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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

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

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Learn about our new workforce-oriented online Cyber Security bachelor's degree program!

International Students

Charter Oak welcomes students who are non-U.S. citizens or have international academic credentials. As a non-residential college, Charter Oak does not administer the I-20 form for purposes of issuing a student VISA.

Credentials from non-U.S. colleges must be evaluated by a recognized agency prior to review by Charter Oak. The College recognizes the following agencies: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES). You may contact any of these agencies to learn more about their procedures and fees. The College requests that a course-by-course assessment be completed for application.

If you are a non-U.S. resident or studied abroad, you must submit the following admissions documents:

  • A course by course assessment by one of the following approved agencies: Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES).
  • If studied in countries where English is not the primary language, official transcript from a U.S. institution documenting six semester hours of English Composition with a grade of "C" or above.

In all cases, a student must also earn a minimum of 30 credits for a bachelor's degree or 15 credits for an associate's degree at United States institutions or by testing approved by Charter Oak State College.