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Explaining Your Evaluation

Your academic evaluation is organized into different requirements to be fulfilled to earn a degree (i.e. General Education, Area of Study, Electives). 

As you complete your degree requirements, the credit will appear on your academic evaluation with the corresponding grade. Enrolled students can also plan courses into the academic evaluation, with the assistance of an academic advisor.

For detailed information regarding the TESU’s General Education requirements, please visit General Education Courses.


Overall GPA Met” – YES means that you have above the 2.0 necessary for your overall GPA; NO means that you are below an overall 2.0.

TESU GPA” reflects the GPA of all TESU coursework taken. This must be at least a 2.0 for graduation for undergraduate students, and a 3.0 for graduate students.

For more information on TESU’s GPA policy, please visit the University Catalog Policy on Grading


If it has been less than three years since you were enrolled in an undergraduate course at Thomas Edison State University, you can log into myEdison® and register for your next course. There is no need to complete a new application.

If you have been away longer than three years or were an applicant and never enrolled in a course, you need to reapply to your degree program. When you do, your degree program will be the one in the current catalog, which may result in academic policy and degree program/requirement changes. 

Graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment to remain in their existing catalog year requirements.


There are many reasons that coursework may not fulfill the different degree requirements of your academic evaluation.

Coursework that is not used towards your degree is listed at the end of your academic evaluation under OTHER COURSES.

Academic policies such as the following may also limit your use of transfer credit:

  • Foreign Credit:
    A maximum of 90 semester hours of foreign credit that has been reviewed by certain foreign credential review agencies can be applied toward the requirements of a baccalaureate degree and a maximum of 45 semester hours can be applied toward the requirements of an associate degree.

    TESU also only awards credit for courses listed from foreign credential review agencies with an equivalent grade of C and above.

    For a full listing of International Student Policies, please visit International Student Policies.
  • Community College Credit:
    Thomas Edison State University will accept a maximum of 90 semester hours of lower-level transfer credit from junior, county or community college toward a baccalaureate degree.
  • Subject Area Maximum:
    Thomas Edison State University will accept a maximum of 70 semester hours of credit earned in one subject area toward a baccalaureate degree.
  • ACE/NCCRS Maximum:
    Thomas Edison State University limits the number of credits that are accepted in transfer based on courses and examinations approved through the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) and the American Council on Education’s (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. A maximum of 90 semester hours of credit may be transferred in toward a bachelor’s degree and 45 semester hours may be transferred in toward an associate degree.
  • Thomas Edison State University accepts courses with a grade of C or better into the area of study of all degrees.

Your file will be updated whenever additional transcripts or documentation is received by the University following the completion of your initial academic evaluation, provided you are an actively enrolled student. Please note that prior to enrolling with the University, applicants are granted two evaluations.


When a section of the degree is completed using more than the required amount of credits, there is an overage. The number of credits “over” the required amount can often be applied to other sections of the degree.


Note the blank lines on the evaluation. You can discuss your specific degree needs with an academic advisor.


This is an internal course number the University assigns to all transferred credits accepted from external sources. An equivalency is identified underneath TESU# on your evaluation.


These are credits in subject areas that do not meet your degree requirements, are developmental, have been repeated, have a grade too low to be acceptable, or courses that are not needed to complete your degree.


You can view a full list of the courses offered by Thomas Edison State University on the University web site here:


Applicants and newly admitted students who have received their academic evaluation should an schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. It is advised that your academic evaluation has been completed prior to your appointment to ensure that you are properly advised.  Enrolled students are also encouraged to schedule advising appointments to ensure courses they are registering for will fulfill their degree requirements.


Enrolled students can make an appointment with an Academic Advisor

Applicants and Enrolled students can call the University's Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at (609) 777-5680, or email