About Your Evaluation
Once an application is received, Thomas Edison State College conducts an academic program evaluation. All of an applicant’s past college credits, training and professional licensures and/or certifications are reviewed to determine:
- how many previously earned college credits can be applied to a degree program
- whether professional certifications or licensures may be applied as credit towards a degree program
- how many credits an applicant will need to earn to complete a college degree
College Transcripts and Other Documentation
Official transcripts and documentation of all an applicant’s past college credits, professional and/or military training and other experiences, should be sent to:
Office of the Registrar
Thomas Edison State College
101 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176
Regarding transcripts, please note:
- Transcripts should be sent directly to Thomas Edison State College from the institution(s) an applicant has attended.
- Transcripts sent to Thomas Edison State College that have been sent first to an applicant from the institution(s) they attended must arrive at Thomas Edison State College in the unopened, sealed envelope from the institution (or institutions) they attended. Applicants may not open their transcripts. Transcripts that arrive at Thomas Edison State College in opened envelopes are not valid and must be resubmitted.
- International transcripts: The College will accept credit recommendations from a required course-by-course evaluation completed by any of the following agencies:
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
International Education Services
One DuPont Circle, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-1135
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
World Educational Services, Inc. (WES)
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Educational Perspectives, nfp. (EP)
P.O. Box 618056
Chicago, IL 60661-8056
All costs associated with the international credit evaluation are the responsibility of the student. The College reserves the right to make its own determination on the amount and type of credit to be awarded based on the evaluations provide by these agencies. An enrolled student may transfer a maximum of 90 credits from international institutions. Thomas Edison State College does not participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Therefore the College does not sponsor foreign national students for F-1 or J-1 visa status. Course-by-course credit recommendations will be reviewed by Thomas Edison State College based upon existing transfer and degree policies in place at the time of application.
Applicants are notified that their evaluations are completed via e-mail. Completed evaluations can be accessed through the College’s online course management system, myEdison®. Applicants may review their evaluation and discuss any questions they have by contacting the College’s Learner Support Center at (888) 442-8372 or via [email protected].
College ID Number and myEdison
All Thomas Edison State College applicants receive a College ID number, which is listed on their acceptance letter, which enables them to access to myEdison®, the College’s online course management system. Applicants may track the status of their application and transcripts and view their completed evaluation through myEdison®. The College ID number serves as the myEdison® login. myEdison passwords are the last four digits of an applicant’s social security number.
Applicants who have been accepted to Thomas Edison State College may enroll and register for courses immediately. To enroll, applicants must select a tuition plan and pay the annual enrollment tuition. Applicants may enroll for courses and start earning a degree at any time. Once the annual enrollment tuition is paid, applicants are considered enrolled students for one full year and have complete access to all student services.
Access the College’s online Enrollment Tuition Form.
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