To offer distance education programs to students in Connecticut Private Postsecondary Occupational Schools that do not have a presence in the state can seek registration with the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. This registration is valid until December 31 2021. Must be renewed annually thereafter.
To be eligible for consideration Private Postsecondary Occupational Schools must meet the criteria;
- They should be approved by the state where they are based to provide non credit academic programs leading to certificates or diplomas and their approval status should be in good standing.
- They must have a Federal Composite Financial Score of 1.5 or higher. Institutions with scores between 1.0 1.49 will undergo review.
- They must have a webpage dedicated to handling student complaints directing Connecticut students to contact the Office of Higher Education for out of state complaints.
Payment of the Connecticut Out of State Application fee is required and should be made payable, to Treasurer, State of Connecticut.
The fee for the application depends on the number of full time students enrolled in the institution;
$3,000 for institutions with than 1,999 full time students.
$6,000 for institutions with 2,000 to 9,999 full time students.
$9,000 for institutions, with 10,000 or more full time students.
To apply for out of state approval you can use our form. Please choose the form based on your preferred payment method;
If you are paying by ACH/eCheck please use this form; ACH/eCheck.
If you are paying by credit card please use this form; Credit Cards*.
(*Please note that an additional 3% convenience fee will be applied.)
Once we receive your application and the required fee the Executive Director of the Office of Higher Education will review it. If all requirements are met a registration letter valid until the end of the calendar year will be issued to your school representative.