Thomas Edison Credit by Exam Program

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Thomas Edison Credit by Exam Program (TECEP) exams are tests specifically designed to meet the requirements of particular courses at TESU. These tests are accepted by the remainder of the The Big Three schools as applicable credit towards the tested subject.

The exams can be completed using online proctoring and costs are in line with other similar test costs such as CLEP and DSST.

There are a number of resources that you can use to study for a TECEP test. Both and have study guides available. Saylor can also be used to study for some of the tests.


Students have reported varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to taking TECEP tests. English Composition II has been reported to be quick and easy, especially in comparison to alternatives from,, or StraighterLine. Medical Terminology gets mixed reviews with some people finding it extremely easy while others were unable to pass. Network Technology, which can be required if you want a Computer Science degree at TESU, is universally disliked. Students have reported that it is outdated, is poorly written, and the study materials don't match the exam.

Before signing up for a particular exam, it is recommended that you check out this section of to see what other students have said about the test and if there are any hints/tips that they might have to study for the exam.