The Office of Testing and Assessment offers a series of tools that can aid college or high school students achieve their goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree.
There are a few things you need to know before you take a test to accelerate graduation date.
Talk to your academic advisor. We can't stress this part hard enough.Toggle More Info
Familiarize yourself with Florida Gulf Coast University's accelerated credit equivalency policies.Toggle More Info
There is a maximum number of credits you can obtain through testing.Toggle More Info
There are no grades associated with these exams.Toggle More Info
You need to designate Florida Gulf Coast University as your score recipient institution.Toggle More Info
Degree Acceleration Program
Here's a brief description of the credit-by-exam programs we currently offer in Testing and Assessment Services:
CLEP is probably the best known credit-by-exam program. It has been around for over 50 years and it is accepted by over 2,900 colleges and universities in the country. Their 34 exams are priced at $89 and their average length is 90 minutes.
The DSST is a nationally recognized credit-by-exam program that allows you to get college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. Over 1,500 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program which has more than 30 exam titles in college subject areas priced as low as $85 per exam.
UExcel is another credit-by-exam program accepted by FGCU. These exams require you to complete assignments and take multiple tests on a schedule. For a complete list visit the UExcel website.
UExcel was developed by Excelsior College, a not-for-profit online institution. They currently offer exams in the following areas:
- Humanities & Liberal Arts
- Natural Sciences & Mathematics
- Social Sciences
However, only Nursing Theory exams are designed for Excelsior College's associate degree program in nursing and they are know as Excelsior College Examinations (ECEs). Any other subject are exam are now called UExcel.