State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

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Excelsior College 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 College 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 the College 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 the College’s publications, they may appeal to the following SARA/Non-SARA portal agencies:

New York State Portal Agency Contact:
Leslie E. Templeman
Director, Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov


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:
Leslie E. Templeman
Director, Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excelsior College 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 College is in compliance with Guam regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Arkansas.

Excelsior College 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 Arkansas State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 Connecticut State Department of Public Health website.

Excelsior College 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 Florida Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Idaho.

Excelsior College 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 State of Idaho Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – Indiana State Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Iowa.

Excelsior College 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 Iowa Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 College 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 Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Michigan.

Excelsior College School of Nursing graduates are licensed by examination 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 College 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 Minnesota Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College 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 Missouri Division of Professional Registration – Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Montana.

Excelsior College 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 Montana Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Nevada.

Excelsior College 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 Nevada State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of New Mexico.

Excelsior College 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 New Mexico Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 New York Office of the Professions – Nursing website.

Excelsior College 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 North Carolina Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College 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 Ohio Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Oregon.

Excelsior College 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 Oregon State Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College 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 South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of South Dakota.

Excelsior College 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 South Dakota Department of Health – Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 Tennessee Department of Health – Board of Nursing website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Utah.

Excelsior College 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 Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Nursing website.


Excelsior College 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 West Virginia RN Board website.

Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Wyoming.

Excelsior College 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 Wyoming State Board of Nursing website.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Alabama.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Alaska.

The Alaska Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior College graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of California.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Hawaii.
The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Professional & Vocational Licensing Division does not license Excelsior College graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Maine.

The Maine State Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior College graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Maryland.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Mississippi.

The Mississippi Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior College graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state Nebraska.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of New Hampshire.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Rhode Island.

The State of Rhode Island Department of Health does not license Excelsior College graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Vermont.

The Vermont Board of Nursing does not license Excelsior College graduates by examination or endorsement.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Wisconsin.

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

Excelsior College 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 College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Colorado.

Direct licensure: 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.

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

Information about endorsement is published on the Colorado Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Delaware.

Direct licensure: Excelsior College graduates are not eligible for licensure by examination in Delaware.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement.

Information about endorsement is published on the Delaware Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the District of Columbia.

Direct licensure: The District of Columbia Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior College graduates.

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

Information about endorsement is published on the District of Columbia Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Illinois.

Direct licensure: The Illinois Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior College graduates.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they complete the program before 2023.

Information about endorsement is published on the Illinois Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Kansas.

Direct licensure: The Kansas Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior College graduates.

Endorsement: Excelsior graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement. Contact the Kansas Board of Nursing for instructions on applying for RN licensure by endorsement.

Information about endorsement is published on the Kansas Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of North Dakota.

Direct licensure: The North Dakota Board of Nursing does not allow licensure by examination for Excelsior College graduates.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement. Contact the North Dakota Board of Nursing for instructions on applying for RN licensure by endorsement.

Information about endorsement is published on the North Dakota Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from students located in the state of Oklahoma.

Direct licensure: Students enrolled prior to October 1, 2019, and located in Oklahoma at the time of enrollment in Excelsior College, are required to complete a 60-hour clinical preceptorship prior to graduation. Excelsior College administers the preceptorship at a specific hospital in Oklahoma. An additional fee is charged for the preceptorship.

Endorsement: Contact the Oklahoma Board of Nursing regarding RN licensure by endorsement.

Information about endorsement is published on the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website.


Excelsior graduates who are eligible may take the NCLEX for a provisional license. They will hold that provisional license until they complete 500 hours of supervised practice and then will be issued a full license.

Licensing Rule 217.2(a)(4)(E) states:
“(E) If an applicant for licensure as a registered nurse has completed a clinical competency assessment program which is deemed not to be substantially equivalent to Board standards for Texas programs, the Board may issue a provisional license to the applicant once the applicant has passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN® Examination). The applicant will be eligible for full licensure if the applicant completes the requirements of clause (i) or (ii) below:

(i) The applicant completes 500 hours of clinical practice under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor. The applicant, prior to beginning practice, must submit the name and license number of a potential preceptor for Board approval. After completion of 500 hours of clinical practice under direct supervision of the approved preceptor and the preceptor’s signature that the applicant is competent and safe to practice nursing, the applicant may be eligible for full licensure.

(ii) The applicant completes an educational program at an approved Texas program which is designed to assess and improve clinical skills for applicants who have not completed supervised clinical experiences in their prior educational program. The applicant must seek and receive the Board’s approval prior to entering into the program to ensure that the program will allow the applicant may be eligible for full licensure. The applicant must provide the Board evidence of completion of the approved program.”

Students are required to submit the Excelsior College State Board Pre-Admission Form during application to the College.

Texas Board of Nursing website.


Initial licensure: 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. For graduates who were LPNs/LVNs upon enrollment with Excelsior College, the required number of hours to work with a provisional RN license is 350. For all other graduates, the required number of hours to work with a provisional license is 400.

Endorsement: Graduates may apply for licensure by endorsement if they have 960 hours of RN experience.

Students are required to submit the Excelsior College State Board Pre-Admission Form during application to the College.

Information about endorsement is published on the Virginia Board of Nursing website.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Arizona.

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

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


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.

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


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in Guam.

Excelsior College 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 Department of Public Health & Social Services – Board of Nurse Examiners website.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Louisiana.

Excelsior College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state education requirements for licensure in Louisiana.

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


Excelsior College 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 College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the Virgin Islands.

Excelsior College 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.


Excelsior College is not accepting applications from individuals located in the state of Washington.

Excelsior College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state education requirements for licensure in Washington.

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

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 the College’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