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Undergraduate Application for Admission
Thank you for your interest in Excelsior College.
Complete this application if this is your first time applying to Excelsior College or if you were enrolled in the School of Nursing within the last five years and have since earned additional collegelevel credit. If you have withdrawn from a business, health sciences, liberal arts, or technology degree program within the last five years, please contact your Academic Advising Office as you may not be required to submit an application. If you are a graduate of a business, health sciences, liberal arts, technology, or nursing degree program, please contact your Academic Advising Office as you may not be required to submit an application. Licensed practical/vocational nurse Licensed massage therapist Certified pharmacy technician

School of Nursing Candidates
In addition to official transcripts, nursing candidates must submit a copy of a current license or certification to verify professional status in an appropriate health care profession. This license should be mailed with your application or faxed to the Undergraduate Application for Admission Team at 518-464-8833. Bachelor of Science in nursing (BRN) and RN to Master of Science in nursing (MRN) applicants must submit an official transcript showing the completion of associate degree nursing education or RN diploma education. Nursing courses completed at institutions other than Excelsior College are only evaluated upon enrollment. International Nurses: Admission to the associate degree in nursing programs is not open to international students. See page 6 for additional information.

Required Documents
You are required to submit official copies of transcripts as part of the application process. Official transcripts/documents are those that a college, testing agency, or education office sends or gives to you in their sealed envelope, which you then forward unopened to Excelsior College. Some sources may not release official transcripts/documents to you. In that case, request the source submit your transcripts directly to the Excelsior College Office of Registration and Records. Do not submit unofficial copies. Transcripts from accredited institutions must include the institution’s official seal and registrar’s signature (signature is usually a stamp), two forms of student identification on the transcript (e.g., Social Security number and current address; current address and date of birth), and contain an issuance date within six months or less.

Carefully tear this page along the perforation and keep for reference.

Financial Assistance
You must first complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to be considered for any form of financial assistance. Available financial assistance includes federal grants and loans, institutional scholarships, and private loans. For more information, visit www.excelsior.edu/FinancialAid. Note: Students in examination-based programs, including the associate degrees in nursing, are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for institutional scholarships.

Military Candidates
With the exception of the undergraduate nursing degree programs, candidates currently serving in the U.S. Military may bypass the undergraduate application process and enroll directly now by visiting www.excelsior.edu/enroll. However, if you would like a preliminary review conducted by Excelsior College prior to enrollment, you must submit the following documentation:

School of Business & Technology
Course descriptions must be submitted with official transcripts. Time limits on transfer credits are outlined as follows. Business Degrees Candidates Business courses that are more than 20 years old will not be counted towards the business component of the degree and cannot be appealed. Technology Degrees Candidates Computer information systems/computer sciences courses for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree have a 10-year time limit from date of enrollment, and they cannot be appealed.
Electronics/computer courses for degree programs other than the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology have a 10-year time limit, which can be appealed. Transfer credits for which an appeal can be made require submission of a completed time limit appeal form with this application. The time limit appeal form can be downloaded from our Web site at www.excelsior.edu/TimeLimitAppeal (requires a free MyExcelsior Web site user account).

Navy and Marine Corps: SMART Transcript Air Force: Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript Army (Active/Guard/Reserve) AARTS Army (Veterans) AARTS or Form DD214 Report of Separation (only if enlisted and separated prior to October 1981). Coast Guard: Coast Guard Institute Transcript Service members with DLI Training: DLI Transcript and DLPT Score Report

Evaluation of Prior Credits
Excelsior College accepts credit from the following sources: Accredited colleges and universities College credit examinations (e.g., Excelsior College exams, UEXCEL®, CLEP, DANTES) Professional/corporate training courses that are ACE- or National PONSI-evaluated Professional Computer Certification Examinations (Microsoft®, CompTia®, Cisco, ORACLE, SAS, ICCP, Sun, and ICDL) Official transcripts from any of the acceptable sources above must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records at 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203 in order for your review to be completed.

School of Health Sciences
Credit may be awarded for the following licenses and certifications. Please include a copy with your application if applicable. Licensed radiographic technologist Licenses radiation therapist Licensed nuclear medicine technologist Licensed registered nurse

International Transcripts
For evaluation of credentials from outside of the United States, you must use ONE of the following approved agencies: Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE): Order a Subject Analysis Report by visiting www.ece.org/excelsior or calling 414-289-3400. OR World Education Services (WES): Order a comprehensive course-by-course report by visiting www.wes.org or calling 212-966-6311. * Please note: If you have had an evaluation completed by WES and did not specifically note it was needed for Excelsior College, you must request an update to your evaluation by WES prior to submitting to Excelsior College.

International Candidates
International candidates from non-English speaking countries must show evidence of sufficient English language proficiency through one of the following three options: 1. Submission of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) taken within the last two years. 2. Successful completion of Excelsior College’s ENGx111: English Composition or the UExcel ENGx110 College Writing examination. 3. Submission of evidence of the successful completion of at least nine credit hours of academic work in courses delivered in English at an institution of higher education in the United States.

Nursing Candidates:
Special Instructions and Admission Requirements
Nursing courses completed at institutions other than Excelsior College are only evaluated upon enrollment.

Associate degree in nursing students only: Please note some state boards of nursing have additional requirements for licensure. Be sure to visit www.excelsior.edu/board_requirements for current information specific to each state. Associate degree in nursing (please check the box corresponding to your current level of nursing experience):
Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse (LPN or LVN) Paramedic Certain Classifications of Military Medical Personnel (refer to page iii for specific information) Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Technician, Respiratory Care Practitioner Physician trained and/or licensed outside of U.S. Physician or Physician’s Assistant trained and/or licensed in U.S. Licensed or Certified Midwife Copy of current license with expiration date Copy of current license/certification with expiration date Official AARTS, SMART, CCAF, Coast Guard Institute transcript, or DD214 Copy of current certification or license with expiration date Copy of subject analysis report from ECE or comprehensive course-bycourse report from WES reflecting graduation from a school of medicine with a minimum GPA equivalent to a 2.0 or higher on a U.S. scale Copy of current license (or copy of transcript indicating completion of program) Copy of current license or certification and copy of transcript

International Nurses
Admission to the associate degree in nursing programs is not open to international students. See page 6 for additional information.

RN to BS in nursing and RN to MS in nursing Admission to both the BS in nursing program and RN to MS in nursing program is limited to Registered Nurses (RNs) who are currently licensed in the United States.
Registered Nurse (RN) Copy of current U.S. RN license with expiration date. In addition, you must submit an official transcript showing the completion of associate degree nursing education or RN diploma education.

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Associate Nursing Admission Criteria for Military Personnel In effect until 12/31/2011
The following military occupations meet the Excelsior College School of Nursing admission criteria. ARMY MOS MOS
Respiratory Specialist Health Care Specialist Health Care Specialist Medical Specialist Medical Specialist Medical NCO Clinical Specialist Patient Care Specialist Practical Nurse Operating Room Specialist Respiratory Specialist Physician’s Assistant Special Forces Medical Sgt 68V 68W 91W 91A 91B 91B 91C 91C 91C 91D 91V 600A 18D 1999 – present 9/76 – present 1/88 – present Medical Service Specialist Medical Service Specialist Aeromedical Specialist Aeromedical Specialist Surgical Service Specialist Cardiopulmonary Technology Specialist Pararescue 9/84 – 8/91 only 10/73 – 8/76 9/76 – 8/82 9/84 –12/91 only Hospitalman Hospital Corpsman Physician’s Assistant Independent Duty Corpsman

NAVY Rating/Classification Date Held Rating/ Classifi­ cation
NER HN NER HM NWO 754X NEC 8425

Date Held
6/71 – present 6/71 – present 4/75 – 4/89

AIR FORCE AFSC AFSC
4N0X1 902X0 4F0X1 901X0 902X2 4H0X1 1T2X1

Date Held
11/93 – present prior to 11/93 4/91 – present prior to 4/91 1977 – 1991

COAST GUARD Rating Rating
Health Services Technician HS

Date Held
1/90 – present

(note: “X” indicates level; e.g., 1, 3, 5)

Associate Nursing Admission Criteria for Military Personnel In effect 1/1/2012
The following military occupations meet the Excelsior College School of Nursing admission criteria. ARMY MOS MOS
Respiratory Specialist Health Care Specialist 68V 68W (w/ specific Army Skill Identifiers*) F6 Army Flight Medic M6 Army LPN W1 Special Operations Combat Medic 18D Medical Service Specialist Medical Service Specialist Aeromedical Specialist Aeromedical Specialist Surgical Service Specialist Cardiopulmonary Technology Specialist Pararescue (note: “X” indicates level; e.g., 1, 3, 5) Hospitalman Hospital Corpsman Physician’s Assistant Independent Duty Corpsman

NAVY Rating/Classification Rating/ Classification
NER HN NER HM NWO 754X NEC 8425

AIR FORCE AFSC AFSC
4N0X1 902X0 4F0X1 901X0 902X2 4H0X1 1T2X1

Special Forces Medical Sgt

* Army Special Skill Identifiers are noted on the official AARTS and/or on an Army ERB (Enlisted Record Brief) or NCOER (Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report). Official copy is required.

COAST GUARD Rating Rating
Health Services Technician HS

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For Office Use Special Population

Undergraduate Application for Admission All Applicants:
Please print or type all information requested and review responses for accuracy. Social Security Number (USA) Current Legal Name
Last Name First Name

Third Party

_________________ _________________ _________________ _________________

Middle Initial

Birth/Maiden Name (if different from current last name)

Other name(s) by which you may have been identified in relevant academic records

Permanent Address
Number and Street (include Rd. St., Ave., etc., as well as Apt. or Suite number if applicable)

City

State

Zip Code

Country (if not USA)

Phone Numbers with Area Code (please indicate “D” for day or “E” for evening):
(D/E) (Home) (Business) (D/E) (Business Extension)

Email Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you wish to receive Excelsior College updates via email broadcasts? Yes, I would like to subscribe to this service. No, I do not wish to subscribe at this time. If you answer yes to subscribe to this service, be sure to add no-reply@excelsior.edu, TechSupport@excelsior.edu, or the excelsior.edu mail server to your email software’s address book or allowed list. If you are using a spam filter or blocker that requires confirmation from the sender or is set to reject email from certain domains, this procedure is necessary in order to ensure that your receive Excelsior College correspondence. Do you wish to receive electronic document delivery of your Academic Evaluation Summary via email? (Whenever the College evaluates the credits you have earned, you will receive via email an Academic Evaluation Summary that explains which credits you still need to earn. You can also view this document at the Excelsior College Web site.) Yes, I would like to subscribe to this service. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy format) Do you have a high school/high school equivalency diploma? Have you previously earned a degree? Type of degree earned ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Yes No Date degree earned _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ Name of institution granting degree: _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Yes No No, I do not wish to subscribe at this time. Gender (M = male, F = female)

If yes, please list all previously earned degree(s).

Enter the code number which represents your estimate of the total number of college credits you have earned through college courses, proficiency tests, military courses, and so forth. 1 No credit/courses 5 91–126 credits 2 1–30 credits 6 Over 126 credits 3 31–60 credits 7 Don’t know 4 61–90 credits Application for Admission 1

Please answer both questions (a) and (b) below. (a) Are you Hispanic or Latino/Latina? Yes No (b) Please select the racial/ethnic group(s) you identify with regardless of your answer to the above question (you may select more than one):
American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander White

Please select the one response which best reflects your citizenship status.
U.S. citizen U.S. permanent resident Foreign national

Do you plan to apply for financial assistance to include tuition assistance, institutional aid, scholarships, private loans, or federal aid? Yes No If eligible for tuition assistance, are you planning to use it at Excelsior College? Yes No

If you are currently serving in the United States Armed Services, please enter the code number of the Branch:
10 15 20 25 Army – Regular Army – Reserves Navy – Regular Navy – Reserves 30 35 40 45 Marines – Regular Marines – Reserves Air Force – Regular Air Force – Reserves 50 55 60 65 Coast Guard – Regular Coast Guard – Reserves National Guard – Army National Guard – Air

Other military status:

Military veteran

Military family member with DoD card I am no longer affiliated with the military

Dept. of Defense civilian employee

Military ID number: _________________________________

If you are eligible or currently receiving GI Bill benefits, please enter the code number of the chapter:
70 75 80 85 MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606) REAP (Chapter 1607) VEAP (Chapter 32) 95 Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901) 100 Educational Assistance Pilot Program (Section 903) No 105 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35) 010 Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) 115 Vocational Rehabilitation 999 Not sure

Have you used your benefits previously? Yes

If not, have you completed VA form 22-1990?

Yes Yes

No No

If you have used your benefits and are changing parent schools, have you completed VA form 22-1995?
If you answered No, please complete the correct form online at www.gibill.va.gov.

If you have Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, a 28-1905 form must be completed by your education counselor and submitted to the Bursar’s Office for third party billing.

Have you ever been enrolled in any program at Excelsior College (formerly Regents College)?
Yes No If yes, when? ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Enter the code number which represents your estimate of how soon you plan to begin your degree program.
1 I want to enroll immediately 2 Within 3 months 3 Within 6 months 4 Within 1 year

Enter the code number which represents your estimate of when you expect to complete your degree program.
1 Within 1 year or less 2 Within 2 years or less 3 Within 2 years or more 4 Not sure

Nursing Applicants Only:
See nursing admission requirements on page ii.
Nursing courses completed at institutions other than Excelsior College are only evaluated upon enrollment. For up to three licenses/certifications, indicate: State in which you hold certification or licensure License Number License Expiration Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Former name(s) by which you have been identified, if applicable

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All Applicants: Degree Selection Information
Enter an “X” in the box next to the program into which you would like to be admitted. Select only one program.

NURSING
Associate in Applied Science/ Associate in Science in nursing BRN BS Completion Program (RNs only) MRN RN to MS in nursing (with specialization)* Enter an “X” in the box next to one specialization you are selecting. CSM Clinical Systems Management NED Nursing Education INF Nursing Informatics

LIBERAL ARTS
AS AA BSL BAL BS Associate in Science Associate in Arts Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (no major) Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (no major) Bachelor of Science (with major) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one major you are selecting. Biology Criminal Justice Choose one: Administration of Criminal Justice Homeland Security Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communication Choose one: Communication Generalist Journalism Media Studies Organizational Communication Public Relations Strategic Communication Economics History Literature in English Mathematics Music Political Science Psychology Sociology Bachelor of Arts (with major) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one major you are selecting. Biology Communication Choose one: Communication Generalist Journalism Media Studies Organizational Communication Public Relations Strategic Communication Economics History Literature in English Mathematics Music Political Science Psychology Sociology

TECHNOLOGY
AAT Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (with area of focus) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one technologies area you are selecting. Military students should select the area of focus which corresponds to their MOS/Rating. Computer (hardware) Electronics (to include Electromechanical and Electronic Instrumentation specialty) Nuclear Power Plant (non-nuclear) Where my credits fit best Associate in Science in Nuclear Technology Associate in Science in Technology (with area of focus) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one technologies area you are selecting. Computer (hardware) Electronics (to include Electromechanical and Electronic Instrumentation specialty) Nuclear Power Plant (non-nuclear) Where my credits fit best Bachelor of Professional Studies – Technology Management (with area of focus) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one area of focus you are selecting. ELECT Electrical Technology IT Information Technology NUC Nuclear Technology Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (with concentration) (ABET accredited). Enter an “X” in the box next to the one area of focus you are selecting. ELEC Electronics NANO Nanotechnology POWER Power Systems Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (with concentration) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one concentration you are selecting. CYS Cybersecurity Technology GEN General INF Information Security NET Network Management

BUSINESS
AAB Associate in Applied Science in Administrative/Management Studies ASB Associate in Science (Business) BPB Bachelor of Professional Studies – Business and Management BSB Bachelor of Science in Business (with concentration) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one concentration you are selecting. ACCTG General Accounting FIN Finance GENBU General Business GLOBL Global Business HSMGT Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management MHR Management of Human Resources MIS Management Information Systems MARK Marketing OPMNG Operations Management RSMGT Risk Management and Insurance BAX Bachelor of Science in Accounting (NYS CPA Track) MSB Bachelor of Science in Business/ Masters in Business Administration

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HEALTH SCIENCES
BHS Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (with emphasis) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one specialization you are selecting. EOL End of Life GER Gerontology HED Health Education MGT Management BHC Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management MHA Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management/Masters in Business Administration (with or without concentration — choose one area) no concentration Human Performance Technology Information Security Technology Management

BNX Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology (ABET accredited) BST Bachelor of Science in Technology (with area of focus) Enter an “X” in the box next to the one technologies area you are selecting. Computer (hardware) Electronics (to include Electromechanical and Electronic Instrumentation specialty) Nuclear Power Plant (non-nuclear) Where my credits fit best

*If you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and hold a current U.S. RN license, you may be interested in pursuing our Master of Science in nursing degree. Please call an Admissions Counselor before completing this application.

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All Applicants: Documents Submitted For Evaluation
Transcripts*
List below each institution for which you will be submitting an official transcript that shows the college-level credit you earned. Do not submit unofficial copies. Official transcripts/documents are those that a college, testing agency, or education office sends or gives to you in its sealed envelope, which you then forward to Excelsior College unopened. Some sources may not release official transcripts or documents to you. In that case, request the source submit them directly to: Excelsior College Office of Registration and Records 7 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203-5159 The issuance date of the transcript must be within six months or less and must have two forms of ID on the transcript (e.g., SS# and current address, current address and date of birth, last four numbers of your SS# and date of birth). Official transcripts must be submitted by the request of the student. Excelsior College cannot request transcripts on the student’s behalf. Excelsior College reserves the right to verify all transcripts/documents received to ensure authenticity. Submission of fraudulent documents will result in academic dismissal from the College. Name of College/University City/State

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

*Note: Nursing courses completed at institutions other than Excelsior College are only evaluated upon enrollment.
Examination Credits

Please list below any Excelsior College® Examinations, UEXCEL®, CLEP Exams, DANTES Exams, or Advanced Placement (AP) exams from which you will have score reports submitted: Type of Exam Exam Title Year Taken Credits Earned

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Professional/Corporate Training Courses
List professional/corporate training courses completed that have been evaluated by ACE or National PONSI: Name of Course Organization Year Taken Credits Earned

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

All Applicants: Signature and Date (signature and date required)
I certify that the above statements are true and correct. I understand that false information or documents may result in dismissal from the College; and that it is my responsibility to submit a complete admissions package. I agree that if accepted for enrollment in the College, I will comply with and be bound by all requirements and policies of the College, as set forth in this application for admission, the Student Policy Handbook, and the catalog pertaining to the program in which I am seeking to enroll. Signature: ________________________________________________________________ Send your completed admissions application, payment and all official documents in the enclosed preaddressed envelope to: Date: __________________________

Excelsior College Bursar’s Office 7 Columbia Circle Albany, New York 12203-5159

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All Applicants: Mailing/Payment Instructions
Please include your $80 non-refundable application fee with this application. Make your check or money order payable to Excelsior College in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank, or complete the charge card authorization below. Please do not send cash. check enclosed money order enclosed

Credit Card Authorization
I authorize Excelsior College to charge _____________ (or the current fee at the time this form is received by Excelsior College) to my: MasterCard Visa Discover American Express Expiration Date ____________

Credit Card Account Number _______________________________________________________

Name of Cardholder (print) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mail or FAX * your completed application and payment to:
Excelsior College Bursar’s Office 7 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203-5159 FAX: 518-464-8700 *Official documentation must be mailed and will not be accepted by FAX.

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International Nurses School of Nursing Candidates
Admission to the associate degree in nursing programs is not open to international students. For the other programs, in addition to official transcripts, nursing candidates must demonstrate that they have an equivalent U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) licensure. To be eligible for admission, the applicant must be a graduate from an approved school of nursing in their country of education and hold a current, unencumbered nursing license (if licensed in multiple jurisdictions and/or countries, all licenses must be unencumbered). All nursing school transcripts and all licenses will be validated by primary source verification. International candidates must apply to the Commission on Graduate of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) New York Credential Verification Service (NYCVS) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to have their foreign nursing education evaluated and approved by the aforementioned organizations. For more information, visit http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/cvs/ Since the NYSED only issues an official NCLEX eligibility document to applicants directly, and will not send the document to Excelsior College, international applicants must forward the unopened official NCLEX eligibility document to Excelsior College. When international applicants receive the official NYSED document in its sealed envelope, they must insert the unopened envelope into an outer envelope and forward it to Excelsior College. International applicants should also write their full name, permanent address, and date of birth on the outer envelope. The evaluation of credentials from outside the United States, all applicants must use one of the approved agencies noted previously. CGFNS New York Credential Verification Service (NYCVS) and the International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) Course by Course Services are offering Excelsior College

applicants a discount when using their combined services. This bundle service package represents significant savings with a discount being applied to the ICD Course by Course Service. This one-stop service helps applicants reduce expenses and save time in completing all the required procedures necessary for admission. If applicants choose to apply for NYCVS and the Course by Course Service separately, they will pay the full price. Applicants who wish to take advantage of this bundle service package must visit https://www.cgfns.org/cerpassweb/contactUs.do and submit their questions to Ms. Janette McCoy at CGFNS. After connecting to the Web page, please follow the instructions below to submit your questions. Ignore the error or warning texts in red. For the “Who are you?” question, please select “Other” from the dropdown list. Answer the questions by providing your first name, last name, and email address. Select “Credential Verification Service for New York State” radio button under “Service.” Select the last option “NY/Excelsior” from the dropdown list under “Subject.” Type in your questions or comments, then click “Submit Form” button. Your email will be directed to Ms. Janette McCoy’s attention at CGFNS. All official documents must be in sealed envelopes from the original source. In the event that Excelsior College receives an opened document, it will be considered unofficial and will not be considered for eligibility or evaluation; the opened document will be returned to the applicant. In this case, it becomes the applicant’s responsibility to contact NYSED or ICD and request another official copy to be forwarded, unopened, to Excelsior College by the applicant.

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Excelsior College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, or sexual orientation in the educational programs and activities which it operates. Portions of this publication can be made available in a variety of formats upon request. Inquiries should be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-5159.

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