Thomas Edison State University

Why Thomas Edison State University?

Dedicated Exclusively to Serving Adults

  • A partnership with to guarantee transfer credit
  • Helpful staff who provide personalized student service
  • Online classes and programs that fit your busy schedule
  • Transfer previously earned credits and apply them to your degree
  • Earn credit for what you already know through prior learning assessment
  • Regionally accredited, senior public institution

Partnership with

TESU has a transfer partnership with that provides an even more flexible option by letting you earn your degree faster and at a lower cost. Here's how it works:

  • Take online courses through
  • Complete proctored finals to earn credit
  • Transfer your credit to TESU
  • Finish your remaining credits with TESU courses are offered entirely online and are self-paced, making it easier for you to fit earning college credit into your schedule. Quizzes along the way will help you test your knowledge leading up to your final exam, and you can get help from expert instructors on topics you're not as comfortable with.

Get Started on Your Degree Right Away

Through the partnership between TESU and, you qualify for 30 days of courses risk-free. You can get started on your degree right away, with no money down!

Submit your information on the right, and an enrollment advisor will speak with you about taking courses on They can also help you with transcript review and guidance counseling to ensure you feel supported on your path to a college degree.

About Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. The university offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study and has pioneered the use of the latest technologies to develop and deliver academic programs that work around the unique needs of adult learners.

Degrees can be customized to meet your needs, through options like online courses, independent study courses, transfer credits earned from other regionally accredited institutions, dual enrollment, earning credit for professional and/or military training, and by demonstrating college-level knowledge acquired outside of a traditional classroom through examination programs, portfolio assessment, and other forms of prior learning assessment. The New York Times called Thomas Edison State University 'the college that paved the way for flexibility,' and Forbes magazine identified the college as one of the top schools in the nation to use technology to create learning opportunities for adults.

Student Testimonials

'I have two small children and when we talk about the importance of education one of the things my husband and I always like to tell our children is you finish what you start. It was kind of hypocritical for me to say that when I didn't finish what I started so for me to have the opportunity to come back and do that in a way that didn't disrupt our family, didn't hurt our pockets, was just a really good thing for me. The professors, or mentors as they're called, were awesome. They were always available. It really defied my stereotype of what it would be like to go to school online.'

Tiffany Jenkins '10

'I chose the college because it afforded obviously that wonderful flexibility, brought your classroom to your home or wherever you happened to be. It offered what I was looking for in my nursing program. I was very impressed with the fact that if you did need to speak to someone there was someone on the other end of the phone line when you called. They have a tremendous support online as well.'

Leslie Beck, RN '09, '12

'My experiences as a student were nothing short of wonderful. The flexibility that the college provided was fantastic. I finished 18 prior learning assessment portfolios. Also Thomas Edison State College was able to take my credits - CLEP credits, they took credits from communicate college and they took ACE credits.'

Rolando Gorostiza '07

'The professors were very timely if I had a question and they got back to me right away. They got back to me with answers that were easy to understand. If I didn't understand via email or electronic means I was able to contact them via phone and talk the problem out, which was very necessary when you got into some of the more complicated classes.'

Brad Brezinski '04

'It was a wonderful experience. The online program really does give you some flexibility. It provided me with the flexibility to keep my full-time job, go to school full-time and complete this in seventeen months.'

Michele DeNoia, RN '12

'They have a non-traditional means and medium for delivering quality education that enabled me to realize both my academic and personal dreams and goals.'

Dean Clemente '11

'I looked around at a lot of schools and evaluated them when I was in the military and from what I saw Thomas Edison offered me the best means to accomplish my degree. I transferred a lot of my credits; Thomas Edison accepted all of them. I'm glad I chose this school.'

Robey Reed '06

'When I looked at other schools for finishing my degree Thomas Edison really had the edge over all the other schools, even looking at private colleges near where I live just north of Philadelphia.'

Brian Fogarty '98, '11

Earn Credit

You can transfer credit from any of the following courses towards your Thomas Edison State University undergraduate degree. Click to view the courses in each subject area.

Thomas Edison State University requires all coursework to be transferred in using a transcript. Please see here for more information on sending your transcript to TESU. Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Accounting 101: Financial Accounting ACC-101 : Principles of Financial Accounting 3
Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting ACC-102 : Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting ACC-301 : Managerial Accounting 3
Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting ACC-401 : Advanced Accounting I 3
Accounting 303: Cost Accounting ACC-303 : Cost Accounting 3
Business 100: Intro to Business BUS-101 : Introduction to Business 3
Business 101: Principles of Management MAN-210 : Principles of Management 3
Business 102: Principles of Marketing MAR-201 : Principles of Marketing 3
Business 103: Introductory Business Law LAW-201 : Business Law 3
Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications CIS-102 : Intro to Computer Info Systems 3
Business 105: Labor Relations LAS-100 : Introduction to Labor Studies 3
Business 106: Human Resource Management HRM-231 : Human Resource/Personnel Management 3
Business 107: Organizational Behavior MAN-212 : Organizational Behavior 3
Business 108: Business Ethics PHI-285 : Ethics in Business 3
Business 109: Intro to Computing COS-101 : Introduction to Computers 3
Business 110: Business Math BUS-161 : Business Mathematics 3
Business 111: Principles of Supervision MAN-201 : Principles of Supervision 3
Business 113: Business Communication COM-202 : Introduction to Business Communications 3
Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship MAN-230 : Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
Business 306: Strategic Human Resources Management HRM-362 : Human Resources Development 3
Business 307: Leadership & Organizational Behavior MAN-312 : Advanced Organizational Behavior 3
Business 308: Globalization & International Management MAN-372 : International Management 3
Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising MAR-441 : Marketing with Digital and Social Media 3
Business 311: Project Management MAN-435 : Project Management 3
Business 312: Advanced Operations Management OPM-301 : Operations Management 3
Business 314: Employment Law LAW-340 : Employment Law 3
Business 315: Logistics & Supply Chain Management OPM-420 : Supply Chain Management 3
Communications 101: Public Speaking COM-209 : Public Speaking 3
Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics ECO-112 : Microeconomics 3
Economics 102: Macroeconomics ECO-111 : Macroeconomics 3
Finance 101: Principles of Finance FIN-200 : Intro to Finance 3
Finance 102: Personal Finance BUE-101 : Personal Finance (Free Elective) 3
Finance 104: Financial Management FIN-200 : Intro to Finance 3
Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality HMM-140 : Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
Hospitality 301: Hospitality Marketing HMM-316 : Hospitality Marketing 3
Hospitality 304: Hotel & Lodging Management & Operations HMM-141 : Hotel/Restaurant Operations I 2
Marketing 301: Marketing Research MAR-211 : Intro to Marketing Research 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
English 101: English Literature LIT-208 : English Literature I 3
English 102: American Literature LIT-205 : American Literature I 3
English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature LIT-291 : Analyzing & Interpretation of Literature 3
English 104: College Composition I ENC-101 : English Composition I 3
English 105: College Composition II ENC-102 : English Composition II 3
English 305: Advanced Technical Writing ENG-306 : Intermediate Technical Writing 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish SPA-101 : Elementary Spanish I 3
Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish SPA-201 : Intermediate Spanish I 3
Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace SPA-199 : Special Topics in Spanish 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
History 101: Western Civilization I HIS-101 : Western Civilization I 3
History 102: Western Civilization II HIS-102 : Western Civilization II 3
History 103: US History I HIS-113 : American History I 3
History 104: US History II HIS-114 : American History II 3
History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction HIS-252 : Civil War and Reconstruction 3
History 108: History of the Vietnam War HIS-246 : Intro to Vietnam War 3
History 306: The American Civil War Era HIS-450 : The American Civil War Era 3
History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War HIS-351 : A History of Vietnam War 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities HUM-101 : Intro to Hum I: Philos Thought 3
Religion 101: Intro to World Religions REL-277 : Intro to World Religions 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry MAT-260 : Geometry 3
Math 101: College Algebra MAT-115 : Intermediate Algebra 3
Math 102: College Mathematics MAT-102 : General Math I 3
Math 103: Precalculus MAT-121 : College Algebra 3
Math 104: Calculus MAT-231 : Calculus I 6
Math 105: Precalculus Algebra MAT-129 : Precalculus 3
Math 107: Quantitative Literacy MAT-119 : Quantitative Business Analysis 3
Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning MAT-105 : Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics 4
Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics STA-201 : Principles of Statistics 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology PSY-101 : Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychology 102: Educational Psychology PSY-230 : Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development PSY-210 : Human Growth and Development 3
Psychology 104: Social Psychology PSY-237 : Intro to Social Psychology I 3
Psychology 105: Research Methods in Psychology PSY-238 : Intro to Research in Experimental Psychology 3
Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology PSY-235 : Intro to Abnormal Psychology 3
Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology PSY-211 : Developmental Psychology 3
Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging PSY-212 : Developmental Psychology II 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Biology 101: Intro to Biology BIO-101 : Introductory Biology 3
Biology 102: Basic Genetics BIO-241 : Human Genetics 3
Biology 103: Microbiology BIO-251 : Intro to Microbiology with Lab 3
Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology BIO-210 : Anatomy and Physiology I w/out Lab 3
Biology 106: Pathophysiology BIO-216 : Intro to Pathophysiology 3
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry CHE-104 : Introductory Chemistry 3
Earth Science 101: Earth Science EAS-101 : General Earth Science 3
Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity ENS-200 : Environmental Science 3
Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics BIO-241 : Human Genetics 3
Geology 101: Physical Geology GEO-151 : Physical Geology 3
Health 101: Principles of Health HEA-103 : Here's To Your Health (Free Elective) 3
Health 103: Medical Terminology APS-100 : Medical Terminology 3
Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition BIO-208 : The Science of Nutrition 3
Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences NAS-101 : Natural Sciences I 3
Science 102: Principles of Physical Science NAS-131 : Physical Science I 3 Course Code & Name Thomas Edison State University Course Code & Name Credits
Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice AOJ-102 : Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology AOJ-103 : Criminology 3
Education 101: Foundations of Education EDU-102 : Foundations of Education (Free Elective) 3
Education 103: Classroom Management EDU-319 : Classroom Management Techniques (Free Elective) 3
Education 104: Differentiated Instruction EDU-299 : Special Topics in Education (Free Elective) 3
Education 105: Special Education History & Law SPE-200 : Introduction to Special Education (Free Elective) 3
Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education CDS-210 : Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography GOG-120 : Introduction to Human Geography 3
Political Science 102: American Government POS-110 : American Government 3
Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology SOC-101 : Introduction to Sociology 3
Sociology 103: Foundations of Gerontology SOC-216 : Foundations of Gerontology 3

Credits are Semester credits

70% minimum grade required to transfer credit to Thomas Edison State University

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  • AS in Business Administration (ASBA)
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  • BA in English
  • BA in International Studies
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