Earn Accredited College Credits

Finish Your Degree with Courses & Exams

Combine online courses and credit-bearing exams, and perhaps even a portfolio of past work, to earn credit toward your degree. Each option provides you the opportunity to move forward without sacrificing your full time job, family or life obligations. 

If you are new to Excelsior College, you'll want to first work on transferring in credits to make the most of your educational and professional history, and then work with our admissions team to apply and enroll in the college. Once enrolled, an advisor will work with you on the course and exams that are best for you.  

Take a Course.

We offer online courses in 8- and 15-week increments. Excelsior College courses are perfect for balancing school with work and family.

Course Options

Take an Exam.

Earn a full course worth of credits by passing an exam. Study on your own, practice online, then register for an exam at a test site near you. You can take a mix of courses and exams.

Exam Options

Create a Portfolio.

With advisor approval for a course in prior learning assessment, you can convert work experience, employee training, community service, and other life learning into college-level credit.

Portfolio Options


"Recently I closed a deal for $80,000. The negotiation was conducted online. We asked intelligent questions, learned to trust each other, and then made the deal. I learned how to do this through my online education. It's the most intelligent way for a working adult to underscore that a degree is not just a destination, but a process."
~ Nancy Soon

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