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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.