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Registering for college courses can be a challenging, rewarding and life-changing experience. Whether a first-time, returning or transfer student, we are here for you. The Registrar's Office strives to provide comprehensive, professional and quality services to students, faculty and the community by combining technological resources and a team of trained professionals in a welcoming and supportive environment.
The Registrar's Office maintains the permanent academic records for all current and former students as well as for our graduates. Responsibilities include; processing student grades, issuing and maintaining official transcripts, assisting students with registration and the self-service system, Veteran Certification, final degree audit, evaluating and recording credit from other colleges and approved testing and non-collegiate training programs. Protecting student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA) guides all of this.
Phone (860) 215-9064 Fax: (860) 215-9919
Monday - Friday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday (while classes are in session) - 8:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday (summer hours) - 8:30am - 6:00pm
Three Rivers awards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees and certificates to qualified candidates as authorized by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.
Graduation is not automatic, you must apply. Three Rivers accepts applications and certifies student eligibility for graduation three times each year following the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the summer session. You must submit your completed graduation application by the dates below:
Graduation Application Deadlines and Procedure
Spring (May) Graduation - Apply by November 15
Summer (August) Graduation - Apply by March 15
Fall (December) Graduation - Apply by June 15
- Meet with your academic advisor for your preliminary graduation audit. The audit is the final update of your Plan of Study. Your advisor will be checking that every course and requirement has been completed and that you are registering for the outstanding requirements in your last semester.
- Fill out the graduation application. Attach the preliminary graduation audit. Submit the completed application to the Registrar's Office. Applications are available at the Registrar's Office or online. Click here for application.
- The registrar’s office will conduct the final graduation audit and notify you of any missing courses.
All graduates are invited to attend the annual commencement ceremony held in the spring.
Graduation Honors Policy
3.9 to 4.0 grade point average - Summa Cum Laude or Highest Honors
3.7 to 3.89 grade point average - Magna Cum Laude or High Honors
3.4 to 3.69 grade point average - Cum Laude or Honors
PLEASE NOTE: An incomplete grade for any class during the semester will make a student ineligible for honors at time of graduation. An incomplete (I) is a temporary grade assigned by a faculty member at the end of a semester when the student has agreed to complete missing coursework or assignments. Extenuating circumstances such as illness are required for such a postponement of a final grade, and the student must complete the work by the 10th week of the next regular semester or the Incomplete grade will automatically convert to an "F".
Students who do not qualify for graduation in the semester for which they apply should notify the Registrar's Office if they want to graduate in the next semester.
Unofficial degree evaluation is an electronic tool to help students with course selection and degree requirements. Your completed courses, transfer credit and in-progress courses will be applied to your current plan of study or, if you wish, to a different degree plan. It is available to students at http://my.commnet.edu by selecting:
- Banner Self Service
- Student Records
- Student Degree Evaluation
Students pursue the program of study in effect for the year they officially entered the program. Students stay in that program until graduation unless there is an absence of two or more years. In that case, they move to the program of study in effect for the catalog year when they re-admit. If a student changes from one degree program to another, the Program of Study used from that point on shall be the one that was in effect at the time of the last program change. In no case, will a student be permitted to use requirements from more than one catalog year, or from a combination of catalogs, to meet graduation requirements.
Students who wish to change their enrollment from one degree program to another (for example, to change from General Studies to Accounting) should first discuss the change of program with their advisor or a counselor. A change of program form, available online or at any Student Services Office, must be completed and submitted to the Counseling and Student Development Services Office located in Room A119.
Course withdrawals are recommended if you cannot complete your course and are accepted up until the week before classes end. Specific deadline dates are posted in the academic calendar and are strictly enforced. A grade of "W" will be assigned after you formally withdraw. If you stop attending classes without withdrawing, a grade of "W" will not be automatically assigned. Neglecting to withdraw may result in a grade of "F". It is strongly advised that you speak with your instructor before withdrawing. Instructor signature is not required to withdraw. No tuition or fee refunds will be granted for a withdrawn course.
Withdrawal forms are available online or at the Registrar's Office.
For your convenience, there are five ways you can withdraw:
1. In person at the Registrar's Office Room A115
2. Fax withdrawal form to: Registrar's Office 860-215-9919
3. Phone/Call the Registrar’s Office at: 860-215-9064
4. Email completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Online Withdraw - NEW! Starting Summer 2014 - Before you withdraw online -
a. Are you receiving financial aid and/or veteran's assistance? Contact the appropriate
office before withdrawing from courses.
b. Be sure you select the correct course you want to withdraw.
c. Select WW in the drop down menu and submit changes.
6. If you have selected WW to withdraw online, it necessary to submit a withdrawal form to The Registrar's Office.
Withdrawing and Financial Aid and/or Veteran's Assistance
If you are receiving financial aid, withdrawal may affect your financial aid for current and/or future semester(s). It is strongly recommended that you contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing.
If you are receiving Veteran's Benefits, contact the VA representative in Room A115 or
Students are responsible for confirming that their withdrawal has been received in the Registrar's Office Room A115 and processed. Confirm that your withdrawal from a course has been processed by checking online at http://my.commnet.edu.
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