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How to Get Started

  1. Select a Degree

    Learn how courses can transfer into a bachelor’s degree at Thomas Edison State University. You may select any degree program offered by the University. Explore the links below to see how courses transfer into two of our most popular bachelor’s degree programs:

    • BA degree: Liberal Studies
    • BS in Business Administration degree: General Management

  2. Make a Plan + Start Taking courses

    Contact a success coach to create a degree plan that meets your unique needs and goals.  This process will include reviewing any transfer credits you may have from regionally accredited colleges and universities that can be applied to your degree at Thomas Edison State University and determining the appropriate courses to take for your degree.

    • Contact at (855) 777-4721 to get started taking courses

  3. Put Your Plan into Action:  Apply + Transfer Your Credit

    Once you have taken most or all of your courses, put your degree plan into action and apply to Thomas Edison State University.

To apply, follow these instructions before you Start Your Application.

Select the “Create a New Student Profile” link and provide your contact information

Select “TESU Online Application” to complete the process

  • IMPORTANT:  In the Partner Affiliation section of the application, select from the drop down menu

Submit Transcripts at get your academic evaluation.

  • IMPORTANT:  Make sure your courses are sent to the University via an official transcript
  • Also include transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited schools, military and professional training (JST, ACE transcripts), CLEP and DSST scores, etc.  Learn more about submitting these items »

What is a TESU Academic Evaluation?

Your official TESU academic evaluation tells you how your transfer credits will be applied to your degree, how many credits you will need to finish your degree and which courses/credits you still need to complete to earn your degree.  Learn more »

If you have any questions about the application process or Thomas Edison State University, please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at (609) 777-5680 and select option 2, or email us at

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