Excelsior College Transfer Agreement

Students can save up to


by completing their associate degree at College of Southern Maryland and then finishing up at Excelsior College (based on average costs 2020-21 and earning the guaranteed tuition discount for CSM graduates).

Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are — academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.

Articulated Program Requirements:

  • Guaranteed admissions for CSM students who:
    • Graduate with an Associate's degree from CSM.
    • Possess a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    • Enroll in an Excelsior degree program and shall have paid all required Excelsior fees
    • Hold an active RD license, if applying into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Articulated Program Benefits:

  • Application Fee Waiver
  • 20% discount on tuition for bachelor's degree, 15% discount on tuition for master's degree and other reduced fees
  • Deferred tuition with employer tuition reimbursement
  • Preliminary evaluation of college-level credits prior to applying
  • Up to 90 credits can transfer
  • Credit by examination, portfolio assessment and credit for military and corporate training

View our Guaranteed Admission Agreement