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Enrollment Steps for a Non-degree Student


As a non-degree student you:

  • may take up to 11 credits per semester
  • are not eligible to apply for financial aid

Please note, students are only eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid if they are registered in a degree/certificate program. Non-degree students are not eligible. If you are interested in financial aid, a part-time degree/certificate program may work better for you. Speak to our admissions counselors for assistance. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Policy & Equivalencies

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. 

Please refer to the NVCC Equivalents for College Board Advanced Placement Exams grid for more information.

All score reports must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

Follow these 5 Easy Steps to Enroll

Apply to NVCC

Apply to NVCC

Apply to the college.  In some cases, you may also need to submit supporting documents.

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Four ways to submit your application:

Apply Online

Prefer to apply online? Use our online application.


Apply In Person

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 Parkway

Danbury Campus: 2nd Floor Administrative Office / 190 Main Street

Prefer to mail, email, or fax in your application? Download and print the application.

Apply By Mail

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

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

Apply By Email or Fax

You may fax your completed application and supporting documents to our:
Waterbury Campus: 203-596-8766
Danbury Campus: 203-798-9682

OR scan and email them to us at:


Along with your application, you may need to provide the following documents.  For instance, if your class requires a pre-requisite or you want to see if you are eligible to be waived from placement testing. 

Previous College Transcripts (Optional)

If you have taken college level classes while in high school, 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.

Test Scores (Optional)

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.

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Take Your Placement Test

Take Your Placement Test

Once your application is received, you will be notified if you need to take a placement test. 

If a placement test is required, visit the 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.
Meet with an Advisor

Meet with an Advisor

We recommend all students meet with an advisor to ensure the class(es) you are choosing will meet your future goals.  However, if you already know which class(es) you need to take, as a non-degree student you are eligible to register without this appointment.  See Step 4 below for registration information.

Please note: payment is needed at the time of registration.

Register for Classes

Register for Classes

Now that you’ve completed Steps 1-3 you are ready to register. You can view the course schedule and register for classes through our myCommNet site using your student/Net ID # and password. 

Please remember: payment is needed at the time of registration.

Pay Your Tuition

Pay Your Tuition

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.

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