TA Process

Excelsior College has implemented procedures that will enable military servicemembers to register for our courses while they await Tuition Assistance (TA) approval for courses in an upcoming term.

Army

  1. Create your MyExcelsior account and complete the enrollment agreement
  2. Request your transcripts be sent to Excelsior
  3. Register for courses using your TA number*
    • Your Army TA number will use the following naming convention: ARxxxx (where xxxx is the last 4 digits of your Social Security number)
    • Excelsior will process your registration and send to ArmyIgnitED – Allow 24 hours for ArmyIgnitED to see registration in portal
  4. Complete Your Education Path – https://www.armyignited.com/
  5. Log into ArmyIgnitED and request TA for registered courses at Excelsior

*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.

All Other Branches


Students will use a TA number. Your TA number will follow this naming convention (where xxxx is the last four digits of your Social Security number):

  • For the Air Force: AFxxxx
  • For the Marine Corps: MCxxxx
  • For the Navy: NVxxxx
  • For the Coast Guard: CGxxxx

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.

Once your service branch approves TA, you must send your approved TA form to milta@excelsior.edu or fax to 518-608-8135. The official form must contain:

  • The correct course number
  • Title
  • Credits
  • Correct start and end dates

Note: If the TA Approval is not received or if TA is not approved at 100%, you have until the 15th calendar day of the term to cancel with no financial or academic penalty. You will be billed and placed on a financial hold until the tuition is paid in full. If you cancel by the 15th calendar day of the term no further payment is due.

For important term dates, please visit our Academic Calendar.