Community College Admission
An 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 open door admissions policy offers 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 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.
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.
|Naugatuck Valley||Admissions Office||203-575-8040|
|Northwestern CT||Admissions Office||860-738-6330|
|Quinebaug Valley||Admissions Office||860-412-7220|
|Three Rivers||Admissions Office||860-383-5260|
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.
Charter Oak State College Admission
Charter Oak State College (COSC), the state's only public, fully online, college is an option for many students. Please visit their website www.charteroak.edu for more information about programs and credit aggregation.
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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).