Procedures and Appeal Guidelines Review Procedures

Undergraduate students who disagree with any portion of their transfer credit evaluation should submit a written request for review to the registrar by mail to Office of the Registrar, Thomas Edison State College, 101 W. State St. Trenton, NJ 08608-1176 or by email to registrar@tesc.edu.

Students have 30 calendar days from receipt of the academic evaluation to file an appeal. The request for review should include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Thomas Edison State College ID number
  • Mailing address and phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Detailed narrative to include supporting rationale and reason for appeal
  • Documentation which supports the request. This could include course descriptions, course syllabus, course objectives, learning outcomes, transcripts or other relevant information

Thomas Edison State College’s Office of the Registrar will conduct a review of the credit evaluation and respond to the student in writing with a decision.

Formal Appeals
Undergraduate students not satisfied with the Office of the Registrar’s determination or who believe that the decision is not consistent with the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Agreement may appeal in writing to the vice provost for Learner Services within 30 calendar days of receipt of the decision of the Office of the Registrar. The appeal should contain the same information required for the registrar’s review (see above) along with any additional explanations or arguments the student wishes to have considered. The associate vice president and dean for Learner Services will refer the matter to either the Student Appeals or appropriate Academic Appeals Committee. The committee will meet to consider the appeal within 30 calendar days of receipt.

The committee may affirm, reject, modify or adjust the transfer credit evaluation as they deem appropriate. The committee will inform the student, in writing, of its decision. The chairperson of the committee shall also inform the vice president and provost of its decision. The decision of the committee is final and may not be appealed within the institution.