Degree Completion Options Through Other Institutions

Several of Thomas Edison State University’s degree programs require course work that must be completed through other institutions or prior learning assessment (PLA). Students should read the specific information for earning credit in their chosen area of study to determine how to fulfill the individual degree requirements.

While most students are encouraged to utilize Thomas Edison State University methods of earning credit, they may select distance learning or classroom-based courses from other institutions. Such institutions must have an institutional accreditation, approved under the TESU Transfer Credit Policy and Guidelines, and the courses selected must satisfy Thomas Edison State University degree requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that courses taken through other institutions meet their degree requirements at Thomas Edison State University.

Thomas Edison State University allows students to make use of independent study and distance education courses that are offered by institutionally accredited colleges and universities, approved under the TESU Transfer Credit Policy and Guidelines, throughout the United States. Students may make arrangements with the University’s Office of Testing and Support Services to have their independent study and distance education course examinations proctored by Thomas Edison State University. Students also may attend institutionally accredited colleges in their own communities, transferring credits they earn to their Thomas Edison State University degree program.