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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 of the 17 Connecticut State College & Universities is an affordable and accessible option for many Connecticut students.

Community College Admission

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An application for admission may be obtained from the Admissions Office at each college or you may apply online at the link below:
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Dual Admission

Offering Dual Admission to students who are planning to enroll at a CSU university after completing an associate's degree.
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An application for admission may be obtained from the Admissions Office at each college or you may apply online at the link below:
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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.

Early Admission

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.

Contact Information

College Website Phone
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 860-738-6330
Norwalk Admissions Office 203-857-7060
Quinebaug Valley Admissions Office 860-932-4002
Three Rivers Admissions Office 860-215-9016
Tunxis Admissions Office 860-773-1490

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.

Contact Information

University Website Phone Email
Central Admissions Office 860.832.2278
Eastern Admissions Office 860.465.5286
Southern Admissions Office 203.392.5644
Western Admissions Office 203.837.9000

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 for more information about programs and credit aggregation.

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Live Chat

Offering Live Online Chat on Monday 1pm-2pm EST and the first Wednesday of every month 4pm-5pm EST
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If you have general questions about COSC, please call 860.515.3701, or e-mail

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).