Coast Guard

socCoast Guard Distance Learning Partnerships

Excelsior College partners with the SOCCOAST and the Coast Guard Institute (CGI) in offering degree and certificate programs to meet the needs of Coast Guard members, their family members, and Coast Guard civilian employees. SOCCOAST/Coast Guard programs allow Coast Guard personnel to complete their degree requirements using online courses available from our degree and certificate programs.

Education Services Officers (ESOs) or your military education counselor

Education Services Officers are available to advise you and help you with the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) application process. A list of ESOs in your area is available on the CGI Web Site.

Step 1: Create a MyExcelsior Account

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 request any of these official documents that apply to you to be sent directly to Excelsior’s Office of the Registrar. Select the links below for more information and instructions for requesting:

Have your official documents sent 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 or Enroll

After you have selected your degree program, it’s time to apply or enroll.

Excelsior College has open undergraduate enrollment for military servicemembers (with the exception of nursing and graduate programs).

Undergraduate Programs (except nursing)

Complete Your Enrollment Agreement (login required)
or download the Military and Veteran Apply and Enroll Form (PDF)

All Nursing and Graduate Programs

Apply for Admission

If you need assistance choosing a degree program, please contact us:


Learn about Excelsior College’s undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

Step 5. Register for courses

Register online (login required)