Catalog Year Extension and Readmission

Catalog Year Extension
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 Catalog Year Extension from the University. A student may request a Catalog Year Extension from the University for a one-year period by filling out the Catalog Year Extension 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 Catalog Year Extension as the enrollment fee is due again upon returning from taking time off.

Requesting a Catalog Year Extension does not entitle a student to an enrollment fee refund, nor does it freeze a students year of service. The Catalog Year Extension should be requested if the student does not plan, for any reason, to continue their enrollment. Taking time off 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 Catalog Year Extension. A student who requests a Catalog Year Extension 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 Taking Time Off
A student who requests a Catalog Year Extension may, within one year, return to enrolled student status by selecting one of the University’s enrollment plans and submitting the Return from Time Off 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

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.

Readmission
Applicants who do not enroll by paying 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 enrollment tuition on their anniversary date and who do not officially request a Catalog Year Extension must reapply by filling out a new application for admission and paying the Application Fee and the 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 enrollment tuition.

Degree Requirements for Returning Students
Enrolled students who officially request a Catalog Year Extension from the University and re-enroll within the approved 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 Catalog Year Extension 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.