9 Things No One Tells You About Choosing Electives

Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Does a course about Children’s Literature sound fascinating? Or perhaps the Dog Behavior and Biology course interests you while you struggle to house train your own Spot or Fido?

One of the many benefits of college is that you have the flexibility to choose what you want to learn. Electives allow you to be picky and select classes that fulfill a general education requirement, help boost your GPA or interest you “just because.” Or they may give you the opportunity to explore new

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Taking Courses , Transfer Credits

Nobody Ever Told Me That: The Academic Evaluation

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014

When it comes to your academic evaluation, have you ever thought, “Hey, nobody ever told me that”? Your customized academic program evaluation is an invaluable planning tool that shows you where your previously earned credit (transfer, licenses/certifications) will fit into your degree, so you can see what courses you have left to take. It is organized into the different requirements needed to earn your degree (i.e. General Education, Area of Study, Free Electives), and as each requirement is

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Advising , Earning College Credit

10 Tips You Need to Know to Get Quicker, Better Advising Help

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014

When you first apply to college, the idea seems simple. You are ready to take the required classes, write papers, pass your exams and eventually earn a college degree. But then the anxiety sets in: What is this academic evaluation? How do I read it? What classes am I supposed to take? How do I register? General education courseswhat are those???

You don’t have to figure all of this out on your own; academic advising can guide you through your college experience, interpret your academic

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Advising , Majors and Degree Programs , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Student Services , Taking Courses

Going Back to College: How to Get Maximum Transfer Credit Towards Your Degree

Posted Thursday, October 03, 2013

Think long and hard on how you would answer this question:

Would you take the same course twice, if you didn’t have to?

Hopefully, you answered no. Or, even better, answered no way!

Then why not get maximum transfer credit towards your degree by applying a little extra effort?

There are several ways to ensure that you get the optimal amount of previously earned credit to fit into your curriculum so that you can quickly finish your college degree. As an invaluable planning tool, you&

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Credit by Exam , Going Back to College , Military and Veterans , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Transfer Credits , Veterans

Stark Notes: Now That You Have Applied, What’s Next?

Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jennifer L. Stark, Assistant Director of Academic Records and Registration
Jennifer L. Stark, Assistant Director of Academic Records and Registration

By Jennifer L. Stark
Assistant Director of Academic Records and Registration

Once you have submitted your Application for Admission and arranged to have your official transcripts sent to the College or are newly enrolled, you may need some guidance on the next stages. Just getting started can be the toughest part, but the Thomas Edison State College staff are here every step of the way to offer the support and flexibility you need to complete your degree program.

Once you have applied or

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Advising , Going Back to College , Majors and Degree Programs , Student Services , Taking Courses