Army & Army National Guard

You do not have to apply if you are Active, National Guard, or Reserve and know what degree program  you want to pursue (excluding nursing and graduate).

Complete Your Enrollment Agreement

If you are unsure or have questions you can follow the steps below or contact the Center for Military Education to speak with a military advisor. 877-542-4133,

Program Options & Plans

Army University Associate Degree Pathway for the US Army Ordnance School

Army University Continuing Education Degree Program (CEDP) Leadership Initiative

GoArmyEd – Portal to Excelsior Degree Programs

GoArmyEd, from the Army Continuing Education System (ACES), provides a one-stop portal to Soldiers serving on active duty, Reserves, or Army National Guard for managing their college education and Tuition Assistance (TA).

If you are interested in becoming a student in one of our programs, just follow these steps to complete a GoArmyEd Common Application.

Excelsior delivers TA funded degree and course offerings, and reports Soldier progress through GoArmyEd.

Army National Guard Distance Learning Resources

National Guard Professional Education Center provides assistance to ARNG Soldiers with their educational goals.

National Guard Education Incentives and Employment pages have information on state and federal educational benefits, Servicemembers’ Opportunity Colleges, Troops to Teachers, and more.

Step 1: Create a MyExcelsior Account

Check out our degree programs and then, if you don’t already have one, please set up your free MyExcelsior account. It will provide access to all the resources you will need.
Step 2. Gather Your Records

You will need to submit the following documents as applicable. Select the links below for more information and instructions for requesting these documents:

Official transcripts and documents are those that a college, testing agency, or education office sends directly to:

Excelsior College
Office of the Registrar
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

For more information visit our Transcripts and Documents page.

Step 4. Apply for Admission

Nursing & graduate programs only

If you are interested in our nursing and/or graduate programs, apply through GoArmyEd and then begin your application by clicking the button below.

Apply Now

Step 5. Enroll (non-nursing, undergraduate students do not need to apply first)

Undergraduate Enrollment

Complete Your Enrollment Agreement

or download the Military and Veteran Apply and Enroll Form (PDF)

Graduate Enrollment

Complete Your Enrollment Agreement

Note that you will be required to pay the Graduate Student Services Fee online with a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Cards accepted)

or download the Enrollment Agreement Form (PDF)

Graduate Certificate Enrollment

Download the Nursing Certificates Enrollment and Payment Form (PDF) (login required)

Step 6. Register for Courses

Go to GoArmyEd website

Undergraduate courses are fully covered by Army Tuition Assistance (TA) through GoArmyEd.

Students who do not have Army TA funding available must register for courses via GoArmyEd using the self-pay option. Pay the balance due to Excelsior College for registration to be processed. Payment may be made by phone at 888-285-8648 ext. 4.

You may also pay by check, money order, or credit card. Submit your completed forms and payment either by mail or fax:

By mail:

Business Office
Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

By fax: