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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

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

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Advantages Woman in Hammock

At Charter Oak we make degree completion possible!

Online

We're online so you can live your life while earning your degree!

  • When: Log on when it is convenient for you - between shifts, after the kids are in bed or during your lunch hour- making sure you complete assignments according to the syllabus.
  • Where: At home, work or on the road - Your computer is your classroom!
  • How: A structured syllabus, an engaged instructor, threaded discussions and group work. Charter Oak has been the frontrunner in delivering real world content in an academic framework.

Flexible & Convenient

A hallmark of Charter Oak is the ability to earn credit through other sources.  These include credit through testing and exams, for military training, for lifelong learning through our portfolio program, for credit evaluated by ACE or PONSI, and by transferring credit earned from other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Affordable

In addition to our competitive cost per credit, we provide students with the most direct route to completing a degree. This means honoring credits that you have already earned from other accredited institutions no matter how long ago, and we limit our residency requirements to a 3-credit cornerstone course and a 3-credit capstone course. At other institutions, credit transfer restrictions and the residency requirement can mean having to earn 30 - 45 MORE credits to complete your degree. We also offer interest-free payment plans to help you manage the costs of your tuition.

Accredited

Concerned about accreditation? Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education. We are a public college in the Connecticut State System of Higher Education and have been awarding degrees for over 35 years. Our alumni are more than 10,000 strong!

Academically-Sound

Whether you choose to customize your degree or select one of our many discipline specific concentrations, rest assured that your degree will provide you with an extremely well-rounded education. The core general education requirements of the degree promote strong communication and decision-making skills that prepare you for career success. Every degree awarded by Charter Oak is carefully reviewed by members of our esteemed faculty to ensure it meets the highest academic standards.

Adult-Friendly

At Charter Oak we are known for the support that we provide our adult students. Once you apply, you will be assigned an Admissions Counselor who will guide you through the Admissions process and help you to establish a roadmap for degree completion. Upon enrollment, you will be provided an Academic Counselor with expertise in your area of study. This Counselor will assist you throughout the degree completion process. Our graduates tell us that this type of personal support made all the difference in helping them achieve their goal of degree completion.

Successful

Nothing makes us prouder than to see our graduates succeed. In general, earning a degree offers higher earning potential and career advancement over the course of a person's lifetime. Many of our graduates also report increased confidence and a personal sense of satisfaction as a result of completing their degree. That kind of pride and lifelong confidence is priceless! Please see Our Grads at Work for real life success stories!