Thomas Edison State University

Transfer Credit Information
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About Thomas Edison

Established in 1972, Thomas Edison State University has a national reputation for academic excellence and educational integrity and is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning. The College is one of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the first schools in the country designed specifically for adult learners. The College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults and offers degree programs and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. The College’s is a pioneer in using the latest technology to deliver methods of learning and earning credit learning for busy adults, which include online courses, prior learning assessment, credit-bearing exams and courses accessed via mobile devices.

Additional Notes

Please check with your advisor or admissions guide for additional information about specific requirements that these courses can fulfill in your degree program.

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Students who enroll at Thomas Edison State University can earn credit for any Saylor Direct credit courses that fit their degree programs, both at the Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degree level.

In partnership with Saylor Academy, TESU has outlined the “Open Course Option” for their ASBA degree, which illustrates one example how Saylor Academy courses can be used to achieve an affordable, flexible degree.

Students are advised to review all of their degree requirements, whether they are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, and speak with TESU on how the below courses fit into those programs.

Saylor Academy courses and their matching TESU courses are listed below.

Saylor Direct Credit Course Equivalents

Please note that some Saylor Direct Credit courses may be currently unavailable. See an up to date list at

We strive to keep this list up to date, but there may be newer Saylor Direct Credit courses not listed here. We recommend checking with your advisor to find out how all of our credit courses can be used at TESU.

Saylor Academy Course TESU Equivalent
BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology BIO-101 Introductory Biology (equivalent)
BUS101: Introduction to Business BUS-101
BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting ACC-101
BUS203: Principles of Marketing Credit in business department
MAR-301 Introduction to Marketing
BUS204: Business Statistics Credit in business department
OPM-351 Business Statistics
BUS 205: Business Law Credit in business department
LAW-201 (School of Business and Technology)
BUS208: Principles of Management Credit in business department
MAN-301 Introduction to Management
BUS210: Corporate Communication Credit in the lower division baccalaureate degree category in business
COM-373 Managerial Communications (equivalent)
MAN-373 and HRM-373 (substitute)
CHEM101: General Chemistry I CHE-104 Introductory Chemistry
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I COS-101 Introduction to Computers/CIS
ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice & World Views ETH-210 Environmental Ethics
MA001: College Algebra MAT-121 College Algebra
MA005: Calculus I MAT-231 Calculus I
MA121: Introduction to Statistics STA-201
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics PHY-111
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism PHY-112
POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought POS-299 (generic lower division political science)
Can also satisfy the Political Theory requirement
POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics POS-282