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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

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

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

September 17th is Constitution Day! Learn more about this important document.

Credential Evaluation

Do you have a professional license or credential issued by a state, national or professional organization that required a proctored exam? If so, you may have demonstrated college-level learning that you had to acquire in order to pass the exam. Our faculty assessors may be able to reverse-engineer the exam and make a credit recommendation for the college course(s) that the learning is equivalent to.

You must be able to supply sufficient information about the content of the examination in order to request evaluation. Credentials submitted for evaluation must have been issued by a state, national or professional organization and obtained through a single qualification exam. Certificates of attendance, non-credit courses, and multi-course programs are not eligible for credential evaluation. Charter Oak accepts credit recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE), Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP), and National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS); there is no need to submit a credential for evaluation if it has been evaluated through one of those processes.

Application and Fees

The application form, with a link to current fees, can be found in the student forms section of Acorn which is accessible to guests. Contact the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Office with any questions.

Points to Consider

  • Discuss your plan with your Academic Advisor. If you already have credit in the subject area of the exam, there is a risk that credit awarded through this process may duplicate some credit already on your transcript.
  • Credit awarded is based on equivalency between college course content and the knowledge assessed on the certification or licensure exam.
  • Your experience is not factored into the assessment, because we look at the exam only, not the training you've had. Your experience may cover a wider range of knowledge than the exam, but the credit recommendation will only be for the content covered by the exam.
  • Course equivalencies are determined by the faculty assessor and cannot be specified by the student. If you require credit for a particular course, then Portfolio Assessment may be a better fit for your needs.