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International Non-Nursing Applicant Requirements

Review the international student requirements before applying for admission. If you plan to enroll in a nursing program, visit the International Nursing Applicant page.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must show evidence of English language proficiency through one of the following options:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • Required minimum score of 525 on the paper based test or 69 on the Web-based test.
    • Scores older than 2 years at the time of your application to Excelsior will not be accepted.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
    • Required minimum score of 75.
    • Scores older than 2 years at the time of your application to Excelsior will not be accepted.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • Required minimum overall band score of 5.5.
    • Scores older than two years at the time of your application to Excelsior will not be accepted.
  • Excelsior College® Examinations English Composition exam
    • (ENGx111) or UExcel® College Writing exam (ENGx110).
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours of academic work
    • In courses delivered in English at an institution of higher education in the United States.

Identity Verification

International students must fill out an ID verification form to enroll in any degree program in the College. This form must be notarized and the original mailed to:

Excelsior College
Office of the Registrar
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203

Download the ID verification form

Credit Transfer from International Institutions

Excelsior College awards credit for degree-level coursework completed at a university that has been officially recognized as degree or diploma granting by the regulating agency for higher education in your home country. To submit a transcript:

Undergraduate programs: International credits for admission into all non-nursing undergraduate programs must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE) and documented on their Subject Analysis Report.

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070 Milwaukee, WI 53203
Telephone: +1-414-289-3400
Order: Your subject analysis report online

Graduate programs: International students applying to an Excelsior College graduate program should have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) to determine bachelor’s degree equivalence of three-year degrees and other foreign credentials.

World Education Services
Attention: Documentation Center
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Telephone: +1-212-966-6311

Your Excelsior College international admissions contact:

John Meyer
International Admissions Counselor
Phone: +1-518-464-8500

Online Apply Link

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If you don't already have one, you'll be prompted to create a MyExcelsior account when you begin your application. The application fee is $50. You can save your work and go back to it later if you need to.

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