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Course Registration Open - Fall II Term

Fall II course registration ends October 19.
Browse our online courses and register online.

How to Register Information

Register for Online Courses

When you're ready, you can register for online courses through MyExcelsior.

Register for Your Courses Online

Courses: Enrolled Students Course Reg Checklist

Course Registration for Enrolled Students

If you are an enrolled student who is also seeking financial aid, follow these steps:

  1. Submit your FAFSA
  2. Speak with your academic advisor to get approval for the courses you want to take
  3. Create and submit your study plan in MAPlanner
  4. If you are receiving financial aid:
    • accept your awards
    • complete your entrance counseling
    • sign your electronic promissory note
  5. Register for your selected courses in MAPlanner

If you need help with any of these steps, please contact us and we'll be happy to help you through it!

Register for Courses: By Mail or Phone Content

To Register by Mail or Fax

You may mail or fax a printed and completed registration form with full payment or payment instructions (check, money order, credit or debit card, undergraduate payment plan, or graduate payment plan).

Mail: Excelsior College Business Office 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, New York 12203-5159

Fax: Civilian: 518-464-8700 | Military: 518-608-8135

To Register by Phone: Call 888-647-2388

Phone registration is unavailable during the late registration period. Third party registrations (military tuition assistance or financial aid registrations) cannot be done by phone. At the time of registration you must pay in full with a credit or debit card.

Course Registration: Military

Active Duty Military, Reserves, and Veterans

Army Soldiers: Register for courses and obtain Tuition Assistance authorization through GoArmyEd.

Navy Sailors: If you're waiting for Navy Tuition Assistance Approval, follow these procedures.

Other Active Duty Military Servicemembers: Register for courses online using the control number from your completed Tuition Assistance (TA) form, and then send a copy of that form to Excelsior. If it's not received within four calendar days, your registration will be voided.

Learn more about branch-specific course registration procedures


If you're paying for your course tuition with a personal credit card, you can register for your course online, but you won't be eligible to receive military tuition reimbursement.

Courses: Late Registration

Late Registration

Late registration begins the Saturday after the registration deadline and continues through Wednesday of the first week of the term at 11:59 pm ET.

  • You can only register online during this period.
  • You'll need to pay late registration fee of $25. If you drop and add a course, you won't incur this fee.

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