State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

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Excelsior University has been approved by the New York State Education Department to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) welcomed Excelsior University to officially join the initiative effective January 5, 2017.

SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes national standards for interstate offering of distance education courses and programs. This Agreement is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. For additional information regarding SARA, please visit NC-SARA.

SARA Student Complaint Process

Students, or prospective students, must first attempt to resolve a complaint within Excelsior by following the process detailed on the Student Complaint policy page. Pursuant to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Policy and Operations Manual Section 4.5(c), “If a person bringing a Complaint is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling Complaints, the Complaint (except for Complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed, within two years of the incident about which the Complaint is made, to the SARA portal entity in the home state of the institution against which the Complaint has been lodged. That SARA State Portal Entity shall notify the SARA State Portal Entity for the State in which the student is located of receipt of that appealed Complaint.” Typically, the state portal entity is that state’s education department or agency. Visit the SARA Student Complaints Process page.

In the unlikely event that students believe their complaint is not resolved by the methods outlined in Excelsior’s publications, they may appeal to the following SARA/Non-SARA portal agencies:

New York State Portal Agency Contact:
Emily J. Sutherland
Director, Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov
Website: www.nysed.gov/college-university-evaluation/filing-complaint-about-college-or-university


Out-of-state students residing in SARA states may appeal to the portal agency of the state in which the institution is legally chartered.

New York State Portal Agency Contact:
Emily J. Sutherland
Director, Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov
Website: www.nysed.gov/college-university-evaluation/filing-complaint-about-college-or-university

To view a list of SARA member states, please visit the NC-SARA States and Institutions web page.


Out-of-state students residing in non-SARA states or territories may file a complaint with an agency in the student’s state or territory of residence.

Non-SARA State:

California
Attorney General’s Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 9044255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Website

Non-SARA Territories:

Guam
Guam Department of Education
312 Aspinall Avenue
Hagatna, Guam 96910
Telephone: 671-475-0462
Website

Additional information relating to SARA’s complaint resolution policies and procedures can be found in the SARA Policy and Operations Manual.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems contacting the appropriate agency, please call the College’s paralegal at 518-608-8162 for assistance.

Disclosures by State

Information regarding state-specific disclosures and select academic programs leading to professional licensure are listed below:


Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Alabama under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Alaska under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Arizona under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Arkansas under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

As an out-of-state accredited, private, nonprofit, independent institution, Excelsior University is not currently subject to the regulations of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. Therefore, Excelsior University is in compliance with California regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Colorado under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Connecticut under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Delaware under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in the District of Columbia under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Florida under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Georgia under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University has not established a physical presence in Guam; therefore, the College is not currently subject to the regulations of the Guam Council on Post-Secondary Institution Certification. Accordingly, Excelsior University is in compliance with Guam regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Hawaii under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Idaho under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Illinois under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Indiana under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Iowa under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Kansas under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Kentucky under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Louisiana under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Maine under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Maryland under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Massachusetts under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Michigan under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Minnesota under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Mississippi under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Missouri under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Montana under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Nebraska under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Nevada under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in New Hampshire under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in New Jersey under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in New Mexico under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in New York under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in North Carolina under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in North Dakota under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Ohio under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Oklahoma under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Oregon under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Pennsylvania under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Puerto Rico under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Rhode Island under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in South Carolina under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in South Dakota under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Tennessee under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Texas under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is not regulated under Chapter 32 of the Texas Education Code (see Section 132.001(1)(B)).

Excelsior University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and all of Excelsior University’s academic programs are approved by the New York State Education Department. Under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Policy and Operations Manual Section 4.5(c), “If a person bringing a Complaint is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling Complaints, the Complaint (except for Complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed, within two years of the incident about which the Complaint is made, to the SARA portal entity in the home state of the institution against which the Complaint has been lodged. That SARA State Portal Entity shall notify the SARA State Portal Entity for the State in which the student is located of receipt of that appealed Complaint.” Typically, the state portal entity is that state’s education department or agency. Visit the SARA Student Complaints Process page.

In the event that students believe their complaint is not resolved by the methods outlined in the College’s publications, they may appeal to the SARA/Non-SARA portal agencies.


Excelsior University is authorized to operate in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Utah under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Vermont under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Virginia under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Washington under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in West Virginia under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Wisconsin under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Excelsior University is authorized to operate in Wyoming under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Excelsior University has been approved to participate in SARA since January 5, 2017.

Disclosures for Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification
Excelsior University Associate Degree in Nursing

Excelsior University has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure, without additional requirements or stipulations, in the following states:


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Arkansas.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination.

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) has established rules and regulations specifying general education core requirements for Arkansas students. We want you to know that your Excelsior University degree will not satisfy the general education core requirements established by the AHECB. Although most of the general education requirements are aligned, there are some credits required by the AHECB which are not required by the New York State Board of Regents for the award of an Excelsior University degree.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Arkansas State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Connecticut State Department of Public Health website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Florida Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement in Georgia.

The Georgia Board of Nursing reviews each application for RN licensure on a case-by-case basis to determine if applicants will be licensed by examination with or without a required preceptorship.

Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during application to the University.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Georgia Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Idaho.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the State of Idaho Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – Indiana State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Iowa.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Iowa Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Kentucky Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Michigan.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations if they complete the program before 2025.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Minnesota Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Missouri Division of Professional Registration – Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Montana.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Montana Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Nevada.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Nevada State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.
For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of New Mexico.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the New Mexico Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.
For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the New York Office of the Professions – Nursing website.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.
For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the North Carolina Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Ohio Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Oregon.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Oregon State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of South Dakota.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the South Dakota Department of Health – Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Tennessee Department of Health – Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Utah.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Nursing website.


Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the West Virginia RN Board website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Wyoming.

Excelsior University School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination or endorsement without additional requirements or stipulations.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Wyoming State Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior University has determined that its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Alabama.

The Alabama Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Alaska.

The Alaska Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior has not made a determination that its program meets Alaska requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Alaska Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Arizona.

The Arizona Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior has not made a determination that its program meets Arizona requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Arizona State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, LPN-BS, RN-MS or MS in nursing programs from individuals located in the state of California.

The California Board of Registered Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Delaware.

The Delaware Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Delaware Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia Board of Nursing does license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by examination in New York State and apply for licensure by endorsement in the District of Columbia.

For additional information, please visit the District of Columbia Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Hawaii.

The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing Division does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Hawaii requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing Division website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Illinois.

The Illinois Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they complete the program before 2023.

For additional information, please visit the Illinois Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Kansas.

The Kansas Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Kansas Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Louisiana.

The Louisiana Board of nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior has not made a determination that its program meets Louisiana requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Louisiana State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Maine.

The Maine State Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Maine requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Maine State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Maryland.

The Maryland Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Mississippi.

The Mississippi Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Mississippi requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Mississippi Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state Nebraska.

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Nebraska requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets New Hampshire requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of North Dakota.

The North Dakota Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the North Dakota Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Department of Health does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Rhode Island requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the State of Rhode Island Department of Health website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Vermont.

The Vermont Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Vermont requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Vermont Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, LPN-BS, RN-MS or MS in nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Washington.

The Washington State Department of Health does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement with 1,000 hours of RN experience.

For additional information, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Wisconsin.

The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services does not license Excelsior University graduates by examination.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Wisconsin requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website.

Excelsior University has determined that additional requirements must be completed in addition to graduation from the ADN program in order for graduates to be eligible for licensure in the following states:


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the state of Colorado.

Excelsior University students who enrolled after January 1, 2006, must complete a preceptorship after graduation. This preceptorship is approved and administered by the Colorado Board of Nursing. LPNs/LVNs must complete a 350-hour preceptorship and non-LPNs/LVNs must complete 750 hours.

Excelsior University graduates enrolled after January 1, 2006, may apply for licensure by endorsement with 2000 hours of RN experience (or complete the preceptorship).

For additional information, please visit the Colorado Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from students located in the state of Oklahoma.

Excelsior University students enrolled prior to October 1, 2019, and who were residents of Oklahoma at the time of enrollment in Excelsior University, are required to complete a 60-hour clinical preceptorship prior to graduation. Excelsior University administers the preceptorship at a specific hospital in Oklahoma. An additional fee is charged for the preceptorship.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its program meets Oklahoma requirements for licensure by endorsement.

For additional information, please visit the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University graduates may sit for the NCLEX-RN and earn a provisional license. They will hold that provisional license until they complete 500 hours of supervised practice and then will be issued an RN license.

Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during application to the University.

For additional information, please visit the Texas Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior University graduates applying for direct licensure will be issued a provisional RN license with requirements to work for a predetermined number of hours, before being issued an RN license. Additional information regarding the application process and provisional licensure can be found on the Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior University students are required to submit the Excelsior University State Board Pre-Admission Form during application to the University.

Excelsior University graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they have 960 hours of RN experience.

For additional information, please visit the Virginia Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS, LPN-BS, RN-MS or MS in nursing programs from individuals located in Guam.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state education requirement for licensure in Guam.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Guam Board of Nurse Examiners website.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in Puerto Rico.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state education requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Puerto Rico Board of Nurse Examiners.


Excelsior University is not accepting applications for the AS, AAS and LPN-BS nursing programs from individuals located in the Virgin Islands.

Excelsior University has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state education requirement for licensure in the Virgin Islands.

For additional information, please visit our State Board Requirements page or the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure.

Please note, every attempt is made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date; however, some information is subject to change.

If you have any questions or encounter problems contacting the appropriate licensing board, please contact your program advisor or Excelsior’s paralegal at 518-608-8162 for assistance.

Fee Refunds

Due to Federal Regulations, students residing in California, Maryland, and Oregon will be refunded following their State refund guidelines.  Please contact the Student Accounting Office for more information at 888-647-2388, or receipt@excelsior.edu