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Charter Oak celebrated Constitution Day 2015 with Online Lecture
History professor Dr. Richard Gerber presented "The 14th Amendment - Then & Now"

Evening Event: Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs
Feed your Career with Dinner & this Presentation: "Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs" by Patrick Flaherty (CTDOL) on 10/7

Learning Studio Nights @ Charter Oak: Work, Study, Engage
Need to study away from distractions? Come to our Learning Studio Nights! Study, work, & get academic coaching! Events on 10/14, 10/28 & more!

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

Credit for Prior Learning - Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Want to get credit for what you already know? Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the way to do that. Use PLA to earn your degree sooner while saving money.

Perhaps you're wondering how long it will take you to complete your degree and whether you can get some credit for what you've already learned. You're in the right place; Charter Oak State College was designed for the adult student and we recognize that you've learned a lot along the way. It doesn't necessarily matter where, when or how you learned something; if it matches a college course we can probably help you prove that and get credit for it.

We recognize that college-level learning can take place outside the traditional college classroom and have the processes in place to help you get credit for that learning:

Examples of How to Get Credit for Prior Learning (video)

PLA Scholarships are available to help you - go to Student Forms on ACORN (you will need to log in to access this page).

See how the Connecticut Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative involves credit for prior learning.