Key to Abbreviations on Your Academic Evaluation
The following list is to help you understand the abbreviations that may be seen on your academic evaluation.
- CC - Community College Credit
- Indicates that the course/credit is from a junior/ county/community college. A maximum of 80 junior or community college level credits can be applied toward a bachelor's degree, and credits will be equated to 100/200 level course work.
- OCC - Over Community College Credit
- Used when more than 80 community college credits are present in a file, when 80 are applied to the bachelor's degree, and any beyond the 80 cannot apply. Not relevant toward an associate degree.
- CD & CDR-199 - Course Description Required
This indicates that more information is needed to determine the content and classification (equivalency) of this credit.
You will be asked to submit a copy of the course description for any courses marked with "CD". The description must be from the catalog of the college from the year the course(s) was completed. The course prefix and number must match that which is listed on the transcript. Please place your name and college ID on each page of the description and send it to:
Academic Advisement Center
Thomas Edison State University
101 W. State St.
Trenton NJ 08608-1176
If the information you send does not adequately reflect the contents of the course you may be asked to obtain and provide a copy of the course syllabus from that institution for our review. No matter how long ago you took the course, colleges and universities are obligated to keep this information. You will likely need to request it from that school in writing.
- CR - Credit
- DEV - Developmental or Remedial
- This indicates that the contents of the course is developmental/remedial and cannot be accepted and applied to any part of a Thomas Edison State University degree. On occasion a course taken at another school, considered by that school to be "college level" will transfer to Thomas Edison State University and be considered "developmental." This is based on the course contents and the "equivalency" we assign to that course.
- DOC - Demonstration of Currency (also see VAL)
- This indicates that the credits were earned at least 10 years prior to the date you made application to the University.
- DUP - Duplicate credit
- This indicates that the credit for this course/examination duplicates credit for another course/examination which was applied to your degree program. If you believe that the items do not duplicate you may submit course descriptions for both courses and they will be reviewed.
- FOR - Foreign Institution Credits
- This indicates that the course/credit was completed at a college or university outside the United States. Thomas Edison State University will accept a maximum of 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree and 45 credits toward an associate degree from selected colleges and universities outside the United States based on a review of foreign credit by one of the reviewing agencies.
- GPA - Grade Point Average
- Indicates that the grade you received for this course would bring your GPA below 2.00 and the course credits cannot be applied toward your degree until you earn additional letter-graded credits that raise your GPA. You are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.0; a GPA of 2.0 for English Composition and a GPA of 2.0 in the Area of Study/Concentration/Specialization.
- GR - Graduate-Level Credit
- This indicates a graduate-level course. Thomas Edison State University will allow a maximum of 15 graduate credits to apply toward an associate degree and 30 graduate-level credits completed through a regionally accredited institution to apply toward a bachelor's degree.
- OGR - Over Graduate Credit
- This indicates that more than the allowed number of graduate-level credit have been submitted, the maximum have been applied and additional graduate credits are in the file but cannot apply because they will exceed the number of allowed credits.
- IP - In Progress
- Indicates any Thomas Edison State University courses/ examinations for which you are currently registered.
- NE - Noncourse Equivalency
- Indicates courses and examinations from sources including ACE (American Council on Education), CLEP, DANTES and other testing programs as well as Thomas Edison State University assessment credit.
- NEW - New Credit (earned after previous degree, applied to current degree)
- Only relevant when a student has a previously earned degree and is working on a subsequent degree. "New" applies to credits earned after the completion of the previous degree at the same level.
- An overage happens when (for example) a 4-credit course is used to fill a 3-credit slot, causing 1 extra credit. This "overage" can be manually applied by an advisor to another area of the degree based on degree needs and applicability of the overage credit. This becomes an "exception" from the typical degree requirements.
- PL - Planned or Planned Credits
- Whether the courses/credits are for Thomas Edison State University courses or for courses from other schools, students are encouraged to get potential courses/exams approved by an academic advisor. When this happens, the potential credits are listed on the evaluation as "PL" planned to be taken at some future point, but already determined to be appropriate for the degree.
- PR - Preregistered Credits
- Denotes Thomas Edison State University courses or exams for which the student has registered but has not officially begun.
- PVAL - Pending Validation
- Indicates that credits were completed more than 10 years ago, and will be validated upon completion of specific Thomas Edison State University course work. This note is used for specific degrees. Please see the Student Remarks section of your Academic Evaluation for additional information regarding the Thomas Edison State University courses that can be utilized to validate courses marked with this code.
- RI - Ruled Ineligible
- Used to designate courses/credits that cannot be applied toward a degree due to developmental nature of course, duplication of previously applied credit or other Thomas Edison State University policy.
- TE - Transfer Equivalency
- This indicates courses transferred from regionally accredited institutions.
- 10Y - Credits that are 10 Years or Older
- Indicates that the credit was completed more than 10 years prior to your application to Thomas Edison State University. For business credits in the BSBA, for technology credits in the ASAST and BSAST degree programs, the viability of credits that are more than 10 years old, and the currency of credit are determined by College policy. If you are in one of these programs with credits that are "10Y" you will need to consult with an advisor.
- VAL - Validation
- Indicates that credits completed more than 10 years ago have been validated by a subsequent course, DOC conference or other process.
- VBP - Validated by Business Policy Strategic Management Course
- Used in the BSBA degree, this credit will be (or has been) validated by the satisfactory completion of the Business Policy Strategic Management requirement.