New Jersey Statewide Transfer & Articulation Agreement Appeals Process

Thomas Edison State College has implemented the New Jersey Statewide Transfer and Articulation Agreement policies as a transfer resource to support course transfer decisions made by the College. The College provides an appeal process for students who believe a transfer decision is not consistent with this policy. This appeal process is featured on the College’s website and in the College Catalog. Questions regarding the appeal process can be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar by phone at (609) 984-1180 or by [email protected].

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 by U.S. mail to:

Office of the Registrar
Thomas Edison State College
101 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176

Requests may also be made via [email protected].

The request for review should include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Thomas Edison State College student ID number
  • Mailing address and phone number
  • Email 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

Students have 30 calendar days from receipt of the academic evaluation to file an appeal. Thomas Edison State College’s 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 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 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 Vice Provost 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 Provost of their decision. The decision of the Committee is final and may not be appealed within the institution.