Students are assigned to a degree program or certificate curriculum (i.e. academic policy date) at the time a student’s application for admission into that program is accepted by Excelsior. Students admitted between November 1st and April 30th are assigned to the January 1st curriculum. Students admitted between May 1st and October 31st are assigned to the July 1st curriculum.
If the student’s degree program or certificate curriculum changes once they have been accepted for admission or enrolled in Excelsior, the student may elect to change to the new curriculum.
If a student withdraws and is accepted for admission into the same degree program or certificate , the student will be assigned to the degree program or certificate curriculum (ie the academic policy date) at the time the student’s application for admission is accepted by Excelsior.
Prior to November 4, 2021, student degree program or certificate curriculum (ie academic policy date) was assigned when the student was admitted into Excelsior and prior to October 19, 2016, student degree program or certificate curriculum (ie academic policy date) was assigned when the student enrolled into Excelsior. Students in these two date categories that maintain continuous enrollment in the specific degree program do not fall into the January 1st / July 1st program curriculum assignment.