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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Graduate Admission Policies and Matriculation

The application for admission is completed online. Upon receipt of the application and non-refundable application fee, the College will issue an email acknowledging the application Official transcripts from each college/university, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, representing all previous academic work must be requested by the applicant and sent directly to the College. Applicants have up to 60 days to submit all required documentation. If the file is not completed within this timeframe, the application will be cancelled.

Once all admissions' documents have been received, the applicant’s file will be forwarded to the Graduate Admissions committee for review. The applicant will be notified via email of the admissions decision.

Charter Oak State College seeks to serve all persons regardless of race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and employment policies as well as in the policies governing all programs that it offers or administers.

NOTE: Students must have proof of a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (e.g., G.E.D.) to be eligible to receive Title IV student financial aid.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or international institution equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited institution, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students with gpas between 2.7 and 3.0 may apply. Their acceptance will be based on their essay and work experience. If accepted, they need to earn grades of B or better in their first two courses to continue on in the program.

In addition:

  • One essay, 500 words in length describing the applicant’s:specific career goals and objectives and  motivation to pursue an advanced degree.
  • A professional resume
  • Individual graduate programs may require incoming students to have successfully completed additional undergraduate course prerequisites or approved review course prior to starting their program. These prerequisites, if required by the program, are identified on the respeective academic program pages on the Charter Oak website and in the Charter Oak State College Catalog.