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. Over the years, Excelsior College has 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.

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

Military & Family
1.888.247.3638

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 options at Excelsior College’s Veterans Center.

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.

For All Non-nursing Undergraduate Programs – Bypass Apply and Go to Enroll

If you are interested in our non-nursing undergraduate programs, you can enroll without having to apply for admission.

Complete Your Enrollment Agreement (login required)

or download the Military and Veteran Apply and Enroll Form (PDF)

If you need assistance choosing a degree program, call us at 877-542-4133 or email us at military@excelsior.edu

For All Nursing and Graduate Programs – Apply First

If you are interested in any of our nursing or graduate programs, you must first apply for admission.

Apply through GoArmyEd and identify Excelsior College as your home school and choose the degree program that you identified on the enrollment agreement.

Because undergraduate courses are fully covered by Tuition Assistance (TA), you must register for courses through the GoArmyEd website, even if you do not have Army TA funding available.

If you do not have TA funding available, you will register for courses through the GoArmyEd website and use the self-pay option. Pay the balance due to Excelsior College to complete the registration process. You may pay by credit card, check, or money order. Pay by phone at 888-647-2388, or submit your completed forms and payment either by fax to 518-608-8135, or by mail to:

Excelsior College
Student Accounting Office
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

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