Public Resources & Services

Disability Services

Learn more about Disability Services

We are committed to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity to enroll in an Excelsior College degree program, register for courses or examinations to demonstrate knowledge and skills under appropriate conditions, and to complete a degree. The College strives to assure reasonable accommodations to students toward these goals.

Excelsior College Bookstore

Visit the bookstore

Find recommended books and study materials grouped by exam name/number in our online bookstore or find them listed in an exam’s Content Guide. Our bookstore provides the convenience of 24/7 one-stop shopping, competitive pricing, money-saving used book options, and a book buy-back program.

Excelsior College Career Center

Visit the Career Center

Fine tune your career direction at our career center. Whether you are a future student, a current student, or one of our alumni, we have information, resources, and services geared to your educational and career needs.

Financial Aid TV

Visit Financial Aid TV

The Office of Financial Aid at Excelsior College offers guidance and information about a variety of financial aid options such as federal and New York State aid, scholarships, loans and grants.

We also offer Financial Aid TV, a collection of videos on topics such as Veterans Benefits, financial literacy, eligibility, how to apply for aid, and more. Think of it as a video FAQ.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Visit the OWL

The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free public writing resource covering all aspects of undergraduate writing from complex research projects to basic grammar. Watch a multimedia instructional video, print out writing tips from the Professor’s Desk, and discover strategies for composing a diverse range of essays.

Public Access to Health Care Research Database: OvidSP

Requires prior arrangement

The OvidSP research database offers full-text articles from select titles in the OvidSP collection. You can search additional Ovid titles for over 2,000 journals (indexed with abstracts) in fields including clinical medicine, behavioral and social sciences, life sciences, nursing, physical science and engineering, and psychology.

This public resource is made possible through funding from Coordinated Collection Development Aid, a New York State program that recognizes the contributions that academic libraries make in enriching the learning of all New Yorkers.


The OvidSP research database is available to the public on the Excelsior College campus at 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, N.Y., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm EST, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

To arrange access to the OvidSP database, phone any of the following people:

Bethany de Barros: 518-608-8358
Jane Weyers: 518-608-8372

Resource Videos

Visit the Resource Videos collection

Our collection of Resource Videos contain simple, easy-to-follow how-to instructions in a variety of categories:

  • Communication
  • Student Learning Resources
  • Courses & Exams
  • Degree Planning
  • Grades
  • Online Courses

Need help accessing the MyExcelsior Community? Requesting approval for online courses or practice exams? Using the MAPlanner?

Student Online Success Guide

Visit the Student Online Success Guide

Excelsior College is dedicated to the success of adult learners with a proven history of providing adults with the tools they need to be successful in higher education. This Student Success Guide is self-paced and engaging and has a collection of helpful information and tools to prepare you for achieving success in your online courses. You will find the content broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps with charts, images, and interactive presentations.

This guide includes helpful information on:

  • distance education
  • different learning styles and planning your studies accordingly
  • setting and prioritizing goals
  • adjusting your attitude and motivation
  • study tips
  • time management strategies
  • self-assessment tools

Success Files – the Advisors blog

Visit the Success Files

Success Files is a student success blog published by the Advisor Writing Group at Excelsior College. It features timely and informative contributions from Excelsior faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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Veterans Center

Visit the Veterans Center

The Lt Col Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center at Excelsior College offers resources and support for both academic and life needs to the more than 4,000 veterans currently enrolled in the college.