About ¡Adelante!

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We’re here to make sure you succeed! The ¡Adelante! program is designed help you earn your degree online with special courses and individual support that speaks your language. You’ll learn with a community of Latinx students just like you and have access to a team of Spanish language counselors, mentors, and a suite of services to support you along the way.

Choose from one of our career-boosting degree programs that let you start learning with Spanish language courses while taking ESL classes at the same time to boost your skills speaking and reading in English. Once you’re ready, you’ll move on to English classes to finish your degree.

Read through the list of common questions below to learn more about how ¡Adelante! works and contact our team any time for more information. Call 1-800-476-0691 or email us at AdelanteAdmissions@excelsior.edu.

Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals and transfer credits.

Frequently Asked Questions


Some English language skills are needed. Through English as a second language (ESL) classes, Excelsior will provide curated instruction for those with beginner skills through to those who may be more advanced. Our program works to build from your starting point so you’re comfortable reading, writing, and speaking in English by the time you complete your degree.

In addition to the online courses you’ll take for your degree, there are seven levels of ESL courses to help you build your English proficiency. When you start the program, you’ll be given an assessment to gauge your English language ability level. This will help us start you with the ESL courses that are right for you.

At the end of each term, you’ll retake the assessment to see if you’re ready to move to the next ESL level. If you need additional time to pass the assessment, you’ll be able to reassess at approximately 30 days and again at around 60 days, if needed. If you do not level up after the 60-day extension, you will have to retake that level.

You’ll pay $510 per degree program course credit that you take. Read a complete guide to tuitions and fees.

Each ESL course costs $297. ESL courses are not eligible for discounts.

Your degree can be affordable! Our dedicated ¡Adelante! financial aid counselors will help you navigate scholarships, aid and payment plans to help you fit your degree into your budget. Visit our financial aid page to learn more.

We anticipate the ¡Adelante! degree programs will typically take between 1 and 3 years to complete. Because our classes are 100% online and start every 8 weeks, you can take as many or as few courses as you’d like. Every student’s journey is different. Your academic advisor will help you put together a degree map depending on your unique goals.

Our entire ¡Adelante! community is behind you making sure you have everything you need to succeed. You’ll have a team of Spanish-speaking mentors, advisors and instructors available to help. You’ll also have access to resources such as our online writing lab, library and Career Readiness Center that will take you from your first course to your graduation day.

Yes! Excelsior accepts previous college courses (even from international institutions) as well as some military training and professional certifications for degree credit. Your advisor will work with you to help apply as much of your experience as we can toward earning your degree.

  1. Choose your program
  2. Speak with your admissions counselor to find out which programs will support your career goals and make the most of your transfer credits, training, and prior learning.

  3. Review your requirements
  4. It’s important for you to check the application requirements for the program in which you plan to apply.
    Business | Health Sciences | Liberal Arts | Public Service |

  5. Get ready
  6. Gather required information and documents, including:

    • Names (including branch/campus) and addresses of colleges attended.
    • List of exams, training, and certification programs you’ve completed.

    Have your official transcripts sent directly to Excelsior from issuing institutions. Find out where to send your transcripts.

  7. Submit your FAFSA online
  8. You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. This may help you obtain scholarships even if you don’t plan to use financial aid now.

    The Excelsior College code for this application is 014251.

    Make sure you complete the FAFSA for the year that aligns with the Excelsior academic term in which you’ll be enrolling. See guide below:

    2022:
    Spring and Summer Terms: use 2021-2022 FAFSA
    Fall Term: use 2022-2023 FAFSA

  9. Start your application
  10. Apply Now

¡Adelante! Degree Programs