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Undergraduate Certificates

Undergraduate certificates are 18-credit programs that provide students with a solid foundation in a chosen area of study, or major, and are designed to transfer into a degree program at Thomas Edison State University.

Undergraduate students who enroll in the University and seek to earn only a certificate must earn at least 50 percent of the credits for the certificate through TESU credit offerings, with the following exceptions:

  • a student who has not earned at least 50 percent of the credits for the certificate through TESU credit offerings may pay the residency waiver fee in order to be awarded the certificate
  • if the certificate is awarded at the same time as a TESU associate or bachelor’s degree, the 50 percent TESU credit offering requirement for the certificate does not apply, nor does the residency waiver fee for the certificate. In this case, the student must meet all residency requirements for the associate or bachelor’s degree or pay the residency fee waiver for the degree, if required by the selected enrollment plan.

Note: Application of certificate credits to a degree program is subject to the degree program’s specific requirements.

Note: For nondegree enrolled students, at least 50 percent of the credits required for an undergraduate or a graduate certificate must be earned at Thomas Edison State University. Application of any transferred credits is at the discretion of the dean.

Students may select from the following undergraduate certificate programs:

* 15-credit program
† 12-credit program
‡ 30-credit program
⹋ 17-credit program

Attend an Information Session

Information Sessions are held throughout the year and provide prospective students with the opportunity to meet University staff and learn more about the admissions process, financial aid, enrolling and what it is like taking an online course.

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