Private Postsecondary Occupational Schools with
no physical presence in the State of Connecticut may apply to the
Connecticut Office of Higher Education to offer distance education
programs to CT students (per CT Public Act 21-45). Registration is
effective until December 31, 2021; thereafter, registration must be
renewed on an annual basis.
In order to be considered,
Private Postsecondary Occupational Schools must:
Be approved in the state where domiciled to be
authorized to provide non-credit academic programs that lead to a
certificate or diploma, and be in good standing;
Have a Federal Composite Financial Score of 1.5
or greater. Institutions with scores between 1.0-1.49 will be
reviewed on an individual basis;
Have a student complaints webpage that refers
Connecticut students to the Office of Higher Education to field out
of state complaints.
Pay the annual, non-refundable Connecticut
Out-of-State Application fee. Make checks payable to Treasurer,
State of Connecticut.
The application fee is based upon
the institution’s full-time enrollment (FTE) as follows:
Upon receipt of the application and the
relevant fee, the Executive Director of the Office of Higher
Education will, if all requirements are met, issue a letter of
registration to the school representative that is valid until the
end of the calendar year.
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 707, Hartford, CT
06103-1841, Phone: 860-947-1800