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Application and Instructions

Section 1: General Information
Complete all information in the section.

Section 2: Educational & Military Information
Complete all questions as indicated.

Section 3: Degree Information
Select the degree(s) you wish to pursue based on your Navy occupation. Please refer to the list of ratings and degrees. You may pursue a baccalaureate degree and an associate degree simultaneously.

Section 4: Documents
In order to fully evaluate your academic standing, we will need copies of all academic records on file with The Navy College Office. All documents should be sent directly to:

Office of Admissions
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608

TESU will not evaluate transcripts from other countries and there is no need to send them to us. If you are transferring foreign credit, the University will accept credit recommendations, with a required course-by-course evaluation completed by any of the following agencies:

All costs associated with the international credit evaluation are the responsibility of the student. The University reserves the right to make its own determination on the amount and type of credit to be awarded based on the evaluations provide by these agencies. An enrolled student may transfer a maximum of 90 credits from international institutions. Thomas Edison State University does not participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Therefore the University does not sponsor foreign national students for F-1 or J-1 visa status. Course-by-course credit recommendations will be reviewed by Thomas Edison State University based upon existing transfer and degree policies in place at the time of application.

Section 5: Federal, State and Institutional Reporting Data
As an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution, Thomas Edison State University prohibits discrimination in its policies, practices and procedures, but is required to submit statistical data on the composition of its student body. This information will not be used for admission purposes.

Section 6: Signature and Date
This section must be completely filled out. A non-refundable $50 application fee must accompany the application form.

Please review all sections of the application form for completeness. Make a copy for your files before mailing the form and the appropriate fees to the University. If you have any questions prior to applying, contact the Office of Admissions at (609) 777-5680 or