Excelsior College and University of Washington Continuum College Partner to Offer Students More Opportunities

Excelsior College and University of Washington Continuum College Partner to Offer Students More Opportunities

 Albany, New York — University of Washington Continuum College is partnering with Excelsior College to offer students with digital marketing and Python programming certificates an opportunity to convert those professional certificates to credit in an Excelsior degree program.

When Continuum students complete either certificate, they can transfer as many as 9 credits into certain Excelsior Bachelor of Science or Master of Science programs. In addition to earning degree credit, partnership benefits give Continuum graduates discounts on tuition.

Excelsior students and alumni will have the opportunity to enroll in UW certificate programs to continue their lifelong learning. Through this partnership, both institutions are creating a larger learning ecosystem for their students.

Excelsior College was founded in 1971 as the Regents External Degree Program, which evaluated credit earned from college courses, proficiency examinations, military educational programs, and the assessment of knowledge gained from experience and nontraditional approaches to education to help students achieve degree completion. While evolving to offer degree programs fully online, Excelsior has maintained its commitment to aggregating credit for previous learning accomplishments and awarding credit for approved workplace and military training, health care credentials, and industry certifications.

“The collaboration between University of Washington Continuum College and Excelsior College will allow students flexibility in customizing the best learning experience to meet their needs and an opportunity to build on prior learning,” said David Schejbal, president of Excelsior College. “This partnership can make degree completion more accessible to students, and I am pleased to welcome Continuum as a partner.”

University of Washington Continuum College offers job-specific education for people from all backgrounds at every age, every career stage, and every income level. Its award-winning professional certificates, short programs, and advanced degrees empower people to create better lives and provide employers with exceptionally skilled workers, creating a more knowledgeable community.

“We believe in the power of education to improve people’s lives,” said Rovy Branon, vice provost of Continuum. “Our Python programming and digital marketing certificates give people transferrable skills that can boost their careers. This promising new partnership with Excelsior gives a supercharged boost, creating a bridge between credentials and a degree that can open the door to professional and personal advancement.”

More information about the partnership is available at excelsior.edu/uw.


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Erin Coufal, ecoufal@excelsior.edu, 518-608-8498


Excelsior College is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity.