Northwestern CT Community College is becoming CT State Northwestern on July 1, 2023.
The CT State admissions application is now open for Fall 2023 Enrollment.

Select an application below based on when you’d like to enroll.

Fall 2023 Application | Summer 2023 Application

All continuing, degree-seeking students will become CT State students as of July 1, 2023.

Apply to NCCC — Degree-Seeking

The Office of Admissions is open to the general public.

We are located at 119 N. Main Street in Winsted, CT, in the Greenwoods building (Suite 219). When the campus is open to the general public, you may visit the Office of Admissions Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm to assist you in achieving your educational goals. 

If you have questions, you can email us at or call us at 866.526.6008 for general inquires.

Directions below are for the Summer 2023 Application if you would like to enroll for the Fall 2023 semester, please visit the CT State How to Apply Page.

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Thank you for your interest in applying to Northwestern CT Community College!

In order to prepare for your application process, please be sure you have access to the following items to include in your application portal:

  1. Proof of High School Completion
    (For current HS seniors: in-progress transcripts. For HS graduates: final transcript, diploma, or GED certificate)
    *If you are applying to participate in college courses before you graduate from high school, please see our High School Partnership page, or apply as a non-degree-seeking student.
  2. Proof of Immunizations
    Proof includes documentation of two inoculation dates for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and two inoculation dates for Varicella or a verified date that you had the Chicken Pox. (Varicella is not required for anyone born before 1980). These records can be ordered from your pediatrician or your current doctor’s office. There will be a “Proof of Immunization” document in your application portal that you can give to your doctor’s office. You may also request a “titer” test. A “titer” test is a lab test that shows your immunity levels. Talk with your doctor’s office or a local medical lab to request this option.
  3. College Transcript
    (If you have completed any collegiate-level classes.) Official transcripts will be required to transfer your college credit. Request the transcript from the institution where you earned the credit.

You are welcome begin your application without submitting these items, but you will not be admitted until these items have been uploaded to your application portal.

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After you complete an application (the next step) it is important that you upload documents into your application portal to complete your process. 

After you submit your application, you must:

  1. Select that application and look for the “Action” link under “View.”
  2. See the “Supplemental Items and Documents” at the top and click on that tab.
  3. You will then see a list of the supplemental items that are required and the items that are requested/not required.

How to apply to a CT Community College

For current high school students: You can upload an in-progress transcript to your application portal. Upon graduation from high school, an official transcript must be sent to NCCC through Naviance or Parchment online services. Official, sealed transcripts may also be sent by your school to:

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Office of Admissions
Park Place East
Winsted, CT 06098

For high school graduates/GEDs: Upload a scan or a clear picture of the final official copy of your high school transcript into your application account. Please be sure your final GPA and the date of your graduation appear on your transcript. If you have taken any college courses, please request official college transcripts from the institution where you earned them and fill out the Credit Evaluation Form.

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If you have read steps 1 and 2 above, you are ready to start an application! 

Apply Online Here (There is no application fee.)

If you have applied to any CT community college – even for a high school program – you will have an account already and will need to remember the email and password you used previously. You may request a password reset on the “Create an account” page through the link above.

Don’t know what program to choose but you would like to earn a degree? Choose “General Studies” or Liberal Arts and Sciences” as your major in the application.

*If you are a high school graduate and have attended college, please see our transfer page for application instructions.

QUESTIONS?  Contact us!
Phone: 866.526.6008

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While it is optional, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid you must enroll, either full-time or part-time, in a degree program or approved certificate. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you should complete the online Free Application for Northwestern CT Community College Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.ed.govThe school code for Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 001398. Visit the Financial Aid web page for additional information.

If you are interested in the tuition-free PACT program and are otherwise eligible, you must complete the financial aid application process.