Post-Baccalaureate Credit Used Toward Undergraduate Degrees

Post-Baccalaureate Credit Used Toward Undergraduate Degrees

Statement of Policy

It is the policy of Excelsior University, in accordance with New York State Education Department policies, to limit and in some cases, prohibit the application of post-baccalaureate coursework toward an undergraduate or dual degree. It is at the purview of Excelsior University to determine if post-baccalaureate credits can be used toward an Excelsior University degree.


Excelsior University recognizes that there are varying scenarios in which post-baccalaureate credit may be considered toward undergraduate or dual degree programs. Each scenario will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis (Excelsior University staff see related document).

In cases when Excelsior University determines that the post-baccalaureate credit would benefit the student’s undergraduate or dual degree program, the student must provide written permission permitting Excelsior University to apply post-baccalaureate credit toward degree requirements.

Course approval will not be provided for undergraduate students seeking to take post-baccalaureate level courses except in the instance of the bridge and graduate components of registered dual degree programs.

Post- baccalaureate transfer credit listed on an Excelsior University transcript is not distinguished as graduate level credit.