Leave of Absence and Readmission
Leave of Absence
If it is necessary for an enrolled student to “stop out” at the end of his/her enrollment year, it is to the student’s advantage to request an official Leave of Absence from the University. A student may request a Leave of Absence from the University for a one-year period by filling out the Leave of Absence Form and returning it to the Office of the Bursar with the processing fee. The request may also be made in writing if the student does not have the form. It is to a student’s advantage to wait until the enrollment fee is ready to expire before requesting a Leave of Absence (LOA) as the enrollment fee is due again upon returning from LOA.
Requesting an LOA does not entitle a student to an enrollment fee refund, nor does it freeze a students year of service. The Leave of Absence should be requested if the student does not plan, for any reason, to pay the Annual Enrollment Tuition. Being on a leave of absence from your degree program does NOT automatically withdraw you from your course enrollments. If you are currently enrolled in Thomas Edison State University courses, TECEP® examinations or portfolios, you must continue to work on them and adhere to all deadlines. If you are unable to continue with your courses, TECEP® examinations or portfolios, you must withdraw from them in accordance with the instructions given in your materials in addition to filing for a leave of absence. A student who requests a Leave of Absence may, within one year, become active by notifying the Office of the Bursar, paying the appropriate enrollment fees and completing the degree requirements for the year of his/her enrollment.
Returning from Leave of Absence
A student who requests a Leave of Absence may, within one year, return to enrolled student status by selecting one of the University’s enrollment plans and submitting the Return from Leave of Absence Form.
Comprehensive Tuition Plan a one-time, flat annual tuition and may register for up to 36 credits in a single year and receive all student services entitled to enrolled students
Enrolled Options Tuition Plan: an annual enrollment tuition and a technology services fee (good for 12 months) paid before they register and pay course tuition on a per credit basis at the student’s own pace
Per Credit Tuition Plan: There is no annual fee required. Students register and pay for course tuition on a per credit basis and are enrolled in the University based on the course registration activity. The University’s per credit tuition plans include enrollment plans for the School of Nursing, the Navy College Program, Military Degree Completion Program, Corporate Choice Programs, as well as the University’s standard Per Credit Tuition Plan.
Applicants who do not enroll by paying the Annual Enrollment Tuition during the 12-month period from the date of application must reapply by paying the Application Fee again and resubmitting all documents.
Enrolled students who do not renew their enrollment by paying the Annual Enrollment Tuition on their anniversary date and who do not officially request a Leave of Absence must reapply by filling out a new application for admission and paying the Application Fee and the Annual Enrollment Tuition. The student’s anniversary enrollment date will be the new enrollment date.
Readmission of Thomas Edison State University Graduates
Graduates of the University who return for a second degree must fill out an application for admission and pay only the current Annual Enrollment Tuition and Technology Services Fee.
Degree Requirements for Returning Students
Enrolled students who officially request a Leave of Absence from the University and re-enroll within a one-year period may complete the degree requirements that were in effect at the time of their initial enrollment if they continue in the same degree. If they re-enroll in a different degree, they will be required to complete the degree requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment. Enrolled students who do not officially request a Leave of Absence from the University and re-enroll will be required to complete the degree requirements in accordance with academic policies in effect at the time of re-enrollment.