Admission to NVCC as an International Student

Application and fees

Students may download an application form or request it by mail from the Office of Admissions. 

If you apply online, you will need to pay the application fee of $20 with a major credit card. If you mail your application, please attach a check or money order (converted to U.S. currency and payable to NVCC) to the application. Do not send currency.

Proof of graduation

A high school diploma or official transcript noting your date of graduation (translated into English) is required. In some cases, transcripts may need to be evaluated by World Education Services or another evaluation service.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311 or (800) 937-3895

College transcripts and course descriptions are only required if you want to receive transfer credit for college-level work that you have already completed. College transcripts from outside of the U.S. must be sent to one of the evaluation services listed above.

Immunization records

Proof of immunization against MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella) must be provided. The state of Connecticut requires two doses of each vaccination.

Social Security Number
International students must submit a completed Request of Social Security Number.  SSN - Student Election Form Office version.doc

Evidence of English proficiency

A TOEFL score report or other proof of English proficiency is required. The preferred score is 61 on the internet based test.  We also accept IELTS score reports.  The preferred score is 6.0.

NVCC Nondiscrimination Statement:
Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8043.  Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8235.

Who to Contact

We welcome students from all over the world and provide a variety of services to help you earn your degree. 

If you are an international student considering studies in the United States, please contact our International Student Advisor. We will help you through the application process and continue to support you throughout your academic experience. 

Contact Information:

Jennifer Wissink
International Student Advisor
Kinney Hall, K500
Telephone: 011-1-203-575-8010
Fax: 011-1-203-596-8766

Linda Stango
Director of Admissions
Kinney Hall, K500
Telephone: 011-1-203-575-8016
Fax: 011-1-203-596-8766