Coast Guard

Prepare For Your Future While Serving Your Country Today

Prepare for your future while serving your country today

Excelsior College is proud to partner with the Coast Guard Institute (CGI) to serve the educational goals of active duty Coast Guard servicemembers and Coast Guard civilian employees. 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.

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.

Education Services Officers are available to advise you and help you with the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) application process. A list of ESOs in your area is available on the CGI website.

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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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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.

Once you have completed your enrollment agreement and we have received all your transcripts, we will provide an official evaluation of your degree plan and we encourage you to consults with your academic advisor to ensure that you select the best courses for your program. After choosing a course with your advisor, complete a TA application through your branch of service and register through Excelsior by using our temporary tuition assistance process.

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Excelsior college graduate Jesse Bradley

“It’s never too late to learn. There’s always a small course or seminar you can go to, to just keep your mind on learning something. And I would encourage people who are in the military to take advantage of the military’s education program. You know, pay for college credits and everything.”

Jesse Bradley
AAS in Technical Studies, 2018

Excelsior college graduate Jesse Bradley

“It’s never too late to learn. There’s always a small course or seminar you can go to, to just keep your mind on learning something. And I would encourage people who are in the military to take advantage of the military’s education program. You know, pay for college credits and everything.”

Jesse Bradley
AAS in Technical Studies, 2018