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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Credit for Non-Collegiate Training and Instructional Programs

Charter Oak State College awards credit for successful completion ("C", or 2.0, level or higher for undergraduate credit and "B", or 3.0, level or higher for graduate credit) of certain college-level non-collegiate workforce training conducted by organizations that are not accredited institutions of higher education. These include some courses offered by the U.S. Armed Services, business and industry, professional groups, governmental and nonprofit agencies, and some professional credentials. All grades or scores reflecting the outcome of non-collegiate workforce training must be official documents sent directly from the issuing agency to Charter Oak State College. The student is responsible for initiating a request that the official report or transcript be issued.

American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service and National College Credit Recommendation Service

When a credit review by its own faculty has not been made, the College may consider the credit recommendations issued by the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) or the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Students who have successfully completed a program reviewed for credit by ACE CREDIT or NCCRS should have their official transcript sent to the Registrar's Office.

Connecticut Credit Assessment Program

The Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP) conducts credit reviews of non-collegiate workforce training and instructional programs to make credit recommendations when equivalent college-level learning at the “C” (2.0) level or higher for undergraduate credit and “B” (3.0) level or higher for graduate credit can be verified. Students who have successfully completed a program that has undergone a CCAP review should have their official transcript sent to the Registrar's Office.

Military Service School Courses

Charter Oak State College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College. Courses evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) may be considered for credit towards a Charter Oak State College degree, provided they fall within the time frame evaluated by ACE. Official reports of college-level courses completed in the U.S. Armed Services are issued from a variety of sources.

Students requesting credit for their military training should have their military transcript sent to the Registrar's Office. Official military transcripts can be obtained for each branch of service including active duty, guard, reserve and veterans as follows:
Joint Services Transcript – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
Community College of the Air Force – Air Force
Contact the Admissions Office for transcripts from other US Military sources.

Other External Credit Reviews of Non-Collegiate Training and Instructional Programs

Charter Oak State College may, at its discretion, upon review by faculty and approval of the Provost award credit for non-collegiate instruction, including professional credentials, based upon a credit recommendation made by another regionally accredited institution of higher learning.


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