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Community Colleges Open Saturday Hours for Enrollment Assistance

State Seminars

For Immediate Release: 19 October 2022

Connecticut’s 12 community colleges will be open to new and continuing students needing to complete the steps of enrollment on Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees can meet with an advisor, finalize their schedules, and register for classes. 

Many parts of the enrollment process can be completed online. These Saturday hours, however, offer additional convenience for those prospective and current students who may wish to meet with student support staff in-person, but who are unable to connect during regular Monday through Friday business hours. Those who plan to attend should check with their local campus for exact details and information on what to bring. 

Representatives from the admissions, registration, financial aid, cashier and advising offices will be on-hand that day to work with students. Attendees can also learn more about course placement and how best to meet the prerequisites needed to take a class, as well as learn more about paying for college or setting up a payment plan.  In some locations, the campus bookstores may be open for students to buy textbooks and other supplies; specific details will be on each campus website. 

Students intending to apply to a Connecticut community college for the first time should start by applying online. Applications for the upcoming semesters – Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 – can be found at ct.edu/admission. Spring semester classes begin January 20.

Free college through PACT: Pledge to Advance Connecticut is still available 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. 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 think they will quality for need-based aid. The priority deadline for PACT funding is November 15; additional information is available at ct.edu/pact

Attendees can learn more at ctstate.edu/enroll.  

About CT State 

The 12 community colleges in Connecticut are merging in 2023 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. Locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven and North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury and Danbury), Northwestern (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson and Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington). Find out more at www.ctstate.edu/becoming

Contacts: Ann Harrison, Director of Communications & Strategic Marketing, harrisona@ct.edu, Office: 860-723-0637 Cell: 860-578-7963   

Melissa Lamar, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, mlamar@tunxis.edu, Office: 860-773-1407