Undergraduate Family Members
College Credit Guidelines
View our guidelines to see how you can earn college credit for your Learning Zone Training Programs.
The Application Process
I. Create a MyExcelsior Account and Apply
Use the button below to create your MyExcelsior account and apply under your Life Unboxed benefits. It’s just easier this way.
Once you have created your MyExcelsior account, you will be prompted to submit an Undergraduate Application for Admission.
Within a day after applying, Excelsior College will contact you via email and your MyExcelsior message center to go over the documents needed to complete your application evaluation.
II. Request Official Transcripts
Contact all previously attended academic institutions to have official transcripts, examination score reports, and/or military documentation you listed on your application sent to Excelsior’s Office of the Registrar.
For further information about documentation, see Transcripts and Documentation.
Explore Financial Aid Options
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Where requested, please include our school code: 014251.
Explore Our Student Success Guide
While you’re waiting for all the application stuff to process, use our Student Online Success Guide to determine your learning style, get tips on time management, and prepare for success at Excelsior.
In the meantime, Excelsior’s admissions team will be busy reviewing your application and documents. They’ll prepare an initial assessment of your transfer credits and notify you when it is available in MyExcelsior. This typically takes 2-3 weeks from the time the team receives all of your documents.
Enroll at Excelsior College
After you receive notification that you have been officially accepted to a degree program at Excelsior (Yes!) it’s time to submit your enrollment agreement and begin working with your academic advisor in planning your first trimester.
Once your enrollment agreement is submitted, you’ll receive an official evaluation of your previous learning transcripts (including Learning Zone training) and be assigned an academic advisor who will help you develop a degree plan and select the right courses. You will be an enrolled student once you register for your first course. Life unboxed, here you come!
I. Get Academic Advising and Course Approval
Connect with your academic advisor right after you submit your enrollment agreement. Your advisor will help you:
- Understand the steps required to complete your degree program
- Select the right courses, exams, and other approved sources of credit for fulfilling your degree requirements
- Address your academic concerns
After you and your advisor select a course(s) for the upcoming term, you will receive course approval(s) via email and your MyExcelsior message center, and you can move on to course registration.
Use our course search to find courses that interest you.
Note: Course approvals must be received from an academic advisor prior to online course registration.
II. Register for Courses
After you receive course approval there are two ways to register for courses:
- Online registration using links found on Course Search and in course descriptions
- Phone registration during regular business hours: 888-285-8648 ext. 4
III. Acquire Textbooks
Purchase (or borrow) the required books/materials for your use while taking courses.
- Required texts and study materials are available through the Excelsior College Bookstore in partnership with MBS Direct Bookstore.
- Each course description has a link to the bookstore listing any required books and study materials for that course.