Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)

Most ECE exams are 3-hour tests. They are administered via computer at Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

Excelsior College was formerly called Regents College. Several years ago, these tests were called ACT-PEP (Proficiency Examination Program) exams.

Over the years, the university has made changes in scoring methods and cutoff scores for ECE exams. If you tested several years ago and need assistance in interpreting your scores correctly, contact the Director of Testing Services.

University Credit-by-Exam Policy 503.5

UA Little Rock credit

Financial Accounting Study Guide “C” ACCT 2310, Principles of Accounting I
Managerial Accounting Study Guide “C” ACCT 2330, Principles of Accounting II
Business Management
Operations Management* Study Guide “C” or 400 MGMT 3304, Production and Operations Management (NOTE: This test may only be taken once for credit at UA Little Rock. Student must have junior standing prior to testing.)
Labor Relations* Study Guide “C” or 400 MGMT 4341, Labor and Industry Relations (NOTE: This test may only be taken once for credit at UA Little Rock. Student must have junior standing prior to testing.)
College Writing Study Guide 4 RHET 1311, Composition I
English Composition Study Guide 5 RHET 1312, Composition II
Economics & Finance
Introduction to Microeconomics Study Guide “C”  ECON 2322, Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics Study Guide “C”  ECON 2323, Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Finance Study Guide “C” FINC 3310, Business Finance
Business Law* Study Guide “C” MKTG 2380, Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Marketing* Study Guide “B” MKTG3350, Principles of Marketing
Mathematics & Statistics
Contemporary Mathematics Study Guide “C” MATH 1321, Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning
Statistics Study Guide “C” STAT 2350, Introduction to Statistical Methods
Fundamentals of Nursing Study Guide “C” NURS 1300, Essential Nursing Skills and NURS 1805, Adult Nursing I
Introduction to Philosophy Study Guide “C”  PHIL 1310, Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics Theory and Practice Study Guide “C” PHIL 2320, Ethics and Society
Bioethics: Philosophical Issues* Study Guide “B” PHIL 3335, Medical Ethics
Physics Study Guide “C” PHYS 1321, College Physics I and PHYS 1322, College Physics II
Political Science
Political Science Study Guide “C” POLS 2303, Intro to International Politics
Introduction to Psychology Study Guide “B” PSYC 2300, Psychology and the Human Experience
Research Methods in Psychology Study Guide “B” PSYC 3341, Research Methods I
Social Psychology Study Guide “B” PSYC 3360, Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology Study Guide “B” PSYC 3360, Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging Study Guide “B” PSYC 4337, Adult Psychology and Aging
Sociology & Anthropology
Introduction to Sociology Study Guide “C” SOCI 2300, Introduction to Sociology
Foundations of Gerontology Study Guide “C” GERO 2300, Introduction to Aging and the Elderly (NOTE: This test may not be used to substitute for a grade of “F” received in the course.)
Religions of the World Contact Excelsior “C” RELS 2305, Religious World Views
World Populations Study Guide “C” SOCI 4332, Population Analysis

*Indicates Student must have approval from Department Chair prior to testing for Credit at UA Little Rock.

ECE Test Schedule and Registration

Exams are scheduled throughout the year. Call 888-647-2388 or visit UExcel’s website.

Test Fee

Varies by test. Check Excelsior’s credit-by-exam for current fees.

Obtaining Credit

If you have already taken an Excelsior College/Regents College/ACT-PEP test but did not send the scores to UA Little Rock, contact Excelsior College at 888-647-2388 to request that your scores be sent directly to UA Little Rock Testing Services.