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Excelsior College

At this point, you have learned the basics of online learning and looked into qualifying for your VA benefits, financial aid and/or being a member of one of our veteran partners and your financial benefit is in place. If you are at this point, you are seriously considering being a student at Excelsior College. As you know, Excelsior accepts over 50,000 military credits a year from military transcripts as well as transfer credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities. This liberal transfer policy allows you to make the most of the credits you already have available.

1. Degree Pathways


There are many ways to complete a degree at Excelsior College. Find out which pathway is for you.

2. Explore Our Programs


We have degree programs in five areas: Business, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Technology.

3. Explore our Exams


Earn college level credit in select subject areas by passing one of our proficiency exams.

4. Create an Account


To apply to Excelsior, you need to create an account on our website. It's the first step in getting to know you.

5. Apply & Enroll


This is where to apply to become a student at Excelsior and to enroll in a degree program once you have been accepted.

6. Register for Courses


Once you have applied and enrolled, it's time to register for your courses and begin the journey to graduation.

Need help?

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

Toll free phone:

888-647-2388 ext. 1352




"I am an independent learner, so Excelsior College was perfect for me. I chose it because of the flexibility, the convenience, and the ability to prioritize my own schedule. The exams were particularly valuable: it was great to be able to receive my grade instantly."