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Individual Learning Account

An Individual Learning Account is a non-degree service provided by Thomas Edison State University to individuals who wish to document college-level learning on a Thomas Edison State University transcript. This process can also be used by edX MicroBachelors learners to add non-edX courses to their Thomas Edison State University transcript.

Examples of types of college credit appropriate for ILA:

Upon submission of the Individual Learning Account application and receipt of all official documents, Thomas Edison State University will consolidate all documents received into one official transcript, in accordance with academic policies.

Advantages of an Individual Learning Account at Thomas Edison State University:

  • The Individual Learning Account fee entitles students to transcription services for one year. Fees are listed within the application.
  • Thomas Edison State University will consolidate all official documents received into one official transcript, within 14 business days of receipt.

Learn more about Individual Learning Accounts and associated fees.

How to get started:

  1. Complete the online application, specific to the Individual Learning Account.
  2. Submit official college transcripts, military documents, college proficiency examinations, documentation of college-level corporate learning or ACE or NCCRS transcript.
    • ACTFL Exams: Please note that TESU requires both an official American Council on Education (ACE) transcript as well as a notarized copy of the ACTFL score report for students seeking credit for the ACTFL OPI or WPT exams. The ACE transcript is needed to determine the amount of credit to award, and the ACTFL report is needed to determine the correct language. TESU awards credit for all ACE-reviewed ACTFL examinations with the exception of the English ACTFL examination.
    • The ACE Online Transcript System website is
    • For more information about submitting correct documentation, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Sending Us Transcripts webpage.

For additional questions regarding the Individual Learning Account, or to find a degree that will best utilize the credits that you have already earned, please contact us at (609) 777-5696 or