Waterbury & Danbury
If you currently attend another college or university or have previously accumulated college credit, you'll find that most, if not all of, your courses transfer easily to NVCC.
As a degree or certificate-seeking student, you will:
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Naugatuck Valley Community College, in alignment with state and national standards, grants academic credit on the basis of scores on the Advanced Placement Examinations (AP Exams) administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who earn a score of 3 or higher receive credit for the courses for which the exams are stipulated as measures. All score reports must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.
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Our admissions office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Waterbury Campus: Admissions, Kinney Hall, Rm K500 / 750 Chase ParkwayDanbury Campus: 2nd Floor Administrative Office / 190 Main Street
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Waterbury Campus:Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeAdmissions, Room K500750 Chase ParkwayWaterbury, CT 06708Danbury Campus:Naugautck Valley Community CollegeAdministrative Office190 Main StreetDanbury, CT 06810
You may fax your completed application and supporting documents to our:Waterbury Campus: 203-596-8766Danbury Campus: 203-798-9682OR scan and email them to us at:
Please provide proof of high school completion by sending a photocopy of your high school diploma, GED, or an official high school transcript with date of graduation.
State law requires all degree-seeking students born after 12/31/1956 to submit immunization documentation for two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Those born after 12/31/1979 are required to also submit immunization documentation for two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox).
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If you have taken college level classes from another accredited institution of higher education, you will need to request a transcript from the respective college to see if your courses are eligible for credit at NVCC. Transcripts may also be used to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements.
Learn how to request your transcript.
If you have taken SAT’s, ACT’s and/or the GED, submit test scores to determine if you need to take the placement exam and for placement into math and English classes.
Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeAdmissions, Room K502750 Chase ParkwayWaterbury, CT 06708
or fax to: 203-596-8766or email to: NVCC@nv.edu
Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeAdministrative Office190 Main StreetDanrbury, CT 06810
or fax to: 203-798-9682or email to: NVCC@nv.edu
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IMPORTANT: 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).
Visit our testing page to learn how to sign up for a testing appointment, or to obtain study guides and other resources that can help you prepare for the test.
Once you’ve completed or have been waived from placement testing, you may meet with an advisor and build your schedule. Transfer students are not required to be advised prior to registering, however we recommend all students meet with an advisor to ensure the class(es) you choose meet your future goals.
At your advising appointment, you can expect to build your class schedule, register for classes, and make a payment or apply an approved financial aid award. If you would like an appointment, advisors are available at both campuses:
Waterbury Campus Advising: Schedule your New Student Registration session.
Danbury Campus Advising: Advising sessions are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
If you choose not to schedule an advising session you may register as soon as you have completed or have been waived from your placement test. To register, log in to your mycommnet account by following these instructions.
Assistance is available to help you with Registering for Classes.
Remember, to register you need to have completed or have been waived from your placement test (Step 3).
Your final step is to make a payment.
Payment options include cash, check and credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). 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.
Request your SAT, ACT or AP test scores
CLEP (College Level Examination Program) information and testing at NVCC
Official transcripts are prepared by a college bearing their official seal and provided in a sealed envelope. If the envelope is opened by anyone other than an official at the receiving college, it is no longer considered official.
Unofficial transcripts is a record of college classes taken including grades received. The document can be produced by the college or student, but does not have a raised college seal. It may also be a transcript that bears the official seal, but is not in the original sealed envelope. These transcripts can be emailed or faxed to NVCC.
To Waive Placement Testing or Prerequisite Requirements (Unofficial transcript accepted)
Unofficial college transcripts may be submitted to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements. Contact the respective college to request your transcript. These transcripts may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 203-596-8766.
To transfer credits to NVCC (Official transcript needed)
An official college transcript is required to assess if your courses are eligible for transfer towards your NVCC degree or certificate. Contact the respective college to request your official transcript or CollegeBoard.org to transfer AP credits. Transcripts are only considered official when received in the original sealed envelope. Transcripts may be sent from the college directly to the Admissions Office.
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Admissions, Room K502
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Please note: Official college transcripts may also be used to waive placement testing or prerequisite requirements.
If your college credits were earned overseas, you must get your transcripts professionally evaluated in order for transfer credits to be considered. Choose one of these evaluation services to assist you with the process.
For 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 post-secondary schools be adequately protected against measles, mumps and rubella. Beginning August 1, 2010 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.
The following proof will be accepted:
F-1 visa students applying from overseas:
Schedule an exam at www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.
Students already in Connecticut may choose to take the Accuplacer instead.
The Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC, which was then Mattatuck Community College, opened its doors in January 1977 to provide a training laboratory for early childhood education majors at the college as well as a quality educational environment for young children ages 3 - 6.
The initial set-up of the center included one large preschool and a toddler classroom. Today there are three classrooms, including two preschools, one with an integrated Kindergarten component, a toddler class.
The enrollment of the center includes children of staff, faculty, students and the local community.
In 1998, the Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC received a school readiness grant from the state of Connecticut, expanding it’s role in the community through collaboration with the Waterbury School System. There are currently 20 full-time slots and two part-time slots designated under the umbrella of Waterbury School Readiness.
The Center has evolved through the years to become a nationally accredited, high-quality model school that serves as the training ground for approximately 40 early childhood education students per year as well as students in other related disciplines, such as psychology, English and nursing.
The Center is the only training facility in the state to incorporate the Reggio Emilia approach into its teacher preparation program as well as fully utilize the approach in the classrooms with young children.
High-interest, in-depth studies that encompass a variety of learning and embedded curriculum and assessment are considered the Project Approach.
THE HUNDRED LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN
Reggio Emilia Italia
No Way. The hundred is there.*
is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
A hundred always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds
a hundred wolds
The child has
a hundred languages
(and a hundred, hundred, hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child:
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.
that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
that do not belong together.
And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.
*Translated by Lella Gandini