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We are pleased that you are applying to the University for an associate or bachelor’s degree program. We welcome community and county college students. We value your experience and applaud your decision to continue your studies.
You are eligible to become an undergraduate student at Thomas Edison State University if you are:
- An adult 21 years of age or older (unless you are participating in a special college program)
- A high school graduate or have successfully passed a General Educational Development (GED) test
Individuals not meeting this criteria, but who feel they warrant special consideration for other reasons may petition the director of Admissions and present appropriate documentation to support their being accepted to the University. Students admitted through special consideration are subject to the same academic policies and requirements as those admitted unconditionally.
If you are applying for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you must have:
- A registered nurse license valid in the United States, as well. More about applying to the online nursing program.
You do not need to take the SAT or ACT. However, international students whose country of origin is not English-speaking must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Learn more about applying as an international student.
You do not need to worry about application deadlines either. The University offers 12 terms during the year.
Congratulations on the decision to apply!
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