Dual Admission

Offering Dual Admission to students who are planning to enroll at a CSU university after completing an associate's degree.

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.

Agreement Information

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

Step 1

Complete the application for admission to one of the 12 community colleges and submit it along with the required application fee directly.
Admission Info

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Submit a completed Dual Admission application (pdf), and the application fee of the participating university that you designate, to the community college.
Application (pdf)

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.


Please contact the admissions office at any of the participating colleges and universities if you have questions or would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
Contact Information


To learn more, contact the admissions office of one of the CSCU campus below.

Connecticut Community Colleges

Campus Contact Website
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

Campus Contact Website
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