Military Spouse and Family Members

Excelsior College offers highly respected college degree programs and certificates supported with online courses to military spouses and family members. Maximum transfer of credit for college courses completed through accredited colleges, credit by examination options, credit for approved certifications and training through the American Council on Education, and flexibility in degree completion all add up to a winning strategy for earning your degree no matter where you support our military forces.

A Military Family Member is an individual who is related to a servicemember currently serving on active duty or in the Reserve or National Guard component, or is a retiree. Military Family Members are identified through their United States Uniformed Service Identification and Privilege Card.

Explore  benefit options available to military spouse and family members:

Choose a program of study from our available degree and certificate programs.

Explore Excelsior’s Center for Professional Development non-credit training programs if you are looking for professional development, continuing education, and lifelong learning options.

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 official college transcripts to be sent directly to Excelsior’s Office of the Registrar at:

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

After you have selected your degree program, it’s time to:

Apply for Admission to Excelsior

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


Step 5. Register for courses

Register online (login required)