Undergraduate Concurrent Degree Policy
An undergraduate student may earn an associate degree from another institution while earning a bachelor's degree from Charter Oak State College. The student should work closely with their academic advisor when pursuing both degrees.
An undergraduate student cannot concurrently earn a degree using substantially the same courses at two different institutions. If a student is earning a bachelor's degree at another institution, the student must notify Charter Oak State College's Admissions Office upon applying to Charter Oak State College . The fields of study must be substantially different.
The student will need to take at least 30 credits that are not in the other degree program. The 30 credits that are different must be in the concentration/major and a minimum of 15-18 must be upper division.
Once accepted at Charter Oak State College, if a student wants to earn a concurrent degree at another institution, the student must notify the Registrar's Office. This notification must include the field of study of the degree at the other institution and the courses being taken toward the degree. The student will need to earn at least 30 credits that are not in the other degree program (as above).
The Registrar will either grant or deny permission to earn concurrent degrees. If the student does not have permission from the Registrar to earn concurrent degrees and the student does earn a second degree concurrently, then the student may be denied a degree from Charter Oak State College.