Resources and Services

Take advantage of the resources and services offered below by registering for a free MyExcelsior account. MyExcelsior is your customized portal to Excelsior College, allowing you to review, manage, and respond to all aspects of your Excelsior experience.

Thinking about becoming a student at Excelsior?

Bookstore
Find recommended books and study materials grouped by exam name/number in our online bookstore or find them listed in an exam’s Content Guide. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

Career Center
Fine tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

Disability Services
We are committed to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity to enroll in an Excelsior College degree program, register for courses or examinations to demonstrate knowledge and skills under appropriate conditions, and to complete a degree. The College strives to assure reasonable accommodations to students toward these goals.

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free public writing resource covering all aspects of undergraduate writing.

Guided Learning Packages for Excelsior College® Examinations (ECEs)
We’ve gathered all the recommended study materials needed to cover and learn the subject matter on an ECE into a customized guided learning package. Available for a select number of exams, you can purchase guided learning packages through our bookstore.

Taking courses but not yet enrolled in a degree program?

Bookstore
Find recommended books and study materials grouped by exam name/number in our online bookstore or find them listed in an exam’s Content Guide. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

Career Center
Fine tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

Disability Services
We are committed to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity to enroll in an Excelsior College degree program, register for courses or examinations to demonstrate knowledge and skills under appropriate conditions, and to complete a degree. The College strives to assure reasonable accommodations to students toward these goals.

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free public writing resource covering all aspects of undergraduate writing.

Free Tutoring
Work with a tutor online in real-time or submit questions or essays for a next day response. You can also pre-schedule online appointments using Smarthinking, a free online tutoring service.

Please note: We have learned of a Web site that may confuse our students into paying for the tutoring support we make available to them - free of charge - via Smarthinking. NOTE the single "t" in the name of the legitimate site.  An unofficial site has apparently been launched (www.smartthinking.com -  notice the double "t.") This unofficial site contains listings for an array of vendors, unaffiliated with Excelsior or the legitimate Smarthinking, offering fee-based tutorial assistance on multiple subjects. 

As an Excelsior student, you can access the legitimate site and its services at no cost via the Resources tab at your MyExcelsior main page. (Login required.)

Guided Learning Packages for Excelsior College® Examinations (ECEs)
We’ve gathered all the recommended study materials needed to cover and learn the subject matter on an ECE into a customized guided learning package. Available for a select number of exams, you can purchase guided learning packages through our bookstore.

Library
Our library provides:
   • 24/7 availability
   • Millions of the world’s most current authoritative resources
   • Help and support from staff librarians

Ombudsperson
Our ombudsperson listens to student related concerns and resolves issues from an unbiased perspective. The Ombudsperson is not an advocate for students or the College, but rather an impartial party who makes problem-solving decisions independently.

Enrolled in one of our degree programs?

Advisors
Once you've enrolled in Excelsior College, a team of academic advisors will work with you to:

  • Choose the degree program that's right for you.
  • Understand the steps required to complete your degree program.
  • Evaluate your transcripts.
  • Select the right courses, exams and other approved sources of credit for fulfilling your degree requirements.
  • Address your academic concerns.

Read our academic advising team mission and values statements

Atomic Learning
Select video tutorials on more than 130 software applications: hundreds available in Spanish. Also available: closed captioned tutorials for PC and Mac and workshops on topics such as blogging, podcasting, and presentation.

Bookstore
Find recommended books and study materials grouped by exam name/number in our online bookstore or find them listed in an exam’s Content Guide. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

Career Center
Fine tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

Disability Services
We are committed to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity to enroll in an Excelsior College degree program, register for courses or examinations to demonstrate knowledge and skills under appropriate conditions, and to complete a degree. The College strives to assure reasonable accommodations to students toward these goals.

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free public writing resource covering all aspects of undergraduate writing.

Free Grammar Check
As a student enrolled in a course while at Excelsior College, you have the opportunity to use Grammarly, a free grammar checker, before turning in your paper for a grade. All possible errors within your paper will be displayed with suggestions and explanations for improving these errors.

Free Tutoring 
Work with a tutor online in real-time or submit questions or essays for a next day response. You can also pre-schedule online appointments using Smarthinking, a free online tutoring service.

Please note: We have learned of a Web site that may confuse our students into paying for the tutoring support we make available to them - free of charge - via Smarthinking. NOTE the single "t" in the name of the legitimate site.  An unofficial site has apparently been launched (www.smartthinking.com -  notice the double "t.") This unofficial site contains listings for an array of vendors, unaffiliated with Excelsior or the legitimate Smarthinking, offering fee-based tutorial assistance on multiple subjects. 

As an Excelsior student, you can access the legitimate site and its services at no cost via the Resources tab at your MyExcelsior main page. (Login required.)

Guided Learning Packages for Excelsior College® Examinations (ECEs)
We've gathered all the recommended study materials needed to cover and learn the subject matter on an ECE into a customized guided learning package. Available for a select number of exams, you can purchase guided learning packages through our bookstore.

Library
Our library provides:
• 24/7 availability
• Millions of the world’s most current authoritative resources
• Help and support from staff librarians

MyExcelsior Community
Gain access to chat rooms, discussion boards, a book exchange, and our Study Buddy Finder, through MyExcelsior Community.

Ombudsperson
Our ombudsperson listens to student related concerns and resolves issues from an unbiased perspective. The Ombudsperson is not an advocate for students or the College, but rather an impartial party who makes problem-solving decisions independently.

Success Guide
Find success strategies for online learning, including time management techniques and study strategies in our Student Online Success Guide. You can also take a learning style assessment to discover how you learn best and find links to additional resources such as the Information Literacy Tutorial and a sample online Excelsior College course.

Taking UExcel® exams or Excelsior College® Examinations (ECEs) but not enrolled in a degree program?

Bookstore
Find recommended books and study materials grouped by exam name/number in our online bookstore or find them listed in an exam's Content Guide. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

Career Center
Fine tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

Disability Services
We are committed to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity to enroll in an Excelsior College degree program, register for courses or examinations to demonstrate knowledge and skills under appropriate conditions, and to complete a degree. The College strives to assure reasonable accommodations to students toward these goals.

Free Tutoring
Work with a tutor online in real-time or submit questions or essays for a next day response. You can also pre-schedule online appointments using Smarthinking, a free online tutoring service.

Please note: We have learned of a Web site that may confuse our students into paying for the tutoring support we make available to them - free of charge - via Smarthinking. NOTE the single "t" in the name of the legitimate site.  An unofficial site has apparently been launched (www.smartthinking.com -  notice the double "t.") This unofficial site contains listings for an array of vendors, unaffiliated with Excelsior or the legitimate Smarthinking, offering fee-based tutorial assistance on multiple subjects. 

As an Excelsior student, you can access the legitimate site and its services at no cost via the Resources tab at your MyExcelsior main page. (Login required.)

Guided Learning Packages for Excelsior College® Examinations (ECEs)
We've gathered all the recommended study materials needed to cover and learn the subject matter on an ECE into a customized guided learning package. Available for a select number of exams, you can purchase guided learning packages through our bookstore.

Excelsior graduate?

Bookstore
Find recommended books and study materials grouped by exam name/number in our online bookstore or find them listed in an exam’s Content Guide. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

Career Center
Fine tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

Disability Services
We are committed to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity to enroll in an Excelsior College degree program, register for courses or examinations to demonstrate knowledge and skills under appropriate conditions, and to complete a degree. The College strives to assure reasonable accommodations to students toward these goals.

Teaching at Excelsior?

Atomic Learning
Select tutorials on more than 130 software applications: hundreds available in Spanish. Also available: closed captioned tutorials for PC and Mac and workshops on topics such as blogging, podcasting, and presentation.

Career Center
For future students, current students, or alumni, we have information, resources, and services at our career center in addition to orientation courses, one capstone and one 200 level course with career content.

Faculty Support Center
Our portal for faculty, course facilitators, and developers at all levels of experience, and for everyone else interested in online teaching and learning. Find all the resources and tools you will need to create and maintain high-quality learning experiences for adult learners at a distance.

Library
Our library provides:
• 24/7 availability
• Millions of the world’s most current authoritative resources
• Help and support from staff librarians

MyExcelsior Community
Gain access to chat rooms, discussion boards, a book exchange, and our Study Buddy Finder, through MyExcelsior Community.

Public Access to Health Care Research Database: OvidSP

Description

The OvidSP research database offers full-text articles from select titles in the OvidSP collection. You can search additional Ovid titles for over 2,000 journals (indexed with abstracts) in fields including clinical medicine, behavioral and social sciences, life sciences, nursing, physical science and engineering, and psychology.

This public resource is made possible through funding from Coordinated Collection Development Aid, a New York State program that recognizes the contributions that academic libraries make in enriching the learning of all New Yorkers.

Availability

The OvidSP research database is available to the public on the Excelsior College campus at 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, N.Y., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm EST, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

To arrange access to the OvidSP database, phone any of the following people:

  • Chris Westcott: 518-464-8577
  • Bethany de Barros: 518-608-8358
  • Jane Weyers: 518-608-8372

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab provides in-depth guide to all aspects of undergraduate writing from complex research projects to basic grammar. Watch a multimedia instructional video, print out writing tips from the Professor's Desk, and discover strategies for composing a diverse range of essays.