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Course Registration

Step 1 – Contact Your Academic Advisor

It is highly recommended that you get connected with one of our academic advisors. Your advisor will be your guide throughout your academic career at Excelsior College. As an expert in your desired program, your advisor will be able to provide tailored guidance on how to reach your academic milestones by forecasting what courses you should be taking and creating your course roadmap to success!

Receive course approval

After meeting with your academic advisor, you will have a clear picture of what course(s) are required for degree completion. Once you and your academic advisor have selected a course(s) and the date(s) offered for the upcoming term, you will receive course approval(s) via email and the message center within your “MyExcelsior” account.

Note: Course approvals must be received from an academic advisor prior to online course registration.

Step 2 – Online Course Registration

Receive notification from Excelsior College via email authorizing approval of course registration(s) and eligibility to register for online course(s) via the Excelsior College portal:


Take full advantage of being part of the Taco Bell family and enjoy the 40% discount on Excelsior College Undergraduate Tuition and Fees.

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).

Mail or Fax:

You may register for courses with downloadable registration forms (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

Special Note:

  • 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.

Step 3 – Pass Course(s)

Textbooks are required for all Excelsior College distance learning courses, except for Information Literacy (INL*102). Textbook readings are assigned from the course guides. All required texts should be purchased (or borrowed) for your use while you are taking your courses. Books are available through the Excelsior College Bookstore in partnership with MBS Direct Bookstore.

Academic Resources >

Excelsior College Bookstore >

View our Partnership Book Policies

Step 4 – Do it Again!!!

Simply follow steps 1-5 to register for your courses each semester!

Tuition & Financial Aid

Taco Bell is committed to offering its employees with affordable options to degree completion. Excelsior College and Taco Bell have partnered to provide significant discounts on Tuition and Fees for Taco Bell employees, their spouses and domestic partners, in addition to admissible dependent children. As part of the “Graduate College” program, both the Application and Enrollments Fess have been waived to remove any financial obstacles restricting entry into our programs. Tuition per credit has also been reduced 40%.

Please review that “Graduate College” Partner Pricing chart for a detailed breakdown of tuition and fee rates.


Financial Aid:

Financial Aid Tutorial

View Financial Aid Tutorial

To be considered for many of the options listed below you must complete the United States Department of Education's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With it and along with a study plan and course approval, you can work with your Excelsior College financial aid advisor to determine the best options for you. The process may take up to several weeks. Your advisor will keep you apprised of the status of your financial aid application.

Find financial aid information and tools at our FA Support Center

  • Review frequently asked questions.
  • View helpful guides.

Financial Aid Support Center >

Log in (or register if you haven't yet) for more resources:

  • Chat live with a financial aid officer.
  • Submit questions or documents.
  • Track your questions and submitted documents.

Log in now >

Attention Financial Aid Students

The deadline to register for trimester courses for financial aid is as follows:

Fall Trimester: 9/12/2014
Spring Trimester: 1/23/2015
Summer Trimester: 5/22/2015

Exceptions apply for students receiving military tuition assistance.

Visit Excelsior's Financial Aid >

Please note an admissible dependent child is defined by The Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 which states the following: Relationship, the taxpayer's child or stepchild (whether by blood or adoption), foster child, sibling or stepsibling, or a descendant of one of these. Residence, has the same principal residence as the taxpayer for more than half the tax year. Exceptions apply, in certain cases, for children of divorced or separated parents, kidnapped children, temporary Absences, and for children who were born or died during the year. Age, must be under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year, or under the age of 24 if a full-time student for at least five months of the year, or be permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year. Support, did not provide more than one-half of his/her own support for the year � and having successfully completed a high school diploma or GED) ("Student" or "Students") seek enrollment will apply.

Excelsior's educational partnership with Taco Bell entitles you to significant discounts on tuition and student fees.

In addition, you may be eligible for federal and New York State loans, as well as grants, scholarships, GI Bill tuition assistance, and other forms of financial support. Excelsior's financial aid advisors will work with you to obtain all the forms of support for which you're eligible. We also offer flexible payment plans and budgeting assistance to help keep your education affordable.

Please note that the partnership benefits apply to all associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Course Dates and Deadlines


Contact Your Advisor

Business Academic Advisor

Liberal Arts Academic Advisor

  • Undergraduate toll free: 888-647-2388
    ext. 1321
  • Graduate toll free: 888-647-2388 ext. 1323

Health Sciences Academic Advisor

  • Toll free: 888-647-2388 ext. 137

Public Service Academic Advisor

  • Toll free: 888-647-2388 ext. 138

Nursing Academic Advisor

Technology Academic Advisor