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How to Register for Undergraduate Courses or TECEP®: Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Select a course or TECEP®. If you are an enrolled Thomas Edison State University student and need help determining whether a particular course or TECEP® exam fits your degree requirements, contact an academic advisor. If you are enrolled in another institution, check with that institution to make sure the course fits your degree requirements.
  2. Register for the courses or TECEP® exam during scheduled registration sessions. Be sure to include the GS, EP, PA, NU, NG, OL or TE suffix, which identifies your course as Guided Study (GS), e-Pack® (EP), prior learning assessment (PA), nursing (NU), nursing graduate (NG), online (OL) or TECEP® (TE). Your payment method determines how you may register. You can check your current course schedule via Online Student Services (OSS), under “Academic Profile.”
  3. Receive a registration confirmation from Thomas Edison State University by email.
  4. If you have registered for a course, you may purchase your course materials from any available source after you receive confirmation of course registration. For your convenience, all materials required for your courses are available from MBS Direct. To review the materials needed for your course(s) or TECEP® exams, go to MBS Directand follow these instructions:
    1. Click “order my books;”
    2. Select your term and program and then click “continue;”
    3. Select your course or TECEP® exam and click “submit course ID selection(s);”
    4. Click on the title of the book and you will see information regarding the book, including title, edition and ISBN number.
    Course materials and textbook costs are separate. Students will find the Course Manual, syllabus and Course Calendar online once the semester begins. Access information to courses will be emailed to OL, GS, EP, PA, NU and NG students with their registration confirmation.
  5. Start your course work on the term start date as outlined in the academic calendar. Contact your mentor the first week. Arrange for a proctor during the first week.
  6. If you have registered for a TECEP® exam, visit TECEP® Scheduling Options or refer to the Testing and Test Administration section of the Catalog.

Payment Options

For payment made by credit card, military tuition assistance and Thomas Edison State University approved financial aid award letter:

For payment made by corporate vouchers and checks

Students must mail their completed registration forms and check payments, made payable to "Thomas Edison State University", together. Students using a corporate voucher should use our corporate voucher form to upload the corporate voucher and then register online. If your company requires partial student payment, make sure your payment is provided to the Office of Student Financial Accounts by calling 609-984-4099 or mail in the partial payment to the University. 

Vietthi Nguyen, BSAST

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