The core courses like Micro, A&P, Human Growth & development, etc must be taken through EC or CLEP. EC will not grant credit for these classes from Straighterline. This is also posted on the Straighterline website: (emphasis added)
"Excelsior College accepts many of StraighterLine’s college-level courses for full credit.
Core Degree Requirements - Excelsior College does not accept outside coursework for transfer credit required for core degree requirements. Excelsior provides a listing of its core degree requirements in its degree program catalog provided on its website.
For the Excelsior College School of Nursing (SON), core degree requirements in Associate degree programs include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Life Span Developmental Psychology and Sociology.
For Excelsior College SON Bachelor’s degree programs, core degree requirements include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics and Ethics.
In addition, the Excelsior College SON allows students to satisfy up to 25% of the general education degree requirements with StraighterLine courses. This means in Excelsior’s nursing programs
, a maximum of 7 general education credits (2 courses) can apply to Associate degree plans and a maximum of 15 general education credits (approximately 5 courses) can apply to Bachelor’s degree plans."
Source: Excelsior College - Transfer to Excelsior College - StraighterLine