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.
Please check with your advisor or admissions guide for additional information about specific requirements that these courses can fulfill in your degree program.
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 https://www.saylor.org/credit/#courses.
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
|BUS205: 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: Intro 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|