Thomas Edison State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (49)
I don't usually bother with writing reviews but this school deserves it. I read some bad reviews on here and honestly, it's people complaining about how hard it is, fees and other nonsense that show's lack of independence and basic understanding of policies. First ofo, there's no school (after tons of research) let you transfer as much credits like TESU! I can't express enough how helpful this was! Yes you are very independent in the course but seriously what do you expect from an ONLINE college. If I had problems understanding something I would ask my professors and they always tried their best to explain. If I got a unsatisfactory grade (for me a 'B'), I would ask them to explain the reason and how I could improve...this is what you have to do to be successful. Again, people complained about course work being too much but seriously, you have the luxury to sit at home, work, on the go, from your phone EVERYDAY and complete your work! What more do you want? The absolute best part is that there is no certain order to complete your course and there usually only 3 months long which equal to 3-4 semesters taking in ONE year! Oppose to a tradition school that only have 2. So I get to speed up my graduation (especially if you can take 15 credits each semester.) Overall, this is a great school despite the lazy people that complain about normal and expected things. I am actually applying to their Master degree program because of such flexibility and speed that I will never get at another university. If anyone is interested in their MBA programs, they are ACBSP accreditation! Which the 1 out of 2 highest accreditation (usually Ivy league schools maintain this), and looks fantastic if you want to work for corporate giants or wall st. I'm actually shock that they have this type of accreditation and still would of attend if they had a basic accreditation because again, their school fits my lifestyle and goals. I recommend!!!!
My experience with Thomas Edison State University was very positive. I already had a BA from a traditional college but wanted a Masters to make myself more marketable. A co-worker recommended TESU so I signed up and found the classes excellent. I enjoyed the fact that most of the course work was self-paced from textbooks, lectures and a lot of internet research. I found that the more effort I put into the classes the more benefit I received. TESU was the best alternative for someone who wants a degree but is unable to attend classes at a traditional university.
This school is a total rip off. They will charge "fees" for every little thing. I was hit with a $150 "late" fee for signing up for a class beyond the registration period, which mind you is only 4 days long. I have spoken to every one possible and they won't budge on it. I could see if maybe I signed up for the class after it already started. Getting charged a late fee a few weeks before the class starts is absurd. They don't mention the "late" fee when you are siting up "late" either, they just hit you with it and assume you can afford to pay it. Horrible ethics in this school. Do yourself a favor and somewhere else!
TESU provided me all the opportunity and flexibility I needed to study and earn credits while I continued to work at my company. It was really great having the option to learn at my own pace and not have to take it full time. The degree helped me check off some boxes for the promotion I was eyeing. Thanks TESU.
TESU provided me all the opportunity and flexibility I needed to study and earn credits while I continued to work at my company. It was really great having the option to learn at my own pace and not have to take it full time. The degree helped me check off some boxes for the promotion I was eyeing. Thanks TESU
I reviewed many of the online programs and chose Thomas Edison State University. The acceptance of transfer credits and Professional Training/Licensure was an easy way to begin classes. I work at a commercial Nuclear Power plant and work a 12 hour swing shift. This allowed plenty of time to complete the assignments and prepare for the exams. The exams seemed rather difficult, but the other class assignments would aide in maintaining a passing grade. The test are not designed by TESU or it's mentors. I used transfer credits and TCEP (clep) to complete my program. I began classes in August of 2016 and completed the program in July of 2017 with a GPA of 3.465. Formal graduation was not until September of 2017. I completed 48 credit hours in 11 months. It was a heavy load averaging 3-4 classes every 12 weeks. It is a fast paced, self-motivating program. If you can not dedicate the time and effort to the program, you may not be successful. Thomas Edison State University allowed me to advance my career in the Professional Nuclear Power World with my degree. It was a wonderful and life-changing experience. The office staff and mentors were extremely helpful and forthcoming with information and critiques. There are a great deal of awesome mentors that allow the classes to be interesting and woth the time to study and to be successful. Just like most universities, there are a few bad apples in the bunch. Don't let a bad forum posting make you change your mind. Read the mentor reviews prior to registering for the classes.
I already had a degree in Engineering, but from many years ago, and liked the self-directed / guided study approach which Thomas Edison takes and their willingness to apply so many of my credits towards a second degree in Computer Science. If you are self-disciplined and willing to manage your time, you can take 2-3 courses in the Comp Sci area of study and do quite well. I am very happy so far and would recommend (I do still have 2 classes to go). The only thing I would prefer is more options for GS rather than OL ( the former has more homework but no need to post on forums and interact with other students as in OL - which is a time waster for me).
Good overall school for middle aged returning students. The School of Applied Science & Technology has helped me more fully understand my engineering curriculum and where to direct my interests within various engineering practices. The course work was challenging, but if you want to learn new skills, you must do the work and apply yourself.
I had read on other online forums that Thomas Edison State University was rather hard to work with. I has hoped it was just a fluke. It wasn't. I paid my fees and then received very little assistance. I would call and ask for help and information and would not receive any. This school may have their social media and search engine dominance mastered but I am sure there are other online schools that actually care about their students and offer a better deal.
I didn't learn very much from Thomas Edison since most of the courses for my major were transferred from a community college. This really disappointed me since I felt that community college classes fall short of providing the level of study to award a Bachelor degree. The rest of the classes I took were gen ed and math which didn't help me much. I felt that most mentors didn't really participate in the course besides assigning homework and grading tests. You're pretty much left on your own to deal with a textbook that may or may not be enough to learn the material. Not having feed back was a big issue. You never knew how well or poorly you were doing until it was too late. Unfortunately I found out after graduating that most prospective employers didn't value the degree as much as going to a school and attending classes in person. I would avoid technology degrees and if you still choose to make sure you immediately try to get accepted into a graduate program where you can attend in person.