Office for Prior Learning Assessment

PLA UExcel Exams

UExcel exams are computer-based standardized tests. While USM is not a testing site for UExcel exams, you can take exams at a variety of locations throughout the State of Maine. Please visit the testing company (Pearson VUE) website to find a location near you. 

UExcel offers a variety of exams, but only a few have been approved for USM credit.

Please note: A grade of B or higher is required on all UExcel exams for credit at USM.

UExcel: Subject & Exam

USM Course Equivalencies

Credit Awarded  

Anatomy and Physiology 

BIO 111 + 113

6 credits 


BIO 281 

3 credits 

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 233

3 credits

Lifespan Development Psychology

PSY 220

3 credits

Ethics: Theory and Practice


3 credits

If you have passed a UExcel exam with a B or higher that is not on the above list, please contact Rusty Dolleman, PLA Director, at 207-780-5909 or