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Step 1A: Fill out an application for admission (includes required nursing, radiology, physical therapy and respiratory care applications *)

Degree-seeking students must present additional documents in addition to their NVCC application in order to be accepted to the College. Complete application packets include: an application, $20 fee or waiver, proof of high school completion or GED and immunization documents.  Complete application packets will receive priority processing.   

Non-degree students only need an application and their $20 application fee.  Unofficial transcripts should also be provided to waive placement testing and/or waive course prerequisite requirements.

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Deliver or mail your application to:

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

A non-refundable $20 application fee is due when you submit your application.

Selective admissions program fact sheets and applications

  • Nursing program (fact sheet
  • Physical therapist assistant program (fact sheet) no longer accepting application for 2014
  • Radiologic technology program (fact sheet) no longer accepting applications for 2014
  • Respiratory care assistant program (fact sheet) no longer accepting applications for 2014
  • We always welcome visitors. Stop by the Information Center on the 5th floor of Kinney Hall for applications and general college information.

Step 1B: Submit documents

All degree seeking students must submit the following before being admitted to the College.  Non-degree, winter and summer students skip to Step 3.

Immunization Records

Proof of Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Immunity

All students born after December 31, 1956: Connecticut State Law requires that all full-time (degree-seeking and non-degree/non-matriculating) and part-time matriculating students enrolled in postsecondary schools be adequately protected against measles, mumps and rubella. 

All full-time and matriculating students, except those born in the continental United States prior to January 1, 1980 must provide proof of immunization against Varicella (chicken pox). 

Student must have two (2) doses of each vaccine administered at least one (1) month apart to insure adequate immunization.

Download the Proof of Immunization form.

Unless these records are received by the Admissions Office, you will only be able to register as a non-degree/non-matriculated student. Non-degree/non-matriculated students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

The following proof will be accepted:

  • a physician’s statement indicating date of vaccination
  • laboratory evidence (blood test) demonstrating immunity
  • a copy of a primary/secondary school health record showing dates of immunization(s)
  • a physician’s statement indicating that immunization is inadvisable due to a medical consideration
  • a statement that such immunization would be contrary to religious beliefs. 
Proof of high school completion

To be admitted into a degree program, you must show one of the following as proof of high school completion:

  • high school diploma with date of graduation
  • final high school transcript with date of graduation
  • GED.

These may be:

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

Connecticut high school seniors who apply before May for the coming fall semester may be accepted prior to their actual graduation date. This allows you to take the Accuplacer Assessment (placement test), complete your advising appointment and register early.  Proof of high school completion must be provided by July 7th of your graduation year.

The earlier you complete the admission and registration process the more course choices and scheduling options you will have.

College transcripts

If you attended another college or university, official transcripts are required to transfer credits to NVCC. Unofficial transcripts can be used to waive placement testing and for advising purposes. In case we haven't received your official transcripts in time for your START session, you should bring an unofficial copy can to the sessions to be used for advising purposes. Official transcripts must be received by NVCC in their original sealed envelope with a registrar's stamp.

Get directions to the college.

Official Transcripts may be dropped off in person in Room K500 of Charles B. Kinney Hall or mailed to:

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

SAT scores
  • If you have taken the SAT test, you may submit your test scores to be considered for a waiver from the placement test.
  • Minimum scores needed for consideration: math score of 500 or higher and/or critical reading or writing score of 450 or higher.
  • With an SAT score of 500-549 in math a student is eligible to register for the following math courses:
    • MAT*H121 Applications for Business and Other Careers
    • MAT*H135 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
    • MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra
  • With an SAT score of 550 or higher in math a student is eligible to register for the following math courses:
    • MAT*H143 Math for Elementary Ed: Algebra, Number Systems
    • MAT*H144 Math for Elementary Ed: Geometry, Data
    • MAT*H146 Math for Liberal Arts
    • MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics
    • MAT*H172 College Algebra
  • Any math course higher than MAT*H172 requires AccuPlacer testing for placement or by providing proof of the course pre requisite with corresponding grade(please review course descriptions in the college catalog for more details)
  • With an SAT score of 450 or higher in critical reading or writing a student is eligible to register for the following English course:
    •  ENG*H101 English Composition
ACT scores
  • If you have taken the ACT test, you may submit your test scores to be considered for a waiver from the placement test.
  • Minimum scores needed for consideration: math score of 18 or higher and/or English score of 21 or higher, or 47 in English and Reading (combined) is needed. 
  • With an ACT math score of 18-21 a student is eligible to register for the following math courses:
    • MAT*H121 Applications for Business and Other Careers
    • MAT*H135 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
    • MAT*H137 Intermediate Algebra
  • With an ACT math score of 22 or higher a student is eligible to register for the following math courses:
    • MAT*H143 Math for Elementary Ed: Algebra, Number Systems
    • MAT*H144 Math for Elementary Ed: Geometry, Data
    • MAT*H146 Math for Liberal Arts
    • MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics
    • MAT*H172 College Algebra
  • Any math course higher than MAT*H172 requires AccuPlacer testing for placement or by providing proof of the course pre requisite with corresponding grade(please review course descriptions in the college catalog for more details)
  • With an ACT English score of 21 or higher or a score of 47 in English and Reading (combined) a student is eligible to register for the following English course:
    • ENG*H101 English Composition

Please note: Before registering for courses new students are required to meet with an advisor prior to the registration of any courses. It is recommended that transfer and non-degree seeking students also meet with an adviser prior to course registration.

All of the above should be sent to:

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

Step 2: Apply for financial aid (optional)

We encourage all degree seeking students who are concerned about paying for college out of pocket to apply for financial aid.  Financial Aid is not available to summer, winter or non-degree students.

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens up a world of funding options including grants, low‐cost federal loans, work-study opportunities and scholarships.

*New students should apply for financial aid as soon as possible. They may begin the FAFSA application prior to applying to NVCC.

Why should you apply for financial aid?

  • Why not? You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
  • Because you want to get as much assistance as possible in paying for college.
  • If you don't apply, you'll never know how much you might get.

Important information to remember when applying

  • FAFSAs for the upcoming college year are accepted beginning January 1.
  • Submit your application as close to January 1 as possible because the earlier your FAFSA gets in, gets processed, and gets done, the more eligible you are for grants and scholarships, which have a limited pool of money that's first come, first served.
  • The FAFSA takes as little as 30 minutes to complete, and you can complete it before your taxes are done using estimated figures.
  • Include NVCC in Section H on the FAFSA. Our Title IV Code is 006982. This ensures that NVCC will receive a copy of your eligibility information when you do, which speeds up your financial aid process.
  • Read, read, and read. Avoid pitfalls and unnecessary delays in receiving your financial aid by reading and responding quickly to requests for more information.
  • The financial aid process can feel overwhelming if you're new to it. Don't hesitate to contact our financial aid office for help while you apply.

Step 3: Prepare and take the placement test

A. Prepare 

After you receive your NVCC Banner Student ID number, you should begin preparing to take the placement test (Accuplacer).

This assessment helps your advisor understand your educational needs in:

  • math
  • English or English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • reading.

Your scores will determine which courses are appropriate for you during your first semester. You're encouraged to review basic concepts in reading, grammar, arithmetic, trigonometry and algebra before taking the placement test, especially if you have been away from school for more than a year.

There are a number of resources to help you prepare:

  • Do a Google or Yahoo search. Type in “Accuplacer Practice.”
  • Find SAT preparation or review books to help you refresh your basic skills. These are available at local bookstores, libraries and online.
  • Visit the Testing Center or Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) for additional study guides and practices tests. ACE also offers live help if you have questions or prefer to work with a tutor.

Download a study guide or take an online practice test. View a list of recommended sites.

B. Schedule a test

See the latest test schedule and make an appointment.

Placement Test Waivers:

Submit college transcripts showing math and/or English credits to waive the Accuplacer® Assessment Test (placement test).

Submit SAT or ACT test scores (optional): to waive testing and determine Math and English placement. Minimum SAT score of 500 in Math and/or minimum score of 450 in Critical Reading or Writing is needed. Minimum ACT score of 18 in Math and/or minimum score of 21 in English, or 47 in English and Reading (combined) is needed.

Upon completion of the placement test you will be given information about scheduling an appointment with an advisor.  These START sessions are scheduled online.  (See Step 4 below.)

Step 4: Meet with an advisor (START)
Student Testing*, Advising, Registration and Tuition payment Sessions

How to Make Your START Appointment.
There are 2 types of START (open to all new and transfer students)

  1. START by appointment
    You must be accepted to the College and *testing must be completed or waived prior to attending.  Your START appointment will include a group presentation, a one-on-one meeting with an advisor,  registration for classes and an opportunity to make a minimum payment or use your approved financial aid award.  Appointments are limited to 25 students. 
  2. Express START walk-in
    These events allow you to complete the enrollment process in one visit to campus.  You must be accepted to the college or bring your proof of high school completion or GED and immunization documents with you.  Don’t forget SAT/ACT scores if you have them.  The placement test is offered at all Express Start walk-ins if you need to test.

Transfer students, non-degree students, summer and winter session students are not required to attend a START session or see an advisor prior to registration.  You are encouraged to make an appointment if you would like assistance with course selection.  Official or Unofficial college transcripts may be used to meet course prerequisites. Official transcripts are required to transfer credits to NVCC.

Don’t Delay!
Book your START as soon as possible, but keep the requirements above in mind when making your appointment. Since classes fill quickly.  The sooner you attend a START session the better the class selection available to you.

Haven’t taken the placement test or been waived from it?  (See step 3 above.)

READY TO START?   

You will need an email address you check regularly, your banner ID # and cell phone # if you want to receive text reminders. 

Still have questions? Email Admissions at: nvcc@nvcc.commnet.edu.

Attending a START session and meeting with a new student advisor gives you a chance to:

  • present your educational history and future goals
  • discuss your placement testing scores
  • select your first semester courses
  • register and pay for courses.

Step 5: Register for courses

New student registration for Spring 2014 begins November 14, 2013. Fall 2014 registration begins April 2014.

After you have:

  • completed the application process
  • been accepted to the college
  • met with a new student advisor during your START session.

You are ready to register for classes! Directions for first-time myCommnet users.

Step 6: Pay your tuition

Once you have applied to the college, been accepted, moved through the placement testing process, met with your
new student advisor and registered for classes your next step is to make a payment.

The college accepts:

  • cash
  • checks
  • VISA, MasterCard, Discover
  • third party payments.

We also have an Installment Payment Plan available for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Questions to ask yourself before you make a payment: