Time Limitations on Transfer Credit

Generally, there is no time limit on the use of credit from proficiency examinations, college courses or other approved sources of credit to satisfy the requirements of the general education component of Excelsior College degree programs.   The only exception is the Information Literacy requirement which must be taken within five years of the date when the student submits the enrollment agreement at Excelsior College. There are time restrictions on the acceptability of courses or examinations used to satisfy some of the professional component or core requirements of the College’s degree programs. More information is available in the description of each degree program in the school catalog or from an Excelsior College academic advisor or admissions counselor.

Description of Degree Programs

The following degree programs have established a time-related restriction on the application of certain subject areas meeting degree requirements.

Degree ProgramSubject AreaTime Limit Restriction
Bachelor of Science in CybersecurityCybersecurity Component5 years
Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering Technology
Computer, Electrical (not AC/DC), Electronics10 years
Bachelor of Science in Information TechnologyInformation Technology Component5 years
Bachelor of Science in
Nuclear Engineering Technology
Calculus I, Calculus II,
Natural Science, Computers,
Nuclear Engineering Technology, Electrical (not AC/DC), Electronics
10 years
Master of Science in CybersecurityCybersecurity Component5 years
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Technical and Professional WritingConcentration courses10 years
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Logistics Operations ManagementConcentration courses15 years
Bachelor of Science in Natural SciencesNatural Science component,
Science courses
10 years
Associate in Science in nursing and Associate in Applied Science in nursingHuman Anatomy and Physiology core, Microbiology, All Nursing requirements5 years
Bachelor of Science in nursingAll nursing requirements5 years
Master of Science in Nursing EducationAll nursing requirements5 years
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership
and Administration of Health Care Systems
All nursing requirements5 years
Master of Science in nursing informaticsAll nursing requirements5 years
All dual-degree programs in nursingAll nursing requirements5 years
Bachelor of Science in Business
(including Dual degree)
Business component courses
Graduate level courses for Dual Degree
15 years
10 years
Master of Business Administration
(including Dual degrees)
Graduate level credits10 years
Masters of Science in ManagementGraduate level credits10 years
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
(including Dual degree)
Professional business core
Graduate component
20 years
10 years
Master of Science in Health SciencesSpecialization requirements7 years
Master of Science in Criminal JusticeGraduate level credits10 years
Master of Science in Public AdministrationGraduate level credits10 years

Request for Time Limit Appeal

Students may request an appeal on any of the time restrictions outlined in the description above. Appeals must include proof of currency in the subject area, and are granted at the discretion of the Faculty Program Director overseeing the program.