Support Resources

Become part of a community of encouraging and knowledgeable instructors, academic advisors, career counselors, and peers. If you run into obstacles or need personal guidance, you can turn to helpful members of your support network and use resources that will keep you moving toward your goals.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Your academic advisor is your main point of contact from admittance through degree completion.

YOUR ADVISOR WILL HELP YOU:

  • Choose the degree program that’s right for you.
  • Understand the steps required to complete your degree program.
  • Select the right courses, exams, and other approved sources of credit for fulfilling degree requirements.
  • Address your academic concerns.
  • Identify the resources and services you need to make progress toward degree completion.
  • Achieve success by:
    • Identifying short- and long-term goals
    • Developing plans to balance competing responsibilities
    • Using time management and study skills
    • Building and sustaining motivation and momentum

EMAIL: advising@excelsior.edu
CALL: 888-647-2388

BOOKSTORE

Shop by course or exam for required and recommended learning materials. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

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CAREER CENTER

Fine-tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

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COLLEGE STORE

Your one-stop shop for Excelsior College T-shirts, hoodies, polos, sweatshirts, and fleeces.

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ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Learn about services and support that may be needed to ensure equal access to learning.

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FINANCIAL AID TV

View videos on topics such as veterans’ benefits, financial literacy, eligibility, how to apply for aid, and more.

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LIBRARY

Access online resources, including research databases, and contact librarians for customized help.

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LIFE AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (BLOG)

Life at Excelsior College showcases the student experience by providing a glimpse into the lives of our students, faculty and staff, as well as by sharing expertise in our areas of study.

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LT. COL. BRYANT A. MURRAY VETERANS CENTER

The Lt. Col. Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center offers resources and support for the academic and life needs of veterans enrolled in the college. The resources available through the Veterans Center are also accessible to the general public and providers of veterans services.

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MYEXCELSIOR

The secure MyExcelsior portal enables you to manage all aspects of your Excelsior experience. Gain access to your application, transcript, courses, chat rooms, discussion boards, a book exchange, a study buddy finder, and more.

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OMBUDSPERSON

Our ombudsperson (traditionally known as ombudsman) listens to student-related concerns and resolves issues from an unbiased perspective. The ombudsperson is not an advocate for students or the College but rather an impartial party who makes problem-solving decisions independently.

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Email: ombudsperson@excelsior.edu
Toll free: 888-647-2388

ONETRANSCRIPT SERVICE

Document your academic experience from multiple institutions on one transcript.

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ONLINE WRITING LAB

The Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free public writing resource offering comprehensive support for college-level writing and reading, including grammar guidance through the use of rich, multimedia technology. Find videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, downloadable handouts, and games.

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ORIENTATION TO THE ONLINE CLASSROOM*

Become familiar with the learning management system—your online classroom—where you will interact with faculty who are subject matter experts.

*only available to enrolled students

RESEARCH DATABASE

The OvidSP health care research database offers full-text articles from select titles in the OvidSP collection. You can search titles for over 2,000 journals (indexed with abstracts) in fields including clinical medicine, behavioral and social sciences, life sciences, nursing, physical science and engineering, and psychology.

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TECH SUPPORT

Contact Student Technical Support any time of day, any day of the week.

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Email: TechSupport@Excelsior.edu
Phone: +1-518-464-8502 | Toll-free: +1-877-842-8324

TURNITIN.COM

Improve your citation skills and avoid plagiarism by using this resource. Major writing assignments require the use of Turnitin.

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TUTORING

Work with a tutor online in real-time or submit questions or essays for a next-day response. You can also pre-schedule online appointments using Smarthinking, an online
tutoring service.

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