About Dual Admission
It has never been easier to start your higher education at one of Connecticut's 12 community colleges and finish at Central, Eastern, Southern or Western Connecticut State University. The Dual Admission program makes it easy to outline your path to success, and take advantage of exceptional program benefits.
How to Begin Campus Contacts
Who is eligible?
- students who plan to earn an associate's degree from a Connecticut Community Colleges in 5 years or less.
- students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a Connecticut State University within 2 years of completing an associate degree.
- students who have earned 15 or fewer transferable college credits at the community college at the time of application.
- Guaranteed Admission
Students are guaranteed admission to the selected CSU institution upon completion of their associate degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Specific academic and professional programs may have additional admission requirements.
- Coordinated Academic Advising
While completing the associate degree, students receive personalized advising from both community college and university advisors to ensure appropriate coursework is completed and that all credits taken apply toward their bachelor's.
- Library Access
Students have full library privileges at the university designated, even while completing their associate degree.
- Registration Preference
After earning and associate degree, students are given course registration and on-campus housing options equivalent to university juniors.
- Smooth Transition
Students enjoy a smooth transition because they take classes that will transfer, have met regularly with university staff, have become familiar with academic policies, and know which upper-level classes they need at the university.
The April 22, 2009 Transfer Compact Agreement between the Connecticut State Universities (CSU) and the Connecticut Community Colleges guides the implementation of the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on March 29, 2007. The Transfer Compact is for students who identify early in their college careers that they wish to earn a bachelor degree at one of the universities after completing an associate degree at one of the community colleges.
Agreement (pdf) Glossary (pdf) Appeals Process (pdf)
How to Begin
Complete the application for admission to one of the 12 community colleges and submit it along with the required application fee directly.
Submit to the community college an official copy of your high school transcript or GED and copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities.
The Dual Admission application must be signed by a community college advisor before being forwarded to the designated university by the community college contact. You are required to meet with a community college advisor.
What happens next?
Community college personnel will review your submitted Dual Admission application and send it to the Office of Admissions at the designated Connecticut State University institution. You will be notified by the university to confirm your status as a Dual Admission student.
To learn more, contact the admissions office of one of the CSCU campus below.
Connecticut Community Colleges
|Asnuntuck Community College||Tim St. James, 860-253-3087||Visit Website|
|Capital Community College||Sabrina Adams-Roberts, 860-906-5040||Visit Website|
|Gateway Community College||Maria Nosel and Tina McHugh, 203-285-2210, 203-285.2093||Visit Website|
|Housatonic Community College||Marilyn Wehr, 203-332-5042||Visit Website|
|Manchester Community College||Peter Harris, Robert Turner, 860-512-3210, 860-512-3328||Visit Website|
|Middlesex Community College||Mensimah Shabazz and Gail Russell, 860-343-5719||Visit Website|
|Naugatuck Valley Community College||Ben Mattheis or Chris DelGrego, 203-575-8121, 203-575-8192||Visit Website|
|Northwestern CT Community College||Ruth Gonzales and Randi Camirand, 860-738-6330||Visit Website|
|Norwalk Community College||Orlando Soto, 203-857-7060||Visit Website|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Pamela Brown, 860-412-7221||Visit Website|
|Three Rivers Community College||Kathleen Gray and Rhonda Spaziani, 860-885-2328, 860-383-5265||Visit Website|
|Tunxis Community College||Kelly Pittman, 860-255-3555||Visit Website|
Connecticut State Universities
|Central Connecticut State University||Myrna Garcia-Bowen and Doug Benoit, 860-832-2285, 860-832-2286||Visit Website|
|Eastern Connecticut State University||Chris Dorsey and Alison LoPriore, 860-465-4398, 860-465-5578||Visit Website|
|Southern Connecticut State University||Paula Kennedy and Frank LaDore, 203-392-5651 , 203-392-8888||Visit Website|
|Western Connecticut State University||Nicole Kullber and Zachary Frangos, 203-837-9007, 203-837-8245||Visit Website|