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Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.

The Portfolio Process

First, successfully complete IDS102: Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment

Our portfolio course is designed to help you analyze your experience, relate it to specific college courses, determine what the learning objectives and/or topics covered in the course would be, and choose appropriate supporting documentation.  It will guide you through the process of constructing a resume, identifying areas where you have college level knowledge, writing a biographical overview of your relevant background, analyzing course knowledge components, and completing a narrative essay that will do the following:

  • Describe what you know
  • Relate that knowledge to every course knowledge component that you have identified
  • Specify when, where and how you acquired that knowledge
  • Present each piece of supporting documentation and describe how it supports your claim to knowledge

Tuition for this 3-credit course includes assessment of the portfolio you will develop in class for one course of your choosing.

After completing IDS102, you will be eligible to submit additional portfolios for evaluation.

To submit additional portfolios:

  • Send a completed Application for Assessment, listing the course(s) you want to include in your portfolio(s) to the Assessment Coordinator.
  • Receive acceptance letter from Assessment Coordinator
  • Send three complete copies of the portfolio(s), along with the Per Credit Attempted Fee to Charter Oak.
  • Assessment takes a minimum of 2-4 months from the time we receive your portfolio. When the assessment is complete, you will be notified of results, and will receive copies of the assessment report for each course portfolio you have submitted for review.  Credit will be posted to your transcript in approximately 2-3 weeks of our receipt of the final assessment report.