How to Apply to Charter Oak State College

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All applicants must be 16 years of age or older, and possess a minimum of 9 acceptable college-level credits. Please refer to special information & instructions if you are a military servicemember or spouse, an international student, or pursuing a second bachelor's degree.

  1. Complete the Online Admissions Application now!

    The application fee of $75 (non-refundable) must be included when submitting your application. If you expect any of your transcripts to arrive under an alternate name (i.e. maiden name), please provide that information on your application under "Previous Names".

    We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and E-Check for the application fee.

    Note: if you are applying for a certificate, use our Online Certificate Application.

  2. Request ALL Official Transcripts

    Request that your official transcripts, test scores, and proof of certifications from ALL originating organizations be sent directly to Registrar, Charter Oak State College, 55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT 06053. Transcripts arriving in open envelopes, as an e-mail, or as a fax, are not considered official.

    Electronic Transcript Exchange

    Charter Oak State College partners with eSCRIP-SAFETM Global Network and the National Student Clearinghouse as a receiver of electronic academic transcripts. Charter Oak is able to receive transcripts from any of the participants in the networks electronically.

    Visit the National Student Clearinghouse. If your institution is included as one that can send transcripts through a secure portal, have the transcripts sent to the Registrar at Charter Oak State College,

    How to obtain transcripts for certifications and exams.

  3. Apply for Financial Aid

    Grants and loans are available to help you finance this important life endeaver. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.

  4. Receive Acceptance and Advising Worksheet

    Once your documents have been received, your file will be reviewed. If you have already earned at least 9 credits, you will be accepted as a student. You will then receive an acknowledgement of your acceptance and an evaluation of your credits including how they may fit into a degree plan.

  5. Pay Your Deposit

    The $150 enrollment deposit is your first step towards enrolling in Charter Oak State College. The deposit is non-refundable, and will be applied toward your first semester tuition and fees.

That's it - You're on your way to a degree!

Need Help?

Call (860) 515-3701, or e-mail

Please see our Programs of Study for additional information.

NOTE: A student's file remains active for six months from the date of application. Individuals wishing to matriculate (enroll) after this time must submit a new application and application fee.