Online Certification for the Excelsior Scholarship

HESCweb online certification screens for the Excelsior Scholarships are now available. To access the screens:

  1. Log into Transaction Processing.
  2. Click on View/Submit Pending Certification.
  3. Click on View/Submit Pending Excelsior Certification Transactions
  4. On the next screen, enter your school code (if not prefilled), academic year and term. Click on View Records and you will see a list of the eligible students. 
  5. Click on Details and you will be brought to the Certification page.
  6. On the Certification page, enter information in all required fields.

Avoid errors by following these tips, which apply to both methods of certification – the electronic certification file process and the HESCweb process:

  • Complete all required fields
  • Be consistent with the certification codes used for TAP/AIMS and Excelsior
  • Do not use decimal points (file method only)
  • Submit certification in term order
  • Be sure to report current TAP award
  • Evaluation Term indicator must be reported
  • If certifying student as ADA, enter ADA indicator in subsequent terms
  • Submit certifications after the term end date

If you have any specific questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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