Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit institution that offers its students the opportunity to earn certificates, associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees in a number of disciplines which are all delivered through distance learning.
Excelsior is among the “big 3” online-based institutions that are recognized for giving credits based on life experiences. The college operates a credit transfer policy and also creates an individual degree completion plan for every student enrolled. The students who decide to study here may be given credit for their present knowledge and their life experiences by simply sitting for examinations or filling out portfolio assessments. Because a lot of the study required of students is done with no direct supervision, students should be self-motivated and able to carry out their work independently.