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Charles Thomson, Jr., BA

Charles Thomson, Jr., BA
"My kids are very busy with sports. My wife is very busy with work, so it made it real easy for me..."
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Yolanda Soto, BA

Yolanda Soto, BA
"Just because I decided to take that leap of faith to finish my degree, all these doors opened up..."
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Corinne Rao, BSBA

Corinne Rao, BSBA
"It was a 24-year course overall, but I've succeeded and it is the most important thing. It shows my children that I can do it, it shows my self that I can do it..."
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James Hooper, BA

James Hooper, BA
"It seems like I have been going to school for 25 years. Thomas Edison was such a great thing for me because I was able to transfer so many credits..."
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Farzana Haider, BA

Farzana Haider, BA
"I feel I am more competent now and that I can show my children how valuable education is. I'm setting the example for them..."
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Herbert Coleman, BA

Herbert Coleman, BA
"I was amazed to see how many credits this college accepted... I had amassed quite a few over the years...It means the world to me..."
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Barbara Becker, AAS & BSBA

Barbara Becker, AAS & BSBA
"My experience as a student at the college was very fulfilling. It was a nontraditional way..."
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Robey Reed, BSAST

Robey Reed, BSAST
"I looked at a lot of schools when I was in the military, and from what I saw..."
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Maureen Hennessey, BA

Maureen Hennessey, BA
"I don't like leaving things unfinished... and I've gone back to college a number of times..."
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Tanvi Kothari, BA

Tanvi Kothari, BA
"Thomas Edison State College made getting a degree very convenient. Thomas Edison also offered..."
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Jim Harrington, BA

Jim Harrington, BA
"I never dreamed I would have my degree at this age. I thought it was something..."
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Helene Loeb, BSHS

Helene Loeb, BSHS
"Thomas Edison really prepared me to become a leader and interact as well as instruct and support the nurses that are out on the unit.."
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Holly Pitti, BSBA

Holly Pitti, BSBA
"I wanted to show my kids that education was important. I have five children and the flexibility..."
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Maryanne Spatola, BS

Maryanne Spatola, BS
"Finishing my degree was a tremendous leg up for me in terms of marketability..."
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James V. McGuire IV, BSHS

James V. McGuire IV, BSHS
"My father always told me he wanted me to go to college. My father never finished high school..."
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Kristina Romero, BA

Kristina Romero, BA
"...the best thing about Thomas Edison... your workload is whatever you want to make it..."
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Ashley Pistorio, BSAST

Ashley Pistorio, BSAST
"I wasn't really sure what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew I needed a degree to go anywhere...."
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Rolondo Gorostiza, BSAST

Rolondo Gorostiza, BSAST
"My experiences as a student were nothing short of wonderful..."
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Michael Mendes, MAEdL

Michael Mendes, MAEdL
"I can tell my expectations were exceeded. The school did so much for me. It helped me get where I am now..."
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Irving Cintron, AAS

Irving Cintron, AAS
"I have done everything online which to me was exceptional..."
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Dailys Cintron, AA

Dailys Cintron, AA
"Thomas Edison State College accepted more of my credits from my other university..."
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Adam Bernstein, BA

Adam Bernstein, BA
"I was able to complete my degree in about a year… It’s been a good experience..."
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Rachel Moore, MSHRM

Rachel Moore, MSHRM
"I work in New York and have a long commute so the ability to work on my classwork when I had the time provided a good work-life balance..."
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Pedro Amaro, BSAST

Pedro Amaro, BSAST
"I have a demanding job and a family… Thomas Edison allowed me to pick me courses and that was best way for me to finish a little faster than if I went to a more traditional school..."
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Tiffany Jenkins, BSHS

Tiffany Jenkins, BSHS
"The mentors were awesome. They were always available. It really defied my stereotype of what it would be like to go to school online..."
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Dean Clemente, BSOL

Dean Clemente, BSOL
"You come across a lot of different people geographically… that interaction added a great deal of value because I was able to obtain a different dimension and perspective from other professionals..."
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Brian Fogarty, BSAST

Brian Fogarty, BSAST
"When I looked at schools, Thomas Edison really had the edge over all the other schools, even looking at private schools near my home outside of Philadelphia..."
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Vietthi Nguyen, BSAST

Vietthi Nguyen, BSAST
"As a military member, I am busy serving our country, protecting our freedom and serving my family… TESC was the number one pick for me because it offers flexibility..."
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Fakera Nazneen, MSM

Fakera Nazneen, MSM
"I liked the flexibility it offered and that the whole school is supportive of your goal..."
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Winfried Dzandu-Hedidor, BA

Winfried Dzandu-Hedidor, BA
"Some of the courses I took included Intercultural Relationships… for an organization like the UN, that lesson of how to communicate with people of varied back-ground assisted me a lot..."
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Jessica Vaz, BA

Jessica Vaz, BA
"I loved the flexibility the school offered and that is what made me chose Thomas Edison..."
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Arthur J. Pellerin, BA

Arthur J. Pellerin, BA
"I wanted to progress and show my kids that anyone can do it and prove the point to my soldiers as well..."
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Karen Hatcher, BA

Karen Hatcher, BA
"The prior learning assessment option for me was really amazing..."
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Joshua A. Grimm, MSM

Joshua A. Grimm, MSM
"Without the degree I would have been passed over for the management position..."
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Lauren Centrella, BA

Lauren Centrella, BA
"I've always worked and gone to school part-time at other universities...and I wanted to finally finish up my degree..."
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Sudesh Joshi-Chhibbar, BSN

Sudesh Joshi-Chhibbar, BSN
"Online courses are very helpful for busy nurses because we don't have to leave our home..."
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Jason Didomenico, BA

Jason Didomenico, BA
"I liked the curriculum and I liked this school is regionally accredited versus nationally..."
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Barbara A. Hare, BSBA

Barbara A. Hare, BSBA
"I was determined to remove an obstacle to success by actually starting to complete my bachelor's degree..."
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Bill Benson, BSAST

Bill Benson, BSAST
"Once I talked with the people here at Thomas Edison, they guided my through the process..."
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Annevictoria Palumbo, BSHS

Annevictoria Palumbo, BSHS
"The online was nice because it was flexible it gave me the flexibility of doing it when it was convenient for me..."
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John Kurzenberger, BA

John Kurzenberger, BA
"Coming to Thomas Edison State College was the only way I could complete my degree..."
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Cheryl Jefferson, MSM

Cheryl Jefferson, MSM
"The experience developed my leadership skills much more than I already had..."
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Saher Malik, BA

Saher Malik, BA
"Thomas Edison was very flexible and the professors were very accommodating and very helpful..."
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Dexter Trotter, BA

Dexter Trotter, BA
"My inspiration for going back and finishing my degree was my daughter and my family..."
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Towanda Edwards, BA

Towanda Edwards, BA
"I didn't want to be one of those parents who says you must to go to college but hadn't done so..."
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Julio Hoyos, BSBA

Julio Hoyos, BSBA
"I wanted to show my kids that no matter what, you can do it..."
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Benjamin Vonderreith, BSAST

Benjamin Vonderreith, BSAST
"One of the reasons I went to Thomas Edison is that they accepted so much of my Navy training..."
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Angela Gibson, BSBA

Angela Gibson, BSBA
"In order to get back out into the workforce, I had to complete my degree..."
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Anne Rudolph, BA

Anne Rudolph, BA
"I finally found a profession I was interested in and I had to have a degree within that field, so that was what inspired me to comeback..."
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Joyce Serdinsky, BA

Joyce Serdinsky, BA
"I had to say no to certain things and yes to my books, and it was worth it 100 percent..."
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Jennifer Consuegra, BS

Jennifer Consuegra, BS
"I think what I liked best about it was that I could make my own schedule..."
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Joan Martins, BA

Joan Martins, BA
"My inspiration for returning to college to finish my degree was a personal one. I needed to finish something I started before I had a family..."
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Patricia Stevens, BSN

Patricia Stevens, BSN
"I finally had the opportunity after my children were grown to fulfill my dream..."
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Kyle Robertson, BSBA

Kyle Robertson, BSBA
"My target was to graduate before my first child and he just turned 13, so I made it with some spare time..."
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Michele DeNoia, MSM

Michele DeNoia, MSM
"It was a wonderful experience..."
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Tambra Butler, BA

Tambra Butler, BA
"It was a goal of mine ever since I graduating high school 20 years ago...for my parents, and my dad especially..."
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Keisha Patrick, BSBA

Keisha Patrick, BSBA
"Pretty much I wanted to get my bachelor's degree to pursue other opportunities and because I have two teenage boys so I wanted for them to see that this is possible..."
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Mia Keay, BSBA

Mia Keay, BSBA
"I always wanted to get my degree but I started working right after high school and a certain point I realized I would probably not be able to advance in my career unless I had a four-year degree..."
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Tina Smith-Jeffries, BA

Tina Smith-Jeffries, BA
"it was challenging at times... There were long nights, large cups of coffee but it paid off in the end..."
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Hazel Gordon-Suppa, BSN

Hazel Gordon-Suppa, BSN
"It's about getting the patient care possible; the more knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to take care of the patients..."
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Daniel Palermo, BA

Daniel Palermo, BA
"I had to take the time for my children to go college, which they have successfully done, and I felt it was time with the military's assistance for me to return to school and accomplish my degree..."
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Victor Dent, BA

Victor Dent, BA
"It is very convenient taking classes online. You can do your studies over the weekend, at night or in the wee hours of the morning..."
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Testing and Test Administration

Undergraduate Examinations and Proctors
Most Guided Study (GS) and online (OL) courses, not including nursing, require one proctored midterm and one proctored final or final project; e-Pack® (EP) courses require a proctored final only. All course semesters (GS, OL, EP) are 12 weeks long. Make sure you are ready to complete the tests on your scheduled test day, because once the pen/paper test seal is broken or the online test link is accessed, the test will be graded on the work completed.

Verify the Format of your Examinations
First, check your course space to determine the format of your examinations: paper vs. online/proctored through our Online Proctor Service (OPS). The OPS allows you to take your proctored exam(s) in the privacy of your own home with a web camera. The link for scheduling an appointment with our OPS vendor (ProctorU) is in your course space. If you cannot complete your exams online, you must locate a proctor for the pen/paper examinations and submit a Proctor Request Form by the end of the first week of the semester. Forms and proctor guidelines can be found at www.tesc.edu/proctor.

Find a Proctor
You may take Thomas Edison State College pen/paper examinations at any accredited college or university or at any public library. It is advisable to find a location close to your home or work so you have easy access on your test day, especially if you are taking more than one course a semester. Be sure your proctor is available during the midterm and final test weeks as many institutions close for spring break and holidays. Contact your local college or university and find a full-time professor or professional staff member. Adjunct and part-time professors do not qualify. You can also contact your local library. A full-time librarian is qualified to proctor examinations. Librarians at elementary and high schools do not qualify. We do not send examinations to employers, corporate training offices, members of the clergy, family members or friends. The student is responsible for paying the proctor fees, if requested by the proctor. For more information, go to www.tesc.edu/proctor.

Military Students
Students in GoArmyEd, eArmyU, MDCP, and the Army, Marines, Army Reserves, Air Force and Coast Guard can utilize a TCO, ESO, career counselor, base librarian, chaplain or a commissioned officer who is not in your direct chain of command. Students in the NCPACE and Navy College programs can utilize the above as well as an NCPACE representative. For more information, go to www.tesc.edu/militaryproctor.

Important Points for Testing

Taking examinations at Thomas Edison State College
There are scheduled test days during every official test week. All test administrations begin at 8:30 a.m. in the testing room located at 101 W. State St., in Trenton, N.J. For more information, go to www.tesc.edu/proctor.

To schedule a test date for your course examination or TECEP®, visit http://www.itfrontdesk.com/resv/tesc/.

To schedule a CLEP test, contact the Office of Test Administration at [email protected].


Exam Schedule for On-Site Testing at Thomas Edison State College

Tests Administered Test Date CLEP Registration Deadline
Nov. 2012 12wk EP finals & TE
Dec. 2012 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE
Week of 1/14/13 - 1/19/13  
CLEP 1/19/13 1/4/13
Jan. 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE Week of 2/11/13 - 2/16/13  
CLEP 2/23/13 2/8/13
Dec. 2012 12wk EP finals & TE Week of 2/18/13 - 2/23/13  
CLEP 3/16/13 3/1/13
Jan. 2013 12wk EP finals & TE
Feb. 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE
Week of 3/18/13 - 3/23/13  
March 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE Week of 4/5/13 - 4/20/13  
CLEP 4/20/13 4/8/13
Feb. 2013 12wk EP finals & TE Week of 4/22/13 - 4/27/13  
April 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE Week of 5/13/13 - 5/18/13  
CLEP 5/18/13 5/3/13
March 2013 12wk EP finals & TE Week of 5/20/13 - 5/25/13  

May 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE
April 2013 12wk EP finals & TE

Week of 6/17/13 - 6/22/13  
CLEP 6/15/13 6/3/13
June 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE Week of 7/15/13 - 7/20/13  
CLEP 7/20/13 7/5/13
May 2013 12wk EP finals & TE Week of 7/22/13 - 7/27/13  
June 2013 12wk OL/GS MTs & TE Week of 8/19/13 - 8/24/13  
CLEP 8/17/13 8/2/13

OL = Online Courses
GS = Guided Study Courses
TE = TECEP® Examinations
EP = e-Pack® Courses

All Proctor Request forms for the paper versions of OL/GS course exams as well as for TE and EP tests are due in the Office of Test Administration by the end of the first week of the semester. Please check your course space carefully as many OL and GS courses have the OPS feature which allows for an online, proctored examination through our Online Proctor System (OPS).

Students can register for TE examinations online through Online Student Services. Students registered in TE/OL/GS/EP and FT sections can then view available test dates at the College’s Trenton, N.J. testing facility by going to the Test Scheduling System at http://www.itfrontdesk.com/resv/tesc/.

Students who do not have access to the Web or who are on an official course extension should call the Office of Test Administration at (609) 633-6980 to schedule an exam date. As always, space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis so schedule exams early in the semester.

View directions to the College’s paper testing facility at 101 W. State St., Trenton, N.J. and the College’s online testing facility at 167 W. Hanover St., Trenton, N.J. for students who register to take CLEP examinations. Proctor Request Forms must be submitted to the Office of Test Administration (OTA) by the end of the first week of each new semester in which you enroll.

Thomas Edison State College
101 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176

Students can schedule exams through the College’s Web-based test scheduling service. Go to http://www.itfrontdesk.com/resv/tesc/ to log onto the Test Scheduling System.

The College will be closed on the following dates during the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
  • Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012
  • Winter Holiday: Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 - Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
  • Presidents’ Day: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
  • Good Friday: Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2013