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Registration Guide 2019-2020

Norwalk Community College (NCC) offers more than 50 Associate Degree programs designed to help you succeed in today’s job market. You can use your associate degree as a career credential or continue on for a four-year degree. In fact, many of our graduates do transfer to four-year colleges in their junior year, greatly reducing the overall cost of their college education.

NCC also offers 20 Certificate programs, each designed to help you obtain specific skills, earn an important academic credential, or pursue an interest in greater depth. View our Step by Step Guide here.

Summer 2019 Registration – Courses beginning July 8 are still available.

Overview of the Application + Registration Process

Applying and registering for classes differs slightly based on your current status. Please click on the tab that best matches what type of student you are to view detailed instructions specific to you.

Step 1. Applying to NCC

Please submit a new student application. New students may apply online, or submit a paper application in person or via mail or fax. An application may be obtained from the Admissions Package page of this web site. Credit card payment is required for online and fax-in applications.

Immunization Requirements

The Admissions office also needs proof of high school graduation or GED accreditation if you are applying to an NCC certificate or degree program or if you are seeking financial aid. Financial Aid (Pell Grant) may be available for Summer for new students. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 203.857.7023 for more information.

Step 2. Placement Testing or Waiver

Students who have not earned college credit in English and Math and do not meet SAT score requirements are required to take our basic skills placement test. Placement test appointments can be made online. You will need to have your student ID number and a valid email address.

Your student ID number will be provided to you after you apply and receive your admissions acknowledgment email. Your ID number will begin with the @ symbol, and is not to be confused with your G number.

View SAT/ACT/AP Exemptions

Students who have college credits may be exempt from the placement test. In order for the placement test to be waived and to demonstrate that you have the prerequisites for NCC courses, bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts with you when applying for admission and when registering for classes.

Step 3. Attend a PAW Session

First time college students must attend a Panther Advising Workshop (PAW) prior to registration for classes. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

New Students may need to wait 24 hours for access to their online myCommNet student account.

Re-admit students only:

If you have not taken classes at the college for two or more years you are required to complete the re-admit section of the admissions application prior to registering for classes. There is no fee for re-admission.

Please contact the Financial Aid office at 203.857.7023 or stop by East 105 for information about Financial Aid.

Step 1. Registering for Classes

Current and Re-admit students in a degree program should contact their faculty academic advisor for a registration appointment.

Current and Re-admit non-degree students can come to an Open Advising and Registration session, or contact the Academic Counseling Center for a registration appointment. General Studies students can come to an Open Advising and Registration session, or contact the Student Success Center for an appointment.

Online Registration: After meeting with an advisor, all Current and Re-admit students can register online with their NetID beginning November 1st. Re-admit students may need to wait 24 hours for access to their online myCommNet account.

Immunization Requirements

Step 1. Applying to NCC

Please submit a new student application. New students may apply online, or submit a paper application in person or via mail or fax. An application may be obtained from the Admissions Package page of this web site. Credit card payment is required for online and fax-in applications.

Immunization Requirements

The Admissions office also needs proof of high school graduation or GED accreditation if you are applying to an NCC certificate or degree program or if you are seeking financial aid. Financial Aid (Pell Grant) may be available for Summer for new students. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 203.857.7023 for more information.

Step 2. Placement Testing or Waiver

Transfer-in students who have not earned college level credit in English and Math and do not meet SAT score requirements are required to take our basic skills placement test. Placement test appointments can be online. You will need to have your student ID number and a valid email address. Your student ID number will be provided to you after you apply and receive your admissions acknowledgment email.

Your ID number will begin with the @ symbol, and is not to be confused with your G number. If you are a transferring in from a Connecticut Community College please inform the Admissions office when applying to the college.

View SAT/ACT/AP Exemptions

Students who are transferring in with college credits in English and Math may be exempt from the placement test. In order for placement test to be waived and to demonstrate that you have the prerequisites for NCC courses, bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts with you when applying for admission and when registering for classes.

Step 3. Registering For Classes

If you were required to take a placement test, registration instructions will be given to you upon completion of the exam.

If placement testing is waived, contact the Academic Counseling Center for a registration appointment or register at an Open Advising registration session. SAT scores or unofficial copies of transcripts verifying placement test waiver or pre-requisites are required for registration.

Transfer-in students are encouraged to register in person, and may need to wait 24 hours for access to their online myCommNet student accounts using their NetID.

Step 4. Transferring Credits Into NCC

Students transferring credits into the college may complete registration with copies of their unofficial transcripts prior to officially transferring in credits.

In order to officially transfer in credits an official copy of the transcripts must be sent to the Admissions office, and a Transcript Evaluation Request form must be completed. The Transcript Evaluation Request form is also located at the Academic Counseling Center office, Room E104 and should be dropped off there after it is completed. All transfer-in inquires should also be directed to the Academic Counseling Center.

Step 1. Applying to NCC

Please submit a new student application. You may apply online or in person. Due to FERPA laws, NCC encourages all students to use this website for admissions and registration information. Third party transactions are not permissible.

Immunization Requirements

Step 2. Registering for Classes

It is recommended that guest students register online*. In order to register online you must set up your NetID. You will need to have your student ID number.

Your student ID number will be provided to you after you apply and receive your admissions acknowledgment email. Students may need to wait 24 hours for access to myCommNet student accounts using their NetID. (Your ID number will begin with the @ symbol, and is not to be confused with your G number.)

*Before being able to register online (requires a NetID), your transcripts must first be reviewed and your eligibility for the course verified by your Department Chair or Division Director. Then you may receive permission from the program coordinator to register online. Guest students then need to send copies of their transcripts to the Department Chair or Division Director who will verify that they have met the pre-requisites for the course. Please include in the email the student ID number, and the information for the course that you are seeking. This includes the course CRN number, section number, and title of course. Course information can be found on the course schedule.

If you need assistance with this process, or would like further information on other registration options, please contact the Academic Counseling Center (203.857.7033)

Department Chairs

Name \ Email Department Office
John Alvord Art Architecture and Design W106g
Forrest Helvie Academic Enrichment + First Year Experience W209H
Michele Barber Science W106k
William O’Connell English W108
Hannah Moeckel-Rieke ESL E206
Tom Duffy Computer Science W250
Steven Glazer Social/Behavioral Science W106h
Tom Jackson Business W207
Elizabeth Glatt Mathematics W106a
Susan Seidell Humanities W106
Tanisha Tyson Nursing H108

If you are looking for courses to increase your knowledge and enhance your marketable skills, Continuing Education and Workforce Development courses may meet your needs.

Former students please come to the Records Office with a valid photo ID so we can reset your password for online access to your student account.

For more information on Continuing Education and Workforce Development Courses click here.

Registration Options

Register Online

The fastest + easiest way to register for classes

Skip the lines. Register for classes at your convenience.

In Person

Records Office is located on East Campus, Room 102

Registration Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Friday:
9:00 am – 3:45 pm


  • Please arrive at the Records Office with a signed Registration form 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • In-Person Registration Requires an Advisor’s Signature on the Registration Form
  • A meeting with your advisor is strongly encouraged before registering for classes
  • Log-in to myCommNet and print your detailed degree evaluation prior to meeting with your advisor
  • Find your faculty academic advisor