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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

Second Baccalaureate Candidates

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may matriculate in Charter Oak State College to pursue a second bachelor's degree, but not an associate degree, with the permission of the Director of Admissions, Lori Gagne Pendleton ( The second degree must be in a different field of study from the first one. Students seeking admission under this program must submit a letter to the Director of Admissions discussing the rationale for pursuing the second degree prior to completing the application.

To earn a second baccalaureate degree a student must:

  • earn a minimum of 30 semester credits subsequent to the award of the initial degree
  • earn at least 15 of the subsequent credits at the upper level in the new Concentration
  • meet all distributive requirements
  • apply no more than 9 credits from the previous degree earned toward the new Concentration

Persons holding a Master of Arts or Master of Science or an earned doctorate must also request approval in writing from the Director of Admissions before applying for a bachelor's degree program.

Concurrent Degree Policy

A student cannot concurrently earn a degree using substantially the same courses at two different institutions. Prior to completing the application, the student must seek approval from the Director of Admissions. The request for approval must include the field of study of the degree being sought at each institution and the courses to be included. The student must demonstrate that s/he will be taking at least 30 credits that are not in the other degree program. The 30 credits must be in the concentration and a minimum of 15-18 must be at the upper level.