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Degree Programs

Excelsior College offers degrees, certificates, and career development opportunities in a wide range of disciplines.

We offer high-quality academics in a convenient, affordable online format. With degrees and certificates in more than 30 disciplines, Excelsior is the perfect place to get the education you need to move forward in your career—and your life.

Excelsior offers more than 14 business and technology degrees, including business, accounting, nuclear technology, computer technology, and cybersecurity.

Excelsior offers multiple degrees in liberal arts. Our general liberal arts degree is your shortest, straightest path to a degree.

A national leader in nursing education, Excelsior is recognized for excellence by the National League for Nursing, a preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders and nurse educators.

Bachelor's degrees in health sciences equip Excelsior graduates to become leaders in a dynamic industry.

Excelsior offers degrees in criminal justice and military studies designed to help leaders prepare for careers in criminal justice, government, not-for-profit management, public administration, and the military.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Taco Bell is committed to offering its employees 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 Enrollment Fees have been waived to remove any financial obstacles restricting entry into our programs. Tuition per credit has also been reduced 40%.

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

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid Tutorial

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Apply & Enroll

By following the proceeding steps in the order outlined below, you will establish a MyExcelsior account by creating a Username and Password, identify the degree program that is “Right for You”, submit a Graduate Application for Admissions, and then proceed to complete the Graduate Enrollment form.

By successfully completing the 6 steps required for enrollment and matriculation into an Excelsior College degree program, you are embarking upon an intellectual journey which will foster significant growth in both your personal and professional life.

Coure Demos

Taking an online course for the first time can be an uneasy experience, specifically for Taco Bell employees and family members who have completed the majority of their college courses within traditional classroom settings. It is our goal at Excelsior College to create a learning environment which promotes academic success through online instruction. Therefore, to better prepare you for the academic journey ahead, we suggest that you view the Excelsior College Course Demonstration videos.

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Step 1: Create a MyExcelsior Account

A MyExcelsior account gives you access to customized resources and services that help guide you to your educational goals. By creating a MyExcelsior account using the link below, you are notifying Excelsior that you are a Taco Bell employee, spouse/domestic partner, or dependent child of a Taco Bell employee.

Only through this process will you be eligible to receive discounts on graduate course tuition.

To create your very own MyExcelsior account, click the “Create an Account Now” link below:

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Step 2: Apply

Found the perfect Graduate Degree program? The next step is to apply! You can do this by clicking the "Apply or Enroll" button at the top of any program page, or by clicking the button below.

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Excelsior graduate admissions counselors will go through a thorough evaluation of your application and college/university transcripts. Within 2-3 weeks, Excelsior College will contact you via email and the message center within your MyExcelsior account regarding the status of your application. Continue to check your MyExcelsior account for up to date information!

Admissions procedures may vary slightly, depending on the degree program, the student's status, and other factors. Please visit the Admission Requirements page (if you have not done so already) for more detailed information on the specific admissions steps you should follow.

Excelsior graduate admissions counselors are ready to provide any help you may need during the application process. Contact us toll-free at 888-647-2388, ext. 22, or email

Step 3: Request Transcripts

College and University Transcripts

Upon successful completion of the Online Graduate Degree Application, Taco Bell employees are encouraged to immediately contact all previously attended academic institutions to have official transcripts, examination score reports, and/or military documentation you listed on your application sent to the Registration and Records Office.

Some or all of the following types of documentation may be required for your application:

  • Official transcripts from prior colleges you've attended
  • Military documentation
  • Foreign credentials
  • Official documentation of approved business and industry training

For further information about documentation, see the Transcripts and Documentation page.

Please send all Official documents to the following address:

Excelsior College
Office of Registration and Records
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Note: The issuance date of the transcript must be 3 weeks or less.

Official transcripts must include:

  • The institution's official seal
  • The institution's registrar's signature (signature is usually a stamp)
  • Two forms of student identification on the transcript (e.g., Social Security number and current address, or current address and date of birth)

Do not send unofficial copies. We cannot use unofficial transcripts or documents in our evaluation.

Please provide us with the name by which you are identified on your official transcripts.

Step 4: Enrollment

Graduate / Certificate Degree programs

Once you have received official notification that you have been admitted into the graduate degree/certificate program of choice, you can enroll by clicking the "Apply or Enroll" button at the top of any program page, or by clicking the button below.

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Once you have received official notification that you have been admitted into the graduate degree/certificate program of choice, you can enroll by clicking the "Apply or Enroll" button at the top of any program page, or by clicking the button below.

Excelsior graduate admissions counselors are ready to provide any help you may need during the application process. Contact us toll-free at 888-647-2388, ext. 22, or email

Step 5: Contact Your Academic Advisor (Course Registration)

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Academic Advisor soon after your enrollment status has been confirmed. Excelsior College advisors will be your guide throughout your academic career at Excelsior College. As an expert in your desired program, your advisor will 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! A team of academic advisors will work with you to:

  • 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.

Now that you are an Excelsior College student, you can begin the course registration process. Start by selecting “Already an Excelsior College Student” on the “Graduate College” home page.



Contact Admissions:

Phone: 1-888-647-2388 x22

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