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Thomas Edison State University is pleased to announce our participation in the Garden State Guarantee.

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Welcome Community College Transfer Students!

Transferring to TESU is EASY! With one of the most generous transfer credit policies in higher education, degree completion is convenient with our online courses, prior learning assessment options, and college level testing programs; all delivered to you – on your schedule.

Thomas Edison State University is waiving the application fee for all New Jersey Community College graduates.

Have your associates from a NJ community college? Your TESU general education requirement is complete!

Under the New Jersey Comprehensive Statewide Transfer Agreement, students who have earned an AA or AS degree from a NJ community college after 2005 will be accepted as having completed TESU’s general education requirements. The only general education courses that will be required is our SOS-1100 course and any specifically marked as DEGREE REQUIRED for the specific degree desired. In addition to filling the general education, we will use all additional credit, up to 90 credits, earned at all community colleges to fill any other requirements in your area of study and electives.

  1. We Value You and Your Academic History TESU will accept up to 90 credits from any regionally accredited community college and an unlimited number of credits from any regionally accredited four-year college toward your degree requirements.

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    All students earning a baccalaureate degree must complete SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy and a Capstone Course through TESU courses.

    Have you served in the military or completed municipal or corporate training. You may be able to earn credit for those experiences, too.
  2. We Make It Easy For You
    1. Our online application is quick and easy to complete. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.
    2. No application fee for New Jersey Community College graduates.
    3. Please order official copies of all your transcripts.
    4. Ensure you are completing and submitting the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) forms
  3. Your Personalized Point of Contact Our personalized Student Success Counselors are dedicated to helping our students. Call us at (609) 777-5680.
  4. Ready to Register Now? We offer 12 terms a year, so you will never need to wait to get started! Most students begin right away by registering for SOS-1100: Fact, Fiction or Fake? Information Literacy for Today. Which has zero text book fees. 


GO-TESU Community CollegeDownload the GO-TESU program flier for an overview of the tuition assistance grant program.

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Jay Grady
Undergraduate Recruiting Manager
Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services

609-984-1164 ext. 3520

Welcome PTK Honor Society Transfer Students!

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

PTK members receive a free Application Fee (saving $50!).

Upon application, select "I am a PTK member" and include your PTK member ID. Upon verification, the application fee will be waived!

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

Thomas Edison State University offers up to ten $500 Phi Theta Kappa annual scholarships for new Undergraduate and Graduate students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The criteria for the scholarship is:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Member
  • Earned 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Register for at least two TESU online courses (6 credit minimum)

To apply, use our PTK Scholarship Form.

Students looking to apply for the TESU PTK Scholarship must read the Terms and Conditions.

PTK Edge Leadership Courses = Transfer Credit

TESU awards credit for PTK Edge and Leadership Courses towards earning your bachelor’s degree:

  • TESU will award three (3) credits upon completion of PTK Edge Leadership course
  • TESU will award three (3) credits upon completion of the PTK Leadership Development Studies courses

Transfer these credits to TESU!

Reach out to Juliette Punchello, Senior Director of Enrollment Management at with any questions.

TESU/NJ 3+1 Pathways Program

Transferring from a New Jersey Community College? Our TESU/NJ 3+1 Pathways Program allows you to earn your associate degree and complete an additional 30 credits at your New Jersey Community College! Then seamlessly transfer up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at TESU.

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NJ Transfer

NJ Transfer can help you determine how your community college credits will transfer into a New Jersey college or university.