Earn a world-class American
degree no matter where you are.


Excelsior offers affordable degrees
at the associate, bachelor’s,
and master’s levels.


SAT, GMAT, or GRE exams
are not required.

Excelsior College


We are extremely proud to serve students from more than 80 countries. We provide expertise and support from the time of admission to graduation day. Excelsior College brings the classroom to you through our innovative online courses and programs. Share a rich and immersive learning experience with other students from all over the world while obtaining a degree that advances your career.




Studying at Excelsior College Includes These Advantages:


  • Academic Advisors will assist with your degree completion plan.
  • Large variety of online degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels.
  • Programs designed for working professionals.
  • Career resources especially for Excelsior international students.

High Success Rates by Working Adults



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Exam Pass Rate

All Exams


Full-time Employed Students


An Equation for Success

5 Schools + 6 programs + 30-plus disciplines + high-quality academics in a convenient, affordable online format
= the College of choice for over 39,000 students.


Total Enrollments by Program- Summer 2015


The Value of a College Education

Educated workers world-wide are becoming increasingly valuable as more employment opportunities require college graduates. The McKinsey Global Institute stated that by 2020, the global economy demand for workers with a college education could reach 40 million.

Employment statistics by Eurostat revealed the employment rate of those who had higher education degrees was 83.4 % across the EU-28 in 2013, much higher than the rate of 52.1 % for those who had attained no more than a primary or lower secondary education.

24/7 Wall St. cited the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in reporting that an earned degree helped workers all over the world stay employed during the recession.

A degree opens up a world of possibilities not only in job placement, but in personal growth. How much do you value your future?

Boost your career opportunities by selecting one of our highest sought after degree programs in Business

Our Business degrees are built with input from an internationally recognized entity and hold additional globally recognized accreditation.

For more information about this prestigious accreditation:

  • IACBE (International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education)


Three Cost-effective Degrees

Excelsior College offers associates degree, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degree completely online. In addition, there are three degrees that can be completed 100% through UExcel efficiency exams with the exception of the information literacy course and capstone course completed in the online classroom environment. Click the links below to see complete lists of UExcel exams for each degree available through exam.

Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

These three degrees can be completed 100% through exams!
*excluding Information Literacy and Capstone


Bachelor of Science in Business (General Option)

Applicable Excelsior Exams

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Applicable Excelsior Exams

Increase of International Students
in U.S. Degree Programs since 2000.
80 countries
Excelsior is proud to have
served students in more than
eighty countries.

Identity Verification

All international students must fill out an ID verification form to enroll in any degree program in the College. This form must be notarized and the original mailed to:

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

Download the ID verification form

International Admissions Requirements

Before applying for admission, international students should review the following information:

English Language Proficiency    (Choose One)

International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must show evidence of English language proficiency through one of the following options:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • Required minimum score of 525 on the paper based test or 69 on the Web-based test.
    • Scores older than two years at the time of your application to Excelsior will not be accepted.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
    • Required minimum score of 75.
    • Scores older than two years at the time of your application to Excelsior will not be accepted.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • Required minimum overall band score of 5.5.
    • Scores older than two years at the time of your application to Excelsior will not be accepted.
  • Excelsior College® Examinations English Composition exam
    • (ENGx111) or UExcel® College Writing exam (ENGx110).
  • Completion of at least 9 credit hours of academic work
    • In courses delivered in English at an institution of higher education in the United States.

Transferring Credit from
an International Institution?

Excelsior College awards credit for degree-level coursework completed at a university that has been officially recognized as degree or diploma granting by the regulating agency for higher education in your home country.

For nursing programs, Excelsior will not consider coursework from a hospital or diploma school of nursing, regardless of whether it was completed through an approved university or university-parallel institution.

To submit a transcript:

International credits for admission into all undergraduate programs, except nursing, must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE):

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Telephone: +1-414-289-3400
Email: eval@ece.org
Web: https://www.ece.org/excelsior
Order: Your subject analysis report online

  • If you are an International Student applying to an Excelsior College graduate program, transcripts should be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) to determine bachelor’s degree equivalence of three-year degrees and other foreign credentials:World Education Services
    Attention: Documentation Center
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Telephone: +1-212-966-6311

International credits for nursing programs may require an evaluation by CGFNS International.

**Nursing students, please contact the International Admissions Office for further information.**

CGFNS International (for nursing credentials only)
3600 Market Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: +1-215-222-8454
Web: www.cgfns.org

We accept international credit from higher education institutions world wide.

Make tuition payments online safely and easily with any currency.

Contact us about Excelsior International Partners and programs:

John Meyer
International Admissions Counselor
Email: international@excelsior.edu
Phone: +1-518-464-8500

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