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Excelsior College

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About Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, non profit distance learning institution founded in 1971 focused on providing educational opportunity to adult learners.

The college initially achieved its mission to provide adult learners with a flexible and affordable pathway to a credential through the assessment of learning and the aggregation of credit earned from inside and outside the classroom. It soon added credit by examination, and students could study independently and take exams to validate their knowledge. Thirty years later, in the 2000s, the college was among the first institutions developing and offering online courses.

With generous credit acceptance practices, learners can transfer academic credit from previous college experiences; receive credit for military and workforce training, professional licenses and certifications, CLEP, DANTES and other approved exams; and undergo portfolio assessments of real-world experience. Excelsior offers more than 40-degree programs across six areas of study: business, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, public service and technology.

General transfer information

Students can transfer in a maximum of 90 credits, including credits earned through prior learning assessment(s) such as Advance Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) in addition to credit by portfolio. Excelsior College also grants credit for military experience and other professional certifications, training, credentials and licenses. Learn more»

Transfer partnership

Education discount

  • Savings of up to 20% on tuition costs at Excelsior College.
  • Save $50 with a one-time application fee waiver.
  • Personalized advising and support.
  • Active-duty military and veterans may qualify for an additional reduction in undergraduate tuition.

Learn more about this partnership

  • GPA 2.0 or higher
  • CCBC degree not required

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