Credit to Kickstart Your TESU Degree

If you left college before finishing your degree, the Alternative Credit Project™ (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Thomas Edison State University will accept and apply toward your degree (up to 90 credits per source).  A national program of the American Council on Education supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started: a two- or four-year degree or a post-secondary certificate.

Even if you are not ready to apply yet, Thomas Edison State University is here to help. Our admissions counselors, financial aid advisors and academic advisors specialize in helping adult students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education.

TESU Accepts These Courses

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Thomas Edison State University will accept the following ACP courses as transfer credits that can be applied to a bachelor’s degree program at the University.


Subject Area Course Title ACP ID Provider Course
Biology Introduction to Biology ACPE-0005 Pearson BIO-101
Introduction to Biology ACPE-0011 Straighterline BIO-101
Introduction to Biology Lab ACPE-0012 Straighterline BIO-126
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology ACPE-0023 Saylor BIO-101
Human Biology   Sophia BIO-101
Chemistry General Chemistry ACPE-0034 Saylor CHE-104
General Chemistry ACPE-0036 Straighterline CHE-111
General Chemistry Lab ACPE-0037 Straighterline CHE-128
Physics General Physics ACPE-0038 Straighterline PHY-113
General Physics Lab ACPE-0039 Straighterline PHY-128
Introduction to Physics ACPE-0043 JumpCourse PHY-104
Physics: Introduction to Electromagnetism ACPE-0007 Saylor PHY-112
Physics: Introduction to Mechanics ACPE-0008 Saylor PHY-111
Environmental Science Environmental Science ACPE-0020 Pearson ENS-200
Environmental Science   Sophia ENS-200
Algebra College Algebra ACPE-0013 JumpCourse MAT-121
College Algebra ACPE-0016 Saylor MAT-121
College Algebra ACPE-0018 Straighterline MAT-121
College Algebra ACPE-0033 Pearson MAT-121
College Algebra   Sophia MAT-121
Statistics Statistics ACPE-0014 Pearson STA-201
Introduction to Statistics ACPE-0017 Saylor STA-201
Introduction to Statistics ACPE-0032 JumpCourse STA-201
Intro to Statistics   Sophia STA-201
Calculus Calculus I ACPE-0015 Saylor MAT-231
General Calculus I ACPE-0040 Straighterline MAT-231
General Calculus II ACPE-0041 Straighterline MAT-232
English Composition English Composition I ACPE-0024 Sophia ENC-101
English Composition I ACPE-0025 Straighterline ENC-101
English Composition II ACPE-0026 Straighterline ENC-102
English Composition I ACPE-0003 Pearson ENC-101
English Composition II ACPE-0004 Pearson ENC-102
Critical Thinking Critical Thinking ACPE-0002 Pearson HUM-105
Communication Corporate Communication ACPE-0006 Saylor MAN-373
Business Communication ACPE-0009 Straighterline COM-300
Introduction to Communications ACPE-0010 Straighterline COM-108
Public Speaking   Sophia COM-209
Conflict Resolution   Sophia COM-299
Visual Communications   Sophia COM-231


Subject Area Common Title Course Title ACP ID Provider Course
Science Biology Microbiology ACPE-0028 Straighterline BIO-351
Microbiology Lab ACPE-0029 Straighterline BIO-399
Environmental Science Introduction to Environmental Science ACPE-0027 Straighterline ENS-200
Mathematical Concepts Calculus Pre-Calculus ACPE-0019 Straighterline MAT-129
Critical Thinking,
Writing and Communication
Critical Thinking Introduction to Literature ACPE-0074 Pearson LIT-101
Religion Approaches to Studying Religions ACPE-0061 Sophia REL-100
Introduction to Religion ACPE-0063 Straighterline REL-277
Philosophy Introduction to Philosophy ACPE-0062 Straighterline PHI-101
Ethics Intro to Ethics ACPE-0073 Pearson PHI-180
Social and Behavioral Science Anthropology Cultural Anthropology ACPE-0079 Straighterline ANT-150
History American History I ACPE-0049 Pearson HIS-113
American History II ACPE-0050 Pearson HIS-114
U.S. History I ACPE-0069 Straighterline HIS-113
U.S. History II ACPE-0070 Straighterline HIS-114
U.S. History II   Sophia HIS-114
Western Civilization I ACPE-0083 Straighterline HIS-101
Western Civilization II ACPE-0084 Straighterline HIS-102
Economics Macroeconomics ACPE-0044 JumpCourse ECO-111
Microeconomics ACPE-0045 JumpCourse ECO-112
Macroeconomics ACPE-0047 Pearson ECO-111
Microeconomics ACPE-0048 Pearson ECO-112
Macroeconomics ACPE-0067 Straighterline ECO-111
Microeconomics ACPE-0068 Straighterline ECO-112
Macroeconomics   Sophia ECO-111
Microeconomics   Sophia ECO-112
Psychology Abnormal Psychology ACPE-0055 Ed4Online PSY-350
Introduction to Psychology ACPE-0056 JumpCourse PSY-101
Introduction to Psychology ACPE-0076 Straighterline PSY-101
Intro to Psychology ACPE-0077 Ed4Online PSY-101
Intro to Psychology   Sophia PSY-101
Sociology Introduction to Sociology ACPE-0080 Straighterline SOC-101
Intro to Sociology   Sophia SOC-101
Aging and Society ACPE-0058 Ed4Online SOC-379
Political Science American Government ACPE-0052 JumpCourse POS-110
American Government ACPE-0053 Pearson POS-110
Introduction to Comparative Politics ACPE-0071 Saylor POS-282
American Government ACPE-0072 Straighterline POS-110
Math Applied Mathematics Introduction to Differential Equations ACPE-0031 edX MAT-333
Linear Differential Equations ACPE-0137 edX MAT-399
Nonlinear Differential Equations: Order and Chaos ACPE-0138 edX MAT-399
Free Electives
Student Development Professional and Career Development ACPE-0051 Ed4Online FEL-199
Student Success ACPE-0054 Pearson FEL-199
Student Success ACPE-0064 Straighterline FEL-199


Subject Area Course Title ACP ID Provider Course
Anatomy and Physiology Anatomy and Physiology ACPE-0089 Ed4Online BIO-210
Anatomy and Physiology ACPE-0090 Pearson BIO-210
Anatomy and Physiology I ACPE-0091 Straighterline BIO-210
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab ACPE-0092 Straighterline BIO-206
Anatomy and Physiology II ACPE-0093 Straighterline BIO-213
Introduction to Nutrition ACPE-0116 Straighterline BIO-208
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab ACPE-0094 Straighterline BIO-207
Computer Science Computer Basics ACPE-0100 Ed4Online COS-101
Introduction to Information Technology   Sophia CIS-110
Information Systems Introduction to Business Information Systems ACPE-0109 Pearson CIS-102
Managing Information Systems ACPE-0118 Ed4Online CIS-301
Arts Introduction to Art History ACPE-0105 Sophia ART-166
Accounting Accounting I ACPE-0085 Pearson ACC-101
Accounting I ACPE-0086 Straighterline ACC-101
Accounting II ACPE-0087 Pearson ACC-102
Accounting II ACPE-0088 Straighterline ACC-102
Introduction to Financial Accounting ACPE-0113 Saylor ACC-101
Managerial Accounting ACPE-0117 Ed4Online ACC-102
Principles of Accounting 1 ACPE-0132 Ed4Online ACC-101
Principles of Accounting 2 ACPE-0133 Ed4Online ACC-102
Law & Ethics Business Ethics ACPE-0095 Straighterline PHI-384
Business Law ACPE-0097 Pearson LAW-201
Business Law ACPE-0098 Straighterline LAW-201
Business Law and Ethics ACPE-0099 Saylor LAW-201
Introduction to Ethics   Sophia PHI-180
Human Resources Human Resource Management ACPE-0102 Ed4Online HRM-331
Human Resource Management ACPE-0104 Pearson HRM-331
Management Principles of Management ACPE-0122 Pearson MAN-301
Principles of Management ACPE-0123 Saylor MAN-301
Principles of Management ACPE-0124 Straighterline MAN-301
Project Management ACPE-0128 Sophia MAN-435
Business Management ACPE-0135 Ed4Online MAN-301
Marketing Principles of Marketing ACPE-0126 Pearson MAR-301
Principles of Marketing ACPE-0127 Saylor MAR-301
Principles of Marketing ACPE-0134 Ed4Online MAR-301
General Business Introduction to Business ACPE-0106 Pearson BUS-101
Introduction to Business ACPE-0107 Saylor BUS-101
Introduction to Business ACPE-0108 Straighterline BUS-101
Organizational Behavior ACPE-0120 Pearson MAN-311
Organizational Behavior ACPE-0121 Straighterline MAN-311
Finance Introduction to Finance ACPE-0112 Pearson FIN-301
Spanish Spanish I ACPE-0129 Straighterline SPA-101
Spanish II ACPE-0130 Straighterline SPA-102

TESU Offers These Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

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Admissions Overview

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Applying for admission as a transfer student is relatively easy. There is detailed information within the Admissions section of this site. If you attended Thomas Edison State University before, you may have a shorter path to readmission. Learn more about readmission details here.

We admit transfer students every month of the year. Most students will need to complete an application and supply transcripts for all prior college-level work.

Request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).

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