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Top 10 Tips for Taking 1st Course

  1. Text Books & Course Materials
    First, to identify the textbook(s) you will need for your course, visit MBSDirect, a textbook supplier of the University.

    Next, to order your textbooks,feel free to use any textbook supplier. For your convenience, MBSDirect offers textbooks to all courses offered by the University. You can also visit the textbook swap in myEdison®, located by clicking on the "Community" tab after you log in.
  2. Log Into Your Course 24 hours Before Term Starts
    Log in to myEdison®. Your course(s) will appear in myEdison® about one or two business days before the start of the term. Until that time, please refer to the e-mail you received to confirm your registration and provides the term start and end dates and additional information you need to begin your course(s).
  3. Examinations-Set Up a Proctor
    During the first week of your course, set up your proctor for your exams. For online exams, this can be done through ProctorU. For site-based exams, this can be done at a local library near your home, depending on your course requirements
  4. Meet & Greet!
    Introduce yourself to your mentor and fellow classmates. Remember to use spell check and grammar check on all communications, especially on posts to the Online Discussion Board.
  5. Questions Along the Way?
    Do you have questions for your mentor? Make sure to include the course name and term as well as your name when sending an email to your mentor.
  6. Stay on Top of Due Dates
    Follow the calendar of course due dates and stay on top of your work.
  7. Visit the Library
    Visit the New Jersey State Library page for Thomas Edison State University students for additional student resources.
  8. Final Grades
    Your final grade will be posted on myEdison® approximately 12 days after the term ends and will be mailed to you within three weeks after the term ends.
  9. Need a receipt?
    If you need a receipt for reimbursement, email the Office of Student Financial Accounts at Remember to include your name, College ID, course name and date. You should expect a response within 72 hours. You may request a receipt any time after you register for your course.
  10. It's time!
    Ready to register for your next course? New undergraduate terms begin every month and are convenient and flexible. Log in to Online Student Services to register for your next course.