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Education Counselor Information

Thomas Edison State University is a participant in the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), which meets the educational needs of sailors who want to earn a college degree during their service with the Navy. The University is one of 32 institutions partnering with the Navy College Program to provide greater access to higher education and offers rating-related associate and bachelor's degree programs that maximize Navy training to fulfill degree requirements.

The program builds on the existing Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges-Navy (SOCNAV) foundation, which supports both the Sailor's mobile lifestyle and educational goals.

Since 2007, the University has been named one of the country's top ten military-friendly institutions by Military Advanced Education magazine.


To apply, students visit the Thomas Edison State University website and apply online. There is a $50 application fee, which is unfortunately NOT covered by Tuition Assistance. TESU is currently Waiving the $50 application fee for all military-affiliated and veteran students.

The student will receive and ID # once the application is processed- within approximately 5-7 business days.

Academic Programs

Rate Related Degrees

Transfer Credit

Sailors can transfer up to:

  • 80 credits from a regionally accredited community college
  • 90 credits from CLEP, DANTES/DSST
  • Up to 96 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution
  • Up to 90 credits from international institutions. An international credit evaluation is required in order to transfer these credits
  • Unlimited ACE credits
  • Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT), AP exams, and licenses/certifications

Academic Calendar

Course Listing

Online Courses (OL)Guided Studies Courses (GS), and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Courses are available to Army students.


View current tuition and fees.

Residency Requirement (As of October 12, 2012)

  • Associate degree: 12 credits
  • Bachelors degree: 24 credits

Course Registration

To register for a course, students log in to Online Student Services.

Students must send their TA document to once registration is submitted through Student Services.

If the student's TA has not yet been approved, they should choose the "TA PENDING" option on the payment screen and send the TA document as soon as it is received by fax to (609) 984-7143 or email

Students will receive a confirmation once they are registered for a course. Courses may not be viewable or accessed until the day before they begin via myEdison.

For further assistance please call us at (866) 446-1804 (toll-free within the U.S.) or (609) 281-5215 or email