Getting ready for your academic journey

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VA qualification · financial aid details · chat with an advisor · military partners


distance learning · financial aid basics · disability services · sample course


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career center · EC Joblinks · center for professional development · webinars

Click the buttons below to visit pages that contain brief introductions to important information you'll need to know as you move forward. If you feel that you've already have a handle on these topics, please visit the Benefits section next.

1. Sample Course


Peek at a sample Excelsior College course to see how it all works: course content, assessments, assignments, and interactivity.

2. Glossary of Terms


Educational terms you'll encounter during your online studies.

3. Distance Learning


Helpful for people who are new to the world of learning at a distance.

4. Earning College Credit


Learn about college level courses, credit by exam, military training and education, and portfolio assessment.

5. Financial Aid Basics


Your funding options: financial aid, military tuition assistance, VA benefits, and scholarships.

6. Success Strategies


As an Excelsior student, you can take CCS 112 Success Strategies for Military and Veterans, a course for college and career success.

7. Disability Services


Information about Excelsior's disability services.

Need help?

If you need assistance with your degree planning please contact our Military Admissions Counselors:

Toll free phone:

888-647-2388 ext. 1352




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