Charter Oak State College awards credit for successful completion ("C" or 2.0 for undergraduate; "B" or 3.0 for graduate level) of certain programs of college-level instruction 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 instructional programs 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 (ACE) and National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)
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 or NCCRS should have their official transcript sent to the Registrar's Office.
Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP)
The Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP) conducts credit reviews of non-collegiate instruction programs and professional credentials to make credit recommendations when equivalent college-level learning can be verified. Students who have successfully completed a program reviewed for credit by CCAP should have their official transcript sent to the Registrar's Office. Students requesting credit for a credential should submit a Credential Credit Application.
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.