With more than 1,200 degree and certificate programs and the lowest sticker price for higher education in the state, exploring your passion at any one of the 17 Connecticut State College & Universities (ConnSCU) is an affordable and accessible option for many Connecticut students.
Community College Admission
ApplicationsAn application for admission may be obtained from the Admissions Office at each college or you may apply online at the link below:
Open Door Policy
The Connecticut Community Colleges' open door admissions policy offers the opportunity for admission to the state's community colleges to every high school graduate or anyone holding a high school equivalency diploma (GED) without requiring Scholastic Aptitude Tests. Some programs such as Nursing require specific preparation for admission, and therefore have special requirements. Students enrolling in a major for an associate degree are required to take a college placement test to ensure proper class placement.
Applications are accepted for credit programs on a year-round basis for Fall (late August/September), Spring (January) or optional Summer (June) Sessions.
High school students can be accepted for early admission and may also participate in the High School Partnership program and the College Careers Pathways (Tech Prep) program through their local high school. Each college's Admissions Director can provide information on High School Partnerships and the college program coordinators work with the high school counseling offices throughout the state.
|Asnuntuck||Admissions Office 860.253.3010|
|Capital||Admissions Office 860.906.5140|
|Gateway||Admissions Office 203.285.2010|
|Housatonic||Admissions Office 203.332.5100|
|Manchester||Admissions Office 860.512.3210|
|Middlesex||Admissions Office 860.343.5719|
|Naugatuck Valley||Admissions Office 203.575.8040|
|Northwestern CT||Admissions Office 203.285.2010|
|Norwalk||Admissions Office 203.857.7060|
|Quinebaug Valley||Admissions Office 860.412.7220|
|Three Rivers||Admissions Office 860.383.5260|
|Tunxis||Admissions Office 860.255.3555|
State University Admission
Admission to the Connecticut State Universities is competitive, and each university has its own application and admissions process. Please visit the admission pages below for more details.
|Central||Admissions Office 860.832.2278|
|Eastern||Admissions Office 860.465.5286|
|Southern||Admissions Office 203.392.5644|
|Western||Admissions Office 203.837.9000|
CSU Admission 2015
The Connecticut State Universities have adopted new minimum standards for admission beginning with the incoming freshmen of 2015 at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western. These standards reflect the requirements of today's competitive global economy, the societal and workplace needs for critical thinking skills and core competencies, and the increased role of technological know-how in all aspects of life.
Charter Oak State College Admission
Apply OnlineApply online for admission to Charter Oak
Charter Oak State College (COSC), the state's only public, fully online, college is an option for many students. Please visit their website for more information about programs and credit aggregation.
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For General Questions
If you have general questions about COSC, please call 860.515.3701, or e-mail email@example.com.
New England Regional Tuition Compact
By agreement with the New England Board of Education (NEBHE), a Connecticut student may choose to study at an out-of-state public institution at a discount when a study program is not offered at an in-state institution. At certain colleges, students may also qualify when the out-of-state college is closer to home than the in-state college offering the same program. For more information visit the New England Board for Higher Education website.
If you have questions about whether you qualify as an in-state or out-of-state student for tuition purposes, please review the Connecticut General Statutes regarding residency (pdf).