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Procedures and Appeal Guidelines Review Procedures

Undergraduate students who disagree with any portion of their transfer credit evaluation should submit a written request for review to the registrar by mail to:

Office of the Registrar
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608

Or by email to

Students have 30 calendar days from receipt of the academic evaluation to file an appeal. The request for review should include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Thomas Edison State University ID number
  • Mailing address and phone number
  • Email address
  • Detailed narrative to include supporting rationale and reason for appeal
  • Documentation which supports the request. This could include course descriptions, course syllabus, course objectives, learning outcomes, transcripts or other relevant information

Thomas Edison State University’s Office of the Registrar will conduct a review of the credit evaluation and respond to the student in writing with a decision.

Formal Appeals:

Undergraduate students not satisfied with the Office of the Registrar’s determination may appeal in writing to the Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost within 30 calendar days of receipt of the decision of the Office of the Registrar. The appeal should contain the same information required for the registrar’s review (see above) along with any additional explanations or arguments the student wishes to have considered. The Associate Vice President will consider the appeal within 30 calendar days of receipt. In the deliberations, the Associate Vice President may consult with subject matter experts or other members of the Provost’s staff. She or he may affirm, reject, modify or adjust the transfer credit evaluation as deemed appropriate and will inform the student, in writing, of the University’s decision. The decision of the Provost’s Office is final and may not be appealed within the institution.

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