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About Charter Oak State College

Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College ( is Connecticut’s only public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs in high-demand fields including Health Care Administration, Public Safety Administration, Business Administration, Information Systems and more. Charter Oak students complete degree programs through online courses and alternative approaches to earning credit. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education. The College is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

* Based on ACE Alternative Credit Program Review


How To Apply:

Students who successfully complete any of the Saylor Direct courses can earn credit at Charter Oak State College in accordance with the guidelines below.

Additionally, each course could be used in Charter Oak’s Individualized Studies Concentrations, if paired with other appropriate courses.

Saylor Direct Credit Course Equivalents

Please note that some Saylor Direct Credit courses may be currently unavailable. See an up to date list at

Saylor Academy Course Charter Oak State College Equivalent
BUS208: Principles of Management MGT101 Principles of Management
BUS210: Corporate Communication Business/Free Elective
BUS303: Strategic Information Technology Free/Information Technology Elective
CHEM101: General Chemistry I CHE101 Intro Chemistry (no Lab)
COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication Communication Elective (does not fulfill Oral Comm Gen Ed)
CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I Information Technology/Free Elective
CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II Information Technology/Free Elective
CS302: Software Engineering ITE410 Software Engineering
CS402: Computer Communications and Networks ITE220 Networking
ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics ECO104 Microeconomics
ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics ECO103 Macroeconomics
ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice & World Views Liberal Arts/Gen Ed Elective (will meet ‘Ethics’ Gen Ed)
MA001: College Algebra Liberal Arts Elective (will NOT meet Math requirement)
MA005: Calculus I Calculus
MA121: Introduction to Statistics MAT105 Statistics*
PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy Philosophy/Gen Ed Elective (will meet ‘Ethics’ Gen Ed)
PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics Physics/Natural Science Elective (no lab)*
PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism Physics/Natural Science Elective (no lab)*
POLSC101: Introduction to Political Science Political Science Elective
POLSC201 Introduction to Western Political Thought Political Science Elective
POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics Political Science Elective*
PSYCH101: Introduction to Psychology PSY101 Intro to Psychology; will not satisfy 3 credit req for Major/Concentration
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology SOC101 Prin Sociology; will not satisfy 3 credit req for Major/Concentration


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