Since 1971, Excelsior’s philosophy of “what you know is more important than where or how you learned it®” has helped more than 150,000 adult learners worldwide earn their degrees using a variety of recognized pathways – one student at a time.
Excelsior College is the leading accredited, private, nonprofit institution in the United States established to meet the needs of the post-traditional learner. Focusing on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners, Excelsior is a recognized and proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge, however it is obtained.
We offer efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues. These include our own online courses and our college-level proficiency examinations, UExcel, the only college-based series of proficiency examinations that have been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). We also accept in transfer credit earned at other colleges and universities as well as through recognized corporate and U.S. military training programs.
By using appropriate resources provided by OERu member institutions and other recognized open courseware providers as study material, UExcel Exams can be a highly affordable means for the independent learner to demonstrate academic proficiency in a variety of subjects.