Registering for Courses

If you are planning to apply your Excelsior College course credit(s) towards the requirements of a degree program, be sure to consult with your academic advisor before registering.

Active Military

See our military student registration information page and visit our Getting Started - Military and Veterans page to find more branch specific details.

Credit or Debit Card Payments

Excelsior accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Ways to Register

Use our course search to find courses that interest you.

The course descriptions will have a link for online registration.

  • Log in to online registration.
  • Enter your personal information and continue.
  • Select your chosen course within the next two pages.
  • Finally, select your payment option (undergraduate payment plan, graduate payment plan, credit or debit card).

You may register for courses with the downloadable registration form (PDF - login required) submitted to Excelsior College along with the full payment or payment instructions (check, money order, credit or debit card, undergraduate payment plan, or graduate payment plan.

Excelsior College
Business Office
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203-5159

Non-Mlitary: 518-464-8700
Military: 518-608-8135

Phone registration is available during regular registration periods.

Toll free: 888-285-8648 ext. 4


  • You cannot register by phone during the late registration period.
  • Third party registrations (military tuition assistance registrations or financial aid registrations) cannot be done via phone.
  • You must pay in full with a credit or debit card at the time of registration.

Late Registration

Late registration begins the Saturday after the established registration deadline and continues through Friday of the first week of the term at 12:00 p.m. EST.

  • Only online registrations are accepted during this period.
  • You will be charged a $25 late registration fee.
  • If you drop and then add a course, you will not incur the fee.

We're Here to Help!

We're Here to Help!

For any questions about course and course registration,give us a toll free call: +1-888-647-2388 ext. 27

Excelsior College offers courses at the associate, bachelor's and graduate levels in business, liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, public service, and technology.