Army and Army National Guard

Prepare For Your Future While Serving Your Country Today

Excelsior College is proud to partner with the Army and the Army National Guard 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.

Excelsior College also supports and is a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.

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

Your experience is unique and distinguished and Excelsior provides a variety of paths toward completing your degree. Read more below about how our partnerships and degree roadmaps can help you succeed.

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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

Connect With Us

Enrolled Military & Family
1.877.542.4133

Enrolled Veterans
1.888.647.2388

Prospective Military & Veterans
1.844.843.9299

Mon, Wed:8:30 AM – 8:00 PM EST
Tues, Thurs:8:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Fri:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST

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).

  • Your Army TA number will use the following naming convention: ARxxxx (where xxxx is the last 4 digits of your social)
  • Excelsior will process your registration and send to ArmyIgnitED – Allow 24 hours for ArmyIgnitED to see registration in portal

*TA number requirements:

  • In order to use the TA number, your Social Security number must be included on your student record.
  • The TA number may only be used for one course term at a time. It may be used for multiple courses in a single term.
  • The TA number will be valid beginning with the start date of course registration for a specific term.
  • The TA number will not be valid during the term’s late course registration period.
  • It is recommended that students request and receive official course approval from their Excelsior College academic advisor to ensure the course you attempt to register for applies to your degree program.

  1. Complete Your Education Path – https://www.armyignited.com/
  2. Log into ArmyIgnitED and request TA for registered courses at Excelsior

Excelsior College graduate Willie Short

“I’m eligible for Seargant Major, (my degree) put me ahead. I used all my military education except one, and I know my Bachelors degree will broaden my career in the Military. If they can see me: husband, two kids, travelling all over the world, deployed, if I can do it- there’s no excuse.”

Willie Short
BS in Psychology, 2018

Excelsior College graduate Willie Short

“I’m eligible for Seargant Major, (my degree) put me ahead. I used all my military education except one, and I know my Bachelors degree will broaden my career in the Military. If they can see me: husband, two kids, travelling all over the world, deployed, if I can do it- there’s no excuse.”

Willie Short
BS in Psychology, 2018