Credit Banking

Credit Banking is a non-degree service provided by Thomas Edison State College to individuals who wish to document college-level learning gained through:

  • Military experience
  • Professional licenses
  • College proficiency examinations: CLEP exams, DSST (DANTES) exams or Advanced Placement examinations.
  • College level corporate training programs or American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations (including WPT & OPI examinations)
  • Effective March 5, 2014, the acceptance of FEMA Independent Study courses for credit at Thomas Edison State College has been indefinitely suspended pending further review.  Students with documented approval to take FEMA Independent Study courses as part of their degree program prior to March 5, 2014 will have those approvals honored. Students with previously evaluated transfer credit from FEMA Independent Study courses accepted and applied to their academic record at Thomas Edison State College are not affected by this change. These changes will be reflected in future print publications of the College. Questions concerning this revised policy should be referred to the Office of the Registrar.

Upon submission of the credit banking application and receipt of all official documents, Thomas Edison State College will consolidate all documents received into one official transcript, in accordance with academic policies.

Advantages of Credit Banking at Thomas Edison State College:

  • The Credit Banking fee entitles students to transcription services for one year. Fees are listed on the application below.
  • Upon receipt of all official transcripts, Thomas Edison State College will consolidate them within 14 business days into one official transcript.

How to get started:

  1. Complete the Nondegree Services Application
  2. Enclose the appropriate fee listed in section 2 of the Nondegree Services Application. You may pay by check, money order or indicate credit card information (including signature) on this Application.
  3. Mail the completed Application and payment to:

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

  1. Submit official college transcripts, military documents, college proficiency examinations, documentation of college-level corporate learning or American Council on Education (ACE) Registry transcript.

    • ACTFL Exams: Please note that TESC requires both an official American Council on Education (ACE) transcript as well as a notarized copy of the ACTFL score report for students seeking credit for the ACTFL OPI or WPT exams. The ACE transcript is needed to determine the amount of credit to award, and the ACTFL report is needed to determine the correct language.

      The ACE Online Transcript System website is

    • For more information about submitting correct documentation, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Sending Us Transcripts webpage.

For further information regarding Credit Banking, please contact TESC at (888)-442-8372.

Military students may contact our military department for assistance in finding a degree that will utilize most of the credits that you have already earned. To speak to a military advisor, please contact us at (886) 446-1804 or