FEMA Credit Announcement:
As of June 1, 2020, Charter Oak State College will no longer accept in transfer FEMA Independent Study (IS) Courses. These courses will also not be accepted in our Credit Registry program. The College will continue to accept the FEMA courses that have been reviewed for credit by ACE. Please note: These are not the same as the FEMA IS courses.
Students will have until 5/1/2020 to take the FEMA IS courses. They will then have until 6/1/2020 to send their transcripts to Charter Oak. No FEMA transcripts with IS courses will be accepted after 6/1/2020.
Credit Registry Service:
Charter Oak State College offers a credit evaluation and record-keeping service for people who wish to accumulate credits on a transcript for the purpose of professional certification or development.
Only individuals who do not wish to earn a degree from Charter Oak State College, but need to maintain records of their continuing professional education, would benefit from our credit registry. Registry students will have up to one year (after applying) to add credits to the registry. After one year, in order to add more credits, students must pay the reactivation fee. College fees change on July 1 each year.
Individuals wishing to pursue the Credit Registry must complete the registry form, make payment, and have all official transcripts sent directly to Charter Oak State College. Once all credits are entered onto the registry transcript, students will be able to request a transcript free of charge. Credit Registry transcription is permanent. The credits will always be available on the registry transcript, even after the one year period has ended.
The Credit Registry typically includes:
- standardized examinations in meeting certain Connecticut certification requirements;
- completed non-collegiate programs that have been evaluated for credit by the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP); and
- completed non-collegiate programs or courses that have been approved for credit by the American Council on Education, Charter Oak State College faculty or the National College Credit Recommendation Service.
The registry does not include international transcripts or credit bearing transcripts from other regionally accredited colleges.