Connecticut’s Newest College Now Accepting Applications
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New Britain, CT (October 5, 2022) . . . Connecticut State Community College began accepting applications for its Fall 2023 semester on October 1. CT State, as it is more commonly known, is the result of the pending consolidation of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges. The consolidation will become official July 1, 2023.
Students can access the application at www.ctstate.edu and choose any of the CT State locations across Connecticut. Classes will be held on campus, online, or a combination of both so that students have the maximum flexibility in designing a course schedule. Services for students will also be available both on-ground and virtually.
“Accepting students into Connecticut State Community College for the Fall 2023 semester is the first public step to our launching CT State,” said Tamika L. Davis, Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management. “Anyone planning on attending the new college can apply now; registration for fall classes begins in April.”
Today, the 12 community colleges serve approximately 60,000 students a year. As one institution, CT State will be the largest community college in New England and one of the largest in the nation, as well as the leading provider of higher education in Connecticut.
Students attending CT State will have access to all the programs, services and support that is available today at Connecticut’s community colleges and will benefit from access to classes on any campus, without having to re-apply or transfer and while taking advantage of the unique qualities and offerings of each campus. Aligned statewide programs also mean that prerequisites and courses required to earn certificates and associate degrees are consistent.
Those students who plan on completing an associate degree and then transferring to one of the state universities – Central, Eastern, Southern, Western – or Charter Oak State College can do so through the CSCU Transfer Tickets, without incurring extra expense or requiring extra credits. A student’s course of study can be full-time or part-time and, when coupled with the Transfer Ticket program, can result in the most affordable associate and bachelor’s degrees in the state.
Access to free college through PACT: Pledge to Advance Connecticut will continue to be >offered to graduates of Connecticut’s high schools who have never attended college before. Accessing PACT and any financial aid starts with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Students planning to attend CT State starting in the Fall 2023 should use school code 007635. PACT is not based on household income; all students who plan on attending full or part-time should complete the FAFSA so they can access PACT – even if they do not believe they will qualify for need-based aid.
Each of the 12 CT State campuses have dedicated admissions, financial aid and advising staff that can help students navigate the enrollment process. Assistance can be accessed in person, through video conference or on each location’s website.
CT State will offer a full array of non-credit programs and classes - including those for personal and professional development, and for youth and senior citizens – at its campuses. Lectures, readings, concerts, intramurals and other student and community enrichment activities will be offered, as well.
Connecticut’s 12 community colleges will continue to individually enroll students for the Winter 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 semesters. The application for those terms is available at www.ct.edu/admission.