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About Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. It currently offers more than 60 different degree programs in the fields of nursing, business, technology, liberal arts, and health science. Excelsior has been continuously accredited since 1977 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Excelsior College’s policy of guaranteed transfer of ACE and NCCRS recommended courses means that students who enroll at Excelsior will be able to transfer courses in the Saylor Direct program. Please check with your Excelsior advisor for the specific requirements that these courses will fulfill.

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