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Excelsior College

Indiana State University accepts credit by exam from Excelsior College. The exams are in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course exams in undergraduate courses. The American Council on Education recommends a minimum of three semester hours of credit per test. Students must be enrolled in Excelsior College to register for exams.

  • For preparation information, visit Excelsior College.
  • For a list of Excelsior College courses accepted by Indiana State University, visit Exam List.
Guidelines for Credit Transfer
  • Students must obtain their academic advisor's approval prior to registering for any examination to ensure departmental standards are satisfied.
  • Credit earned through the Credit by Exam Program may apply toward graduation or degree requirements or elective hours within individual programs.
  • Students do not receive a grade for credit earned through the examinations.
  • No credit is awarded in a general examination area if the student has completed two or more college-level courses in that general examination area.
  • No credit is awarded in a subject examination if the student has already earned college-level credit in that subject area.
  • Students cannot receive duplicate credit. Therefore, it is important for students to plan their academic schedule with an academic advisor.


University Testing
Normal Hall
650 Eagle Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
812.237.7764 (FAX)