What is a typical Thomas Edison State College student like? Describe the type of person that should attend Thomas Edison State College.

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Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2016

Thomas Edison State College is a wonderful school for self directed adults or highly scholastically motivated young students who are able to receive an age waiver from the admissions office. You can complete your degree without ever traveling to Trenton, NJ, if you choose. The typical student attending Thomas Edison State College is an individual who is looking to complete their degree in a flexible and timely fashion. If you a self-governed student looking to start or complete your education while still being in the workforce or as a stay at home mom, Thomas Edison State College is perfect for you.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2017

Unfortunately, all of my classes will be online courses taken at the college so I can only speak about myself. I am a non traditional student who is looking to return to college and pursue a new pathway in life. I am stepping away from college and high school basketball coaching in order to work on a psychology degree that will land me a job in social work and help enrich the lives of children.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2016

Thomas Edison State College is a melting pot of individuals. There are student who it is there first time at college and also many who its their second or maybe even third time around. Also there are many military students that study here. TESC is really great for everyone in every walk of life.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2017

Thomas Edison is designed for the working adult. They are incredibly flexible in both their offerings and in the ways you can complete your courses.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2017

I've never met another student at Thomas Edison State College. But the type of person that should attend the school would be a parent that works full time.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2016

I'll be the first to admit that I haven't done things the conventional way. I come from a family of college grads - the kind who live on campus right out of high school, depending on allowance money from parents to buy that case of beer. So you can imagine that it was an unwelcome surprise to everyone when I moved out at the age of 17 to discover life for myself. For years I worked at least 3 jobs just to make ends meet, but I never seemed to get ahead and it got tiring very quickly. Finally, something clicked for me, and I realized that (gulp) my parents were RIGHT. I needed to get an education to have success down the road so I wouldn't become a 50 year old burger flipper. Money still being an issue, it took a while for me to save up for application fees and such. In the meantime I took an entry level position in the banking industry, where I hoped to build a career for myself. Over the past 3 years I have worked my way up within my company, as far as I could go without a college degree. And finally last summer I was able to get back in school. I have taken 58 credits in the past 12 months while working full time, and I've earned a 4.0 GPA. I may be low on sleep, but I'm high on pride. I am determined to build the best possible future for myself now that I know what it truly means to struggle, and I will do whatever it takes to get there. Thomas Edison State College offers adult students like myself the flexibility and affordability to keep our educations moving forward without holding our careers or family lives back.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2018

The typical Thomas Edison State College student is a working adult. Most students at this college have very demanding careers, and an active family life. This is the reason why we choose to go to this school online, as it allows us the freedom and independence to complete our coursework within our schedules.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2019

The typical student to attend Thomas Edison State College is someone who has a busy life. The typical student works a full time job, or two. The typical student is able to finally return to their educational desires because Thomas Edison State College offers so many online degrees that are easily fit into any schedule.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2016

The person that should attend would be any adult looking for a school that's flexible enough to work around their schedule.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2015

This student should be an independent learner, responsible, and able to be up to date on their assignments without many reminders. If the student likes to not have to go on campus for school, then the online program is perfect for them.

Anonymous, Student, Thomas Edison State College, Class of 2016

Thomas Edison State College is a school designed specifically for adults. The majority of students I have interacted with at Thomas Edison State College are either professionals seeking to further their education or military members.

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