About Guided Study Courses
Guided Study courses allow independent learning in a structured 12-week format. In Guided Study courses, your understanding of the subject matter presented in your course materials will be assessed through the assignments you submit to your mentor and through examinations or final projects. Most Guided Study courses include a midterm and a final examination or final project. Your mentor will assign a grade for the course based on all assignments and the examinations, according to the formula described in the Course Manual. Zero is assigned for each assignment not completed.
Guided Study (GS) courses allow independent learning in a structured format with the guidance and feedback of a mentor. Designed to be completed in a 12-week semester, each Guided Study course includes a detailed week-by-week calendar or schedule that will guide you through reading, writing and viewing assignments.
Mentors, assigned by the College, formally assess academic progress through written assignments and proctored examinations. Mentors are available for consultation by telephone or e-mail. Once you are registered for a Guided Study course, an online account will be set up for you which will enable you to connect to myEdison®, the College’s online course management system. This site may be accessed at http://myedison.tesc.edu. The College will e-mail you a log on ID and password with your registration confirmation. When you register for courses, be sure you provide the College with an accurate, preferred e-mail address so that you may receive this important information in time to begin your course work.
Guided Study is recommended for independent study students who enjoy reading and writing for courses in a structured environment with minimal direction from a mentor. Mentors are available to assist and provide feedback as necessary, but they do not assume a tutoring role. Flexible policies allow students who are unexpectedly challenged by schedule, personal, medical or family constraints to extend the semester when circumstances warrant. Students enrolled in Guided Study courses must submit assignments via an assignment link in their myEdison® course space. Students who have legitimate reasons for not being able to use computers or access the Internet may contact the College for special consideration. Students whose circumstances may require alternative arrangements should call the Office of Student Special Services at (609) 984-1141, ext. 3415, to request accommodations. The Office of Student Special Services will determine if such accommodations are warranted. Please note that e-mail will no longer be acceptable as a means of submitting assignments.