Air Force and Air National Guard

Prepare For Your Future While Serving Your Country Today

Excelsior College is proud to partner with the Air Force to serve the educational goals of active duty service members and veterans.

Military Friendly Designation

Over the years, Excelsior College is consistently recognized among military-friendly schools and been named a “Best College” by Military Times, and “Top Military-Friendly College” by Military Advanced Education.

Contact our military academic advisors and military base consultants to discuss your goals, military benefits, and how to apply previously earned college credits and military training towards your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Learn more about our military graduate awards:
Arthur Gregg Award
Catherine Craig-Erhardt Memorial Award

Associate Degree

Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM) Program allows you to fulfill your general education requirements online at Excelsior.

The GEM Program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Excelsior College to offer general education courses that meet CCAF AAS degree requirements in an online format.

The CCAF degree requires coursework in five general education areas: oral communication, written communication, mathematics, social science, and humanities. Excelsior can evaluate your college transcripts and guide you to the GEM-approved courses necessary to complete your degree.

Learn more about the Air Force GEM Program at Excelsior College

Bachelor’s Degree

Air University – the Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program allows you to transfer all your CCAF AAS degree credits towards your bachelor’s degree.

The Air University – Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program is an initiative between Air University and civilian higher education institutions (including Excelsior College) to offer bachelor’s degree programs via distance learning that are relevant to an individual’s Air Force career. The AU-ABC Program is designed to transfer Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) credits so students can earn a bachelor’s degree with no more than 60 additional semester credits.

Download or print PDFs of the program degree requirements from the list below:

Master’s Degree

Advance your education even further with a master’s degree through Excelsior’s career-focused, online graduate programs.

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Graduates at commencement

The College of Choice for Those Who Serve

50 Years of Service
to military and veteran students

72,000 military graduates
and counting

100% of military students
turn military experience and training into degree credit

Accredited & Not for Profit
offering 40 career-focused degree programs

The College of Choice for Those Who Serve

50 Years of Service
to military and veteran students

72,000 military graduates
and counting

100% of military students
turn military experience and training into degree credit

Accredited & Not for Profit
offering 40 career-focused degree programs

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Enrolled Military & Family
1.877.542.4133

Enrolled Veterans
1.888.647.2388

Prospective Military & Veterans
1.844.843.9299

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Find an On Base Military Education Representative

Military Tuition

Excelsior is committed to making education affordable. Explore the links below to learn more about our special military tuition, the financial aid options available, scholarships, partnership discounts and more.

If you are not using military tuition assistance (TA) and wish to use VA benefits, learn about your options.

Read the DoD return of unearned TA policy and how it affects you.

How To Get Started

Set up your free MyExcelsior account. MyExcelsior provides access to all the resources you will need.

You will need to submit the following documents as applicable. Select the links below for more information and instructions for requesting these documents:

Have all official transcripts, proficiency tests, and other documents sent directly to Excelsior from your previous college or university, a testing agency, or an education office. Have them sent to:

Excelsior College
Office of the Registrar
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

For more information visit our Transcripts and Documents page.

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

Log into your MyExcelsior account and complete the application.

Once we have received your application and transcripts, we will provide you with an official evaluation of your degree plan. You can then complete your enrollment agreement (login required) and work with your counselor to get registered for your first course.

After choosing a course with your counselor, complete a TA application through your branch of service and register through Excelsior by using our tuition assistance process.

Graduate desiree guzman

"At first, I was going to go through [another institution], but I would've had to start my degree plan over. But what I really liked about Excelsior was that it allowed me to use my Community College of the Air Force credits, as well as my Defense Language Institute credits."

Desiree Guzman
BS in Liberal Arts '17

Graduate desiree guzman

"At first, I was going to go through [another institution], but I would've had to start my degree plan over. But what I really liked about Excelsior was that it allowed me to use my Community College of the Air Force credits, as well as my Defense Language Institute credits."

Desiree Guzman
BS in Liberal Arts '17