Refund Policy: Once the program or course is accessed either by receiving materials or viewing lessons, participants are no longer eligible for any refund and are responsible for the full cost of the course.

Extension Policy:  Students are expected to adhere to the defined term limits for their programs. If circumstances arise that make adherence to the term impossible or impractical, an extension may be requested.

An extension request must be submitted in writing to the Center for Professional Development no later than two weeks prior to the program end date. A student must have successfully completed 50 percent of his/her course work prior to submitting a request. If it is determined that there are extenuating circumstances and additional time is needed beyond the term limit, the Center for Professional Development may grant a student's request; however, an extension fee may apply. Some programs do not allow for an extension and if course work is not completed by the end of session, the student will need to re-register to retake a course in its entirety.  

Students utilizing VA Benefits:  Satisfactory Academic Progress and Standard of Attendance Policy

Other Relevant Policies: You can find a student conduct policy overview in our Student Policy Handbook (PDF).

A quick-list of polices follows, or visit our Student Policies page for a complete list of student policies.


Information is subject to change without notice. Excelsior College reserves the right to modify or amend program requirements and change fees without notice.

Changes in College Regulations

The Board of Trustees of the College reserves the right to change the requirements for program completion, program costs, fees, and regulations affecting the student body. Such regulations will apply to all enrolled and new students and will be effective when promulgated. It is the responsibility of students to keep themselves informed of the content of all notices concerning such changes.

New Programs

Do you only need the training for Payroll Fundamentals or Payroll Mastery?  

The Center for Professional Development now offers individual programs, for students that do not require the combination class.  

Each program is $895 and 40 clock hours.  You can locate the payroll courses in the Business section.  Our payroll programs qualify for A.P.A. CEU's for recertification. 

Contact Us

Email: cpd@excelsior.edu

1-888-647-2388 x11-8211 
or 518-608-8211

Fax: 202-683-6139

Program Method

Open enrollment with completion times ranging from 6 to 12 months. Led by an instructor / facilitator; most programs include all materials, including textbooks.