Hartford Consortium for Higher Education
Charter Oak State College offers its students the opportunity to register for courses at other local institutions. There are courses available in many departments. Many of the courses are offered at Trinity College in Hartford and the University of Hartford in West Hartford. A shorter list of selected courses is also available at the Hartford Seminary, Capital Community College, Manchester Community College, Central Connecticut State University, University of Saint Joseph, Goodwin College, Rensselaer, and the University of Connecticut in West Hartford.
Courses are available on a space- available basis. Full credit is available and generally there are no extra fees. Your advisor will have to give approval and you will need to complete the Consortium Registration form in the Registrar's Office.
There are certain eligibility requirements that students must meet to enroll in courses at other campuses. Full-time COSC students are permitted to take courses in fall and spring, up to 4 per year, but are limited in the types of upper division courses they can take.
Students must check with the COSC registrar before undertaking any cross-registration.
For a list of the courses available for cross-registration and for the list of requirements and restrictions go to the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education website.
Undergraduate students enrolling at COSC from other member institutions cannot take IDS or Capstone Courses. Only five (5) full-time undergraduate students may enroll from other member institutions for courses in the fall or spring semesters, up to 2 courses per semester.
Only one (1) full-time, visiting, graduate student may enroll in one (1) course at Charter Oak State College from other member institutions, during the fall or spring semesters.