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Statement of Policy
In accordance with New York State Education Department policies governing the awarding of degrees, Excelsior College will award Excelsior College graduates only one degree at each level (associate and baccalaureate degree) in the same academic program. For the purpose of this policy, the academic degree programs are Liberal Arts, Business, Health Sciences, Nursing, Electrical Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Technology and Nuclear Engineering Technology, Accounting (NYS CPA Track), Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management, and Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management. The College, by policy, encourages students to progress to a higher degree whenever possible.
Excelsior College graduates may pursue a second undergraduate degree from Excelsior College, provided it is in a different academic degree program.
Graduates of other regionally accredited institutions may also earn second degrees at Excelsior College in different degree programs. All credits from advanced degrees (master's or doctorate) may be applied toward the second degree as appropriate. In addition, if a student's first degree is in liberal arts or business, he or she may pursue a second degree in the same program as long as they complete a different area of study (concentration, specialization, program, or major) at Excelsior College.
There are restrictions on the types and amounts of grants and loans available to students that have already earned a baccalaureate degree or a first professional degree and are pursuing a second degree. Students should refer to the Guide to Federal Student Aid published by the U.S. Department of Education. Second degree students may also wish to consult the Excelsior College Financial Aid Office for further information.