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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Graduate Admission Requirements

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.

The requirements for admission as a degree candidate are that the applicant:

  • 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, professional recommendations, 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.
  • Three years of relevant work experience required, five preferred.
  • One essay, 500 -750 words in length describing the applicant’s:
    • specific career goals and objectives and your motivation to pursue an advanced degree, and
    • professional experience and/or projects
  • A professional resume
  • Students should have successfully completed an undergraduate level statistics course. Students who have not done so will be required to successfully complete a non-credit, online statistics course as defined by Charter Oak State College by the beginning of their second term of the program to remain in the program.

Note: Students who provide false information on their application or on their financial aid application or provide false transcripts will not be accepted.  If students, after being accepted, provide false information to the college, they will be dismissed.

The application for admission may be completed online. Upon receipt of the application and non-refundable application fee, the College will issue an email acknowledging the application and provide the prospective student with a user name and password to access ACORN, the College’s student portal. 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.

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 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.