

3 UL

World Population

GEOG 422

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.