New College Partnership: Army University

The U.S. Army Ordnance School recently selected Excelsior College, one of Military Times’ Best Colleges of 2018, to provide associate degree pathways to soldiers based on military training. The partnership is part of the Army University Continuing Education Degree Program (CEDP), which matches Army schools with civilian colleges. Excelsior was one of a select few colleges nationwide chosen to partner with Army University to participate in the CEDP Leadership Initiative Program and to offer associate degree programs at the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Virginia, and the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

The associate degree programs selected for the program include the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies with a concentration in electromechanical technologies, Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Management Studies, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts with areas of focus in leadership, environmental management science, and logistics, and Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. College credit is awarded for military service school courses, and for primary and duty military occupational specialties (MOS) experience.

Students will also profit from other benefits, including support from military academic advisors and admissions counselors; reduced course tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for active duty servicemembers, reservists, and National Guard personnel, and their family members; waived enrollment fee for military students; and maximum credit awarded in transfer for military training, prior college, and exams such as DLPT, CLEP, and DANTES.

“With this new partnership with the Army University, we’re excited to further strengthen our long-standing relationship with the Army and pave pathways for servicemembers to earn college degrees,” said Sue Dewan, executive director of the Excelsior College Center for Military and Veteran Education.

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