Course Withdrawals and Refunds

Your withdrawal request must be processed online or be made on the Request for Course Withdrawal Form found in your Course Manual, online at www.tesc.edu/studentforms or in a letter addressed to: 

Office of the Registrar
Thomas Edison State College
101 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176
Fax: (609) 292-1657

Stopping payment on credit cards or checks does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does it relieve you from your financial obligation to the College. Failure to submit assignments or take examinations does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does verbal notification to your mentor or to any member of the College staff before the end of the term.

A request for course withdrawal will only be accepted online or in writing and must be submitted before the end of the term. A withdrawal request will not be processed if it is submitted after the course has officially ended. Students will not be permitted to withdraw after an official course extension has ended.

Your written withdrawal request must cite your course code, course name and the mentor’s name as well as your name and College ID number. The postmark, e-mail or fax date will constitute the official withdrawal date.

Withdrawals will be acknowledged with an e-mail from the Office of the Registrar. Failure to withdraw as stated above will result in the forfeiture of any refund and may result in a failing grade. If you wish to withdraw from your degree program at the College, you must do so in writing to the Office of the Registrar.

Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule
Tuition refunds for course withdrawals will be processed within two weeks after the withdrawal request is received in the Office of the Registrar. The registration fee and late fee are not refundable. There are no refunds for Comprehensive Tuition students.

Return any course materials to the textbook supplier, not to the College. Please refer to policies and procedures issued by the supplier regarding materials returns.

Withdrawal requests must be postmarked, e-mailed or fax dated according to the following schedule for the corresponding tuition refund.

Students will not be charged an administrative withdrawal fee if they withdraw before the first day of the term.

Refund and Transfer Policy

  • Withdrawals before the first day of the term = 100 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the first and the seventh day of the term = 75 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the eighth and 14th day of the term = 50 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the 15th and 21st day of the term = 25 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals after the 21st day of the term = No refund

Requests for transfer from one course, course delivery mode, or course section to another will be considered prior to the first Friday of the term. Transfers from one term to another are not permitted.