Excelsior College 3+1 Program

Complete a bachelor’s degree in areas such as business, technology, liberal arts, health sciences, public service, and nursing with Excelsior College’s 3+1 program. This unique pathway helps you save on the cost of earning your bachelor’s.

4 Easy Steps

  1. Earn an associate degree at a community
    college (usually around 60 credits).
  2. Talk to an Excelsior admissions counselor
    to determine credit requirements.
  3. Start on a bachelor’s degree by taking
    additional courses—up to 30 credits—at
    your community college, at your community
    college’s tuition rates.
  4. Earn a minimum of 30 upper-level credits
    with Excelsior via online courses or through
    independent study for credit by exam to
    complete a bachelor’s degree.

3+1 Snapshot

Transfer Guide Example

The program plan below outlines how students might transfer credits from a community college liberal arts degree program to Excelsior College’s BS in Liberal Arts program. Upon completion of the associate degree, credit shown below will apply to the BS in Liberal Arts.