Excelsior College

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Toll free: 888-647-2388
Int'l: +1-518-464-8500
TDD: 518-464-8501
Fax:  518-464-8777


  • Excelsior Fast Facts
  • Graduates and employees of partner institutions enjoy special tuition discounts at Excelsior, along with fee waivers, coordinated course sequences, articulation agreements, and other benefits.
  • Excelsior is an accredited, nonprofit institution, with top-notch faculty and academic degrees that make a real difference in the job market.
  • Excelsior caters to students who need to balance education with jobs, families, and other responsibilities. Their innovative online learning model lets you take courses where and when it's convenient for you.
  • Excelsior will accept up to 116 transfer credits from accredited institutions and also grant credit for military service, professional training, credit by examination, and many types of real-world experience.
  • No residency requirement or mandatory 30-credit minimum.

Transfer Pathways:

OCC Degree Excelsior College Degree Transfer Guide
AAS Nursing BS Nursing View PDF
AS Business Administration BS Business
(General Business concentration)
View PDF
AS Criminal Justice BS Criminal Justice View PDF
AS Homeland Security BS Criminal Justice
(Law Enforcement and Public Security)
View PDF
AS Information Technology BS Information Technology View PDF

Student Transfer Requirements:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA Required: 2.0 and a grade of "C" or better in each course
  • Associate’s Degree Required: No
  • Maximum Number of credits that can transfer:
    116 credits, or almost 90 percent of what you need for a bachelor's degree
  • Who is eligible: Students, Employees, Alumni
  • Time Limit on Transfer Credits
  • Admissions requirements

Learning Formats:

  • CD-Rom Format Courses - internet connection not necessary
  • Online Courses (8-week & 15-week)