Thomas Edison State University President Merodie Hancock said Wednesday that students who graduate from any New Jersey community college will be guaranteed admission to Thomas Edison to pursue a bachelor’s degree, and the school will waive the application fee.
Hancock further announced the expansion of the university’s statewide TESU/NJ 3+1 Pathways Program to include more than 50 programs of study. This latest announcement builds on Thomas Edison’s commitment to work with New Jersey community colleges to remove hurdles, reduce costs, and streamline access to higher education credentials for New Jersey students.
Last summer Thomas Edison established the TESU/NJ 3+1 Pathways Program, through which New Jersey community college students can transfer up to 90 credits and then complete the remaining 30 credits required for graduation with Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison has since expanded the program to include more than 50 programs of study.
Through the 3+1 program, students can remain at their community college for an additional 30 credits beyond the associate degree and pay for those credits at the community college rate. All community college degrees, including AA, AS and AAS will be accepted for transfer.
New Jersey’s community colleges enroll more than 325,000 students at more than 60 campuses, making them the largest provider of higher education in New Jersey.