Welcome Veterans

Improve your civilian career opportunities when you earn your degree online at Excelsior College.

Whether you are recently separated from the military or you’re a long-time veteran, you have pathways and partnerships to help you complete the degree you need to advance your civilian career:

  • Credit awarded for previous college-level courses, military training and experience, or CLEP and DSST exams so that you can maximize your veterans educational benefits to keep school affordable and complete your degree sooner.
  • Online courses in flexible 8-week terms, with some courses available in 15-week terms, or earn credits by taking our UExcel® exams after completing supported self-study.
  • Academic advisors and staff who are dedicated to your success. The Center for Military and Veteran Education at Excelsior College has helped more than 72,000 servicemembers, veterans, and their family members achieve their educational goals.
  • Membership in one of our veteran partner organizations provides a tuition discount.
  • Veteran-specific career resources aid your transition from active duty service member to civilian professional.
  • Veteran support resources through the Lt Col Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center.
  • VA educational benefit resources.

Next Steps to Success:

  1. Obtain unofficial copies of your transcripts, including your:
    • Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript
    • Enlisted or Officer Record Brief (ERB or ORB) for Army vets only
    • Civilian college transcripts
  2. Send digital copies of these documents to and indicate which degree(s) interest you.
  3. You’ll receive your unofficial credit review conducted by veteran admissions counselors. This will outline how many credits you could be awarded when you enroll and how many remaining credits you’ll need to earn to complete your degree requirements.
  4. For all undergraduate non-nursing programs, directly enroll and bypass the application. For all nursing or graduate programs, you must first complete an application online before completing your Enrollment Agreement.

Explore our available degree and certificate programs.
Check out Excelsior’s Veteran Partnerships to see if you are eligible.
Download our Veterans Viewbook and take the details with you.Veterans Viewbook Cover