Graduate Registration Guidelines
To help you find relevant information as quickly as possible, information about course registration is organized into the following sections:
- First Steps
- How to Register
- Accessing Your Courses
- How to access the College Portal/Moodle courses
- Moodle Course Space
- Course Fees, Financial Aid & Veterans' Benefits
- Ordering Course Materials & Textbooks
- Important Student Forms
- Final Course Grades
The first step to registering for a graduate course is selecting a graduate course. All graduate courses are offered online.
Many graduate programs at Thomas Edison State College require students to complete courses sequentially. If you need help determining which graduate course you should take, contact an academic advisor.
Students must register for the courses during scheduled registration sessions. Graduate registration terms are offered four times each year:
January 2013 Term
Course Registration: Nov. 21 – Dec. 16, 2012
Late Registration: Dec. 17 – 20, 2012
Classes Begin: Jan. 1, 2013
Term Ends: March 23, 2013
April 2013 Term
Course Registration: Feb. 19 – March 16, 2013
Late Registration: March 17 – 21, 2013
Classes Begin: April 1, 2013
Term Ends: June 22, 2013
July 2013 Term
Course Registration: May 22 – June 15, 2013
Late Registration: June 16 – 20, 2013
Classes Begin: July 1, 2013
Term Ends: Sept. 22, 2013
October 2013 Term
Course Registration: Aug. 23 – Sept. 14, 2013
Late Registration: Sept. 15 – 19, 2013
Classes Begin: Oct. 1, 2013
Term Ends: Dec. 22, 2013
January 2014 Term
Course Registration: Nov. 22 – Dec. 14, 2013
Late Registration: Dec. 15 – 19, 2013
Classes Begin: Jan. 6, 2014
Term Ends: March 30, 2014
April 2014 Term
Course Registration: Feb. 21 – March 15, 2014
Late Registration: March 16 – 20, 2014
Classes Begin: April 1, 2014
Term Ends: June 22, 2014
Students can register online, by fax, by phone, by mail or in person. Your payment method determines how you may register. See below for details. All payment methods are accepted from students who choose to register in person.
If you are paying via Credit Card, Check, Military Tuition Assistance and Thomas Edison State College Approved Financial Aid Award Letter, you may register using the following methods:
Visit Online Student Services
Register by Fax
Fax your Graduate Course Registration to: (609) 292-1657
Access Graduate Course Registration Forms via the Student Forms page
Register by Phone
Call us at (609) 633-9242 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) weekdays, excluding major holidays Access Graduate Course Registration Forms via the Student Forms page
Register by Mail
Complete the Graduate Course Registration Form and mail it to:
Attention: Course Registration
The Office of the Registrar
Thomas Edison State College
101 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08698-1176
For students paying via Corporate Voucher/Check:
Students must fax, email or mail your completed Registration Form and Corporate Voucher Form/Check together. Registrations received without approved corporate vouchers will not be processed. If your company requires partial student payment, make sure your payment is included. Registration with payment by check must be mailed.
Students can check your current course schedule via Online Student Services under “View Current Schedule.” Please note that once registration for your term ends, you will no longer see your courses listed. Online Student Services only shows the current registration term.
Once you have registered for a course, you will receive a course confirmation from Thomas Edison State College. After receiving confirmation of course registration, you are ready to order your Course Materials Package, which includes all course materials and textbooks.
If you need a receipt, mail your request to:
The Office of the Bursar
Thomas Edison State College
101 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
You may also contact the Office of the Bursar at (609) 984-4099 or by [email protected].
If you expect Veterans' Benefits for this course, submit Veterans' Form B to:
The Office of Financial Aid
Thomas Edison State College
101 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
You may contact the Office of Financial Aid at (609) 633-9658 or by [email protected].
If you have Thomas Edison State College Financial Aid, please remember that federal and New Jersey state financial aid is awarded only for enrollment in Thomas Edison State College Guided Study (GS) and Online (OL or NU) courses. Financial aid will not be awarded for TECEP exams (TE), Prior Learning Assessment (PA) or e-Pack (EP) courses. In order for your course tuition and fees to be paid by financial aid, you must register for courses in the specific terms that you requested in your award letter. Please check your course confirmation letters against your Thomas Edison State College Financial Aid Award Letter to ensure that you are in compliance with all your award specifications. If you register in courses outside of the terms you requested or in the course types listed above as non-FA approved, your financial aid won’t be awarded and you will be responsible for the course tuition and fees. You will also be responsible for the College enrollment fee you selected. If you wish to change your courses so that they will be accepted for financial aid, please contact the Office of the Registrar immediately by entering a Help Desk ticket via myEdison®.
You may purchase your course materials from any available source. For your convenience, all materials for your courses are available from MBS Direct. To review the materials needed, visit the MBS Direct site and follow the instructions below:
- Click “Order my books”
- Select your term and program and then click “Continue”
- Select your course and click “Submit course ID selection(s)”
- Click on the title of the book and you will see information about the book, including its title, edition and ISBN number
Please have your term and course information available when you order to determine what materials are needed for your course. You can also reach MBS Direct at (800) 325-3252.
NOTE: Course materials and textbook costs are separate and must be paid directly to MBS Direct.
Students will find the syllabus and Course Calendar online once the semester begins. Access information to courses will be emailed to students with their registration confirmation. Start your course work on the term start date as outlined in the academic calendar. Contact your mentor the first week.
Thomas Edison State College provides students and mentors with 24-hour access to their courses via myEdison®, our online student portal.
To access the site, your browser must be a recent version of Internet Explorer or Firefox. Please contact your ISP for assistance in upgrading your browser. Your course will be made available online the first day of the term.
You may log in using one of the methods below:
- If you have an existing account for myEdison®, please continue to use the established Username and Password to access your course(s).
- If you have used the Online Student Services page, your Username for myEdison® is your seven digit College ID number and the Password is the same as the one used to access the Online Student Services page.
- If you have not used the Online Student Services page, your College ID is your seven digit College ID number and the Password is initially set to the last 4 digits of your social security number. We strongly recommend changing your password upon logging in for the first time.
- Once you are logged into myEdison®, you will see the heading “My Courses.” The courses you are registered for will appear the first day of the term for which you are registered. Click on the title of your course.
For assistance with accessing your courses through myEdison, please contact our Learner Support Center from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday by phone at (888) 442-8372 or by emailing [email protected].
To Verify/Change Your Email Address or Password:
- Log into myEdison® as described above
- Select "Personal Information"' from the list on the left side of your screen
- Click on "Edit Personal Information" to change your email address. You may also want to email the other users in your class
- Click on "Change Password" to change your password
NOTE: Changing your password or email address in myEdison® DOES NOT update your student records. To update your student records, visit Online Student Services.
To access the College Portal, you will use the same login name and password as Online Student Services (OSS), but will insert the domain of: students\ in front of your first name.last name user name.
For example, your user name will be: students\jane.smith
Your password will be the same one you use for Online Student Services (OSS).
Your existing OSS password may allow you access to OSS but may not work upon initial login to the College Portal.
If you experience this type of error while logging into the College Portal, or if you have forgotten your password or receive a password error, visit the Password Reset page for more information. If you still are unable to log into the College Portal after resetting your password, submit a ticket through OSS or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Once you are in the College Portal click on your Moodle class. On the first attempt you may get an error like these below. Please watch the Portal Login Instructional Video to fix these issues.
The login to Moodle failed.
SSO credentials for user "0#.w|students\thomas.edison" could not be found in application "MoodleSSO" Enter your credentials.
- The login to Moodle failed. Click here to enter your Moodle username and password.
For additional assistance, please send an e-mail to the Learner Support Center at [email protected].
Access Student Forms
Links to Course Withdrawal Forms, Course Extension Forms, etc.
Final course grades will be available for viewing via the Online Student Services page by four weeks after the term end date. If you request and receive an approved extension, your mentor will submit your final course grade when all course requirements have been fulfilled. A final grade will be issued at that time. If you need an unofficial final grade, please contact your mentor directly. (Note that the mentor receives the exam about a week after you take it. Please allow time before you contact the mentor.)
If you haven’t requested an extension and your mentor is only missing your final examination as of the date he or she is required to submit the final course grade, your mentor will give you an “I” (Incomplete) final grade. If the examination is not received by six weeks after the term end date, the “I” (Incomplete) grade automatically becomes an “IF” (Incomplete Failure).
If this course completes your degree requirements for a Thomas Edison State College degree, you should apply for graduation after you complete the course.
All course grades are reported as letter grades with the exception of PA (Prior Learning Assessment), PR (Practicum) and EP (e-Pack), noted below. Grades for PA, PR and EP courses are reported as Credit or No Credit only.
If this course completes your degree requirements for a Thomas Edison State College degree, you should apply for graduation after you receive your final grade report (about four weeks after the end of the term). If you have an approved extension, your final grade will be released after your mentor submits an updated final grade. You may NOT request to graduate or receive a transcript of the course grade until you receive your official final grade report from the Office of the Registrar.