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Independent Learning Courses for New Jersey National Guard

At Thomas Edison State University, our Independent Learning (IL) courses are one of many ways to earn credit and use approaches designed specifically with deployed service members in mind.

These courses can only be completed using the NJNG Tuition waiver. They are not approved for Veterans Benefits or Financial Aid.

How Self Directed Courses Work

Independent Learning (IL) courses are offline, distance-learning courses designed to allow students to continue their education while deployed and without reliable, consistent Internet access. Students complete their assignments independently using texts, study guides, other materials. There is no mentor interaction for Independent Learning courses.

Once registered by submitting the NJNGTP Registering Package, students are directed to download the course content located on a Moodle course page via the myEdison student portal. The course content is designed to be completed without internet; however the course items must be downloaded prior to deployment/internet non-connectivity.

NOTE: The books are not included in this download* 

Please refer to our MyEdison/Course Access page for instructions on accessing TESU Moodle course pages.

Course results are different for all courses, but can be based on assignments, projects, proctored midterm and final exams, all taken completed by the end of the semester and submitted to the university via the approved proctor.

These courses can only be completed using the NJNG Tuition waiver. They are not approved for Veterans Benefits or Financial Aid.