Veterans

Prepare for Your Future While Serving Your Country Today

Whether you are recently separated from the military or you’re a long-time veteran, we have the pathways, partnerships and personalized support to help you earn the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree you need to advance your civilian career.

Pay Less Tuition!

Membership in, or employment by, one of our veteran partner organizations provides a tuition discount. Check out Excelsior’s Veteran Partnerships for information on reduced tuition and fee pricings for veteran employees of these organizations as well as their spouses or domestic partners.

Transfer More Credit – Finish Faster

Excelsior awards credit for previous college-level courses, military training and experience, or CLEP and DSST exams. Connect with a veteran admissions counselor to get your free credit evaluation! veterans@excelsior.edu

Your Degree on Your Schedule

Earn credit with flexible online courses in 8- and 15-week terms.

Maximize Your Benefits

Our academic advisors are ready to help navigate your VA educational benefits so you can keep school affordable. Veteran-specific career and support resources aid your transition from active duty service member to civilian professional.

Lt. Col. Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center

Excelsior hosts a virtual center that serves veterans and military service members wherever they are and whether or not they are Excelsior students. The Veterans Center connects veterans and military members with resources on health and wellness, education, suicide prevention, military transitioning, and much more.
Learn more

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

SALUTE is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the scholastic achievements of veteran and active military students.
Learn more about joining SALUTE at Excelsior

Take the Next Step –
Speak With a Counselor

Graduates at commencement

The University 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 more than 35 career-focused degree programs

The University 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 Veteran
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

How to Get Started

Obtain official copies of your transcripts, including your:

  • Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript
  • Civilian college transcripts

Send your transcripts to:

Excelsior University
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.

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 work with your counselor to get registered for your first course.

Your military and veterans counselor will get you started and help answer any questions on your VA benefits.

Excelsior University graduate Melissa Burger

“You are worth it, and there are many people, including Excelsior’s Veteran Center the ever-so-helpful library staff, and your academic advisor who will support you. You are worth a better paying job, more self-confidence, that promotion at work, and so much more.”


Melissa Burger, MS in Cybersecurity 2020

Excelsior University graduate Melissa Burger

“You are worth it, and there are many people, including Excelsior’s Veteran Center the ever-so-helpful library staff, and your academic advisor who will support you. You are worth a better paying job, more self-confidence, that promotion at work, and so much more.”


Melissa Burger, MS in Cybersecurity 2020