Excelsior College offers degrees, certificates, and career development opportunities in a wide range of disciplines.
With over 30 degree programs and certifications across four schools, plus two specialized learning centers, Excelsior College serves a wide range of educational needs.
School of Business & Technology
Excelsior offers more than 14 business and technology degrees, including business, accounting, nuclear technology, computer technology, and cybersecurity.
School of Liberal Arts
Excelsior offers multiple degrees in Liberal Arts. Our general Liberal Arts degree is your shortest, straightest path to a degree.
School of Nursing
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.
School of Health Sciences
Bachelor's degrees in health sciences equip Excelsior graduates to become leaders in a dynamic industry.
School of Public Services
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.
Center for Professional Development
Excelsior's online professional development courses and training programs help you acquire leadership skills and stay current with the latest workplace practices, trends, and technologies.
College Credit Guidelines
Welcome to the “Graduate College” College Credit Guidelines page. As a Taco Bell employee, you may be eligible to receive college credit for your on the job training completed via the Learning Zone Training Programs. See below to determine how many college credits you are eligible to receive.
View the Tranfer Credit details for each level of training:
Team Member Training
Shift Lead Training
Tuition & Financial Aid
Welcome to the “Graduate College” Tuition and Financial Aid page. 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 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.
Master's Program Partner Pricing
There are many forms of financial help offered to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at Excelsior College. Financial aid from the U.S. government is a vital source of funding for Excelsior College students. Excelsior's financial aid advisors are available to simplify the application process and help you:
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
Spring Trimester 2014
Summer Trimester 2014
Explore and Apply
Welcome to the” Graduate College” Application and Enrollment page. 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”, and proceed to submit a Graduate Application for Admissions, and the Enrollment Form.
By successfully completing the 7 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.
Taking an online course for the first time can be an uneasy experience, specifically for Taco Bell employees 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.
Step 1 - Create a MyExcelsior Account
To create your very own “MyExcelsior “account, select “Create an Account Now” below.
Step 2 - Fill out Graduate Tuition Funding Application Form
As a Taco Bell corporate salaried employee, your Graduate Application and Student Services Annual Fees are covered under the “Graduate College” program. Submission of the Graduate Tuition Funding Application to the Taco Bell Restaurant HUB will cover the following fees:
If you earned your Associate degree in nursing or any bachelor's degree from Excelsior College, the $100 graduate application fee is waived.
Excelsior College will notify you via email and the message center within your “MyExcelsior” account confirming your eligibility to apply. Continue to check your “MyExcelsior” account for up to date information!
Step 3 - Find the Program that is Right for You
Congratulations on taking the first step toward your graduate degree. Excelsior College will partner with you every step of the way, providing whatever support you need to succeed.
Excelsior College offers degrees, certificates, and career development opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. With over 30 degree programs and certifications across four schools, plus two specialized learning centers, Excelsior College serves a wide range of educational needs. To take full advantage of your tuition funding, check with your supervisor to see if your program is right for you.
Excelsior admissions counselors are ready to provide any help you may need during the admissions process. Contact us toll-free at 888-647-2388, ext. 22, or email GradAdmissions@excelsior.edu.
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.
Step 4 - 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.
Step 5 - 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:
For further information about documentation, see the Transcripts and Documentation page. Please send all Official documents to the following address:
Note: The issuance date of the transcript must be 3 weeks or less.
Official transcripts must include:
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 6 - Official Evaluation
Our Graduate Degree admissions professionals will go through a thorough evaluation process of your application and college / university transcripts. Within 2-3 weeks, Excelsior College will contact you via email and a communication sent to your message center within your “MyExcelsior” account regarding the status of your application. Continue to check your “MyExcelsior” account for up to date information!
Step 7 - 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.
Step 8 – Contact Your Academic Advisor (Course Registration)
It is highly recommended that you get connected with one of our Graduate Degree academic advisers. 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!
Step 9 – Fill out Graduate Tuition Funding Application Form (Course Registration
Once you have selected a course(s) and the date offered, you are ready to register. Use our course search to find courses that interest you.
The course descriptions will have a link for online registration.