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Whether you're looking to earn an associate's degree or enroll in one of our many non-credit programs, the first step toward your new college career at Naugatuck Valley Community College is to complete the admissions process. It's broken down into six easy steps and you can start the process at either of our campuses in Waterbury or Danbury.

Our Admissions Checklist will help guide you through the enrollment process. Don’t worry – we’re here to assist at every step of the way. At NVCC, student success is our expectation!

NVCC WALK-IN DAYS

Walk-In days are an opportunity to complete all of the steps in the enrollment process in one day. See upcoming dates.

GUIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Naugatuck Valley Community College is committed to providing equal education opportunity and full participation for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADA Amendments Act of 2011, and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Download Guide.

NVCC's main campus, located at 750 Chase Parkway in Waterbury, is equipped with over 1,100 networked computers; well-appointed classrooms and laboratories; a range of student activities; a full-service cafeteria; a library; two theaters; music, art and dance studios; and one of only three observatories in Connecticut. Campus buildings are surrounded by vibrant gardens and the Glacier Ridge Trail on the western edge of campus.

NVCC's Admissions Office, located in Kinney Hall, Room K500, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterbury Campus - 6 Easy Steps

Step 1: Apply for Admission

You can complete your application online or by downloading and submitting an application form. The application fee is $20.

When applying online there are 4 types of applications from which to choose:

  • If you were referred to the Manufacturing Program by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, choose the Manufacturing application and the Fall Term.
  • If you are a new student to NVCC, choose the new student application.  $20 application fee applies.
  • If you have ever attended another college or university, choose the transfer student application. $20 application fee applies unless you have paid the fee at another CT community college.
  • If you are in high school and will be taking a class while still in high school through the College Career Pathways program, choose CCP only 

If you're a new, transfer or manufacturing applicant pursuing a degree at NVCC, please include supporting documents with your application:

  • Proof of High School Completion: High school diploma, GED, or official high school transcript with date of graduation.
  • Proof of Immunization: State law requires all degree-seeking students born after December 31, 1956 to submit immunization documentation for two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Those born after December 31, 1979 are required to submit immunization documentation for two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox).
  • Official College Transcripts: You must submit official transcripts to qualify for transfer credits.  Unofficial transcripts may be submitted to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements.
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (Optional): You may submit scores to waive testing and determine your math and English placement. (Minimum SAT score of 500 in math and/or 450 in Critical Reading or Writing is required; minimum ACT score of 18 in math and/or 21 in English or 47 in English and reading combined is required.)

Complete application packets will receive priority processing.

Applications and supporting documents may be faxed to 203-596-8766, scanned and emailed to transcripts4admissions@nv.edu or delivered/mailed to:

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Admissions, Room K500
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708


Selective Admissions Program Fact Sheets and Applications

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Concerned about paying for college? All degree-seeking students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. NVCC's federal school code is 006982.

Required: All personal and contact information entered into the college application and FAFSA application must be exactly the same. If abbreviations are used they must be entered identically in both applications (examples: address abbreviations like st. or ave., full name including Jr)

Step 3: Placement Testing

Taking the Accuplacer® Assessment Test will help determine which math and English classes are right for you. This step is required unless placement testing has been waived.

Test appointments for the Waterbury Campus are scheduled online. Study guides and other resources to help you prepare for the test are available at NVCC's Testing Center.

MINIMUM SCORE REQUIREMENTS to be WAIVED from TESTING
SAT’s ACT’s
Test date prior to March 2016:
500 in Math and/or score of
450 in Critical Reading or Writing.
Test date March 2016 or later:
530 in Math and/or score of
26 in Writing Language, 25 in Reading or 510 in Evidence Based Reading/Writing.
18 in Math
21 in English or
47 in English and Reading combined.

Step 4: START Session

If you're a new degree-seeking student, you must schedule a START Session (Student Testing, Advising, Registration and Tuition).

Testing is included at Express START Walk-ins only.

Scheduling details are included in your acceptance email.

Step 5: Register for Classes

In order to register for classes, you must be accepted to the College.

If you're a new degree-seeking student, the only time to register is during your START Session. If you're a transfer or non-degree student, you can register for classes online.

Step 6: Pay Your Tuition

Your final step is to make a payment.

Payment options include cash, check and credit card (VISA, MasterCard and Discover). An Installment Payment Plan is also available.

If you've received a financial aid award, you may not have to make a payment; please discuss payment responsibilities with financial aid staff.

NVCC's Danbury Campus is enrolling record numbers of students who want a close, affordable college degree that can be easily transferred to four-year institutions. Conveniently located in Danbury’s vibrant downtown, the campus is easy to get to and within walking distance of local bus routes, the train station, the Danbury Public Library, restaurants and other amenities. Our new and expanded facilityis now open at 190 Main Street offering spacious classrooms, labs, student lounge, expanded services and an on-site library.

If you have questions about the admissions process, the Administrative Office at our current 190 Main Street location is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Danbury Campus - 6 Easy Steps

Step 1: Apply for Admission

You can complete your application online or by downloading and submitting an application form. The application fee is $20.

When applying online there are 4 types of applications from which to choose:

  • If you were referred to the Manufacturing Program by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, choose the Manufacturing application and the Fall Term.
  • If you are a new student to NVCC, choose the new student application.  $20 application fee applies.
  • If you have ever attended another college or university, choose the transfer student application. $20 application fee applies unless you have paid the fee at another CT community college.
  • If you are in high school and will be taking a class while still in high school through the College Career Pathways program, choose CCP only 

If you're a new, transfer or manufacturing applicant pursuing a degree at NVCC, please include supporting documents with your application:

  • Proof of High School Completion: High school diploma, GED, or official high school transcript with date of graduation.
  • Proof of Immunization: State law requires all degree-seeking students born after December 31, 1956 to submit immunization documentation for two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Those born after December 31, 1979 are required to submit immunization documentation for two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox).
  • Official College Transcripts: You must submit official transcripts to qualify for transfer credits.  Unofficial transcripts may be submitted to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements.
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (Optional): You may submit scores to waive testing and determine your math and English placement. (Minimum SAT score of 500 in math and/or 450 in Critical Reading or Writing is required; minimum ACT score of 18 in math and/or 21 in English or 47 in English and reading combined is required.)

Complete application packets will receive priority processing.

Applications and supporting documents may be faxed to 203-798-9682, scanned and emailed to transcripts4admissions@nv.edu or delivered/mailed to:

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Danbury Campus
Administrative Office
190 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Selective Admissions Program Fact Sheets and Applications

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Concerned about paying for college? All degree-seeking students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. The College's federal school code is 006982.

A financial aid representative is available at NVCC's Danbury Campus every other Friday. Please call 203-797-9361 for details.

Step 3: Placement Testing

Taking the Accuplacer® Assessment Test will help determine which math and English classes are right for you. This step is required unless placement testing has been waived.

Please review the testing schedule for the Danbury Campus and call 203-797-9361 to schedule and appointment. All tests are administered in Room PC1 (Computer Lab).

Study guides and other resources to help you prepare for the test are available at NVCC's Testing Center.

MINIMUM SCORE REQUIREMENTS to be WAIVED from TESTING
SAT’s ACT’s
Test date prior to March 2016:
500 in Math and/or score of
450 in Critical Reading or Writing.
Test date March 2016 or later:
530 in Math and/or score of
26 in Writing Language, 25 in Reading or 510 in Evidence Based Reading/Writing.
18 in Math
21 in English or
47 in English and Reading combined.

Step 4: Advising Session

If you're a new degree-seeking student, you must schedule an advising session prior to starting classes. It will also include schedule building, registering for classes and paying your tuition.

At NVCC's Danbury Campus, sessions are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Step 5: Register for Classes

In order to register for classes, you must be accepted to the College.

If you're a new, degree-seeking student, the only time to register is during your advising session. If you're a transfer or non-degree student, you can register for classes online.

Step 6: Pay Your Tuition

Your final step is to make a payment.

Payment options include cash, check and credit card (VISA, MasterCard and Discover). An Installment Payment Plan is also available.

If you've received a financial aid award, you may not have to make a payment; please discuss payment responsibilities with financial aid staff.