Admissions

 

How to Apply

Step 1: APPLY FOR ADMISSION

All students desiring to enroll in classes at Three Rivers Community College must complete an application for admission.

Download and Complete an Application Form

Application for Admissions

or

Apply Online Now for Spring 2015, beginning Oct 1.

You will need a credit card to complete an online application. Former students or applicants of any Connecticut Community College do not need to pay the $20 application fee.

Once we process your application, you will receive an emailed letter of acceptance, which contains an explanation of registration requirements and information on scheduling an Orientation appointment.  New, First Time College Students are required to schedule an Orientation appointment where they learn more about college, the Course Placement Requirement, and the Three Rivers registration process.  Transfer and Readmitted students may schedule an Orientation appointment if they desire or move onto the course placement and/or registration process as appropriate.

 

Please Note: Your TRCC Admissions Acknowledgement Letter, Acceptance Letter and other correspondence will be sent to the email address you provide on the Application to the College.

 

Step 2: SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Three Rivers can begin the admission process as soon as you complete STEP 1, however, the following documents are required for registration.

  • Submit a copy of your high school transcript with graduation date.  We will use your transcript to help place you in classes.  If you are unable to get a copy of the transcript  we can accept a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate. You must provide us with proof of high school completion if you want to enroll in a degree-seeking program.
  • Submit Proof of Immunization- Two doses of Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella (MMRV) Immunizations.
    Please refer to the Immunization Form for more detailed information on this requirement.

NOTE: Three Rivers recommend that you provide us with these documents at the time of application but we can begin the admission process if these items are still pending. However all documentation must be received before you will be permitted to register (see STEP 5).

Step 3: REQUEST FINANCIAL AID

Optional: Students requesting financial aid must first register for an Education PIN number. This PIN serves as your electronic signature so that you can complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the Three Rivers Community College school code “009765”. You may complete both of these steps at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Seven days after completing this process, contact the Three Rivers Financial Aid department at (860) 823-2870 or log onto my.commnet.edu to find out your eligibility status.

Step 4:  ADVISEMENT IN COURSE PLACEMENT

Assessments for Course Placement in English and Math

  1. Prior College or University Students who have earned math and/or English credits may fulfill the course placement requirement when they provide unofficial transcripts of prior coursework to an academic advisor.
  2. High School Transcript - With the assistance of an academic advisor, students may be able to use their high school transcript to make decisions about course placement.
  3. Course Placement -

    Assessments for Course Placement in English and Math

    1. Prior College or University Students who have earned math and/or English credits may fulfill the course placement requirement when they provide unofficial transcripts of prior coursework to an academic advisor.
    2. All SAT and/or ACT Scores may be considered when determining Course Placement. Please submit your scores to the Admissions Office
    3. High School Transcript - With the assistance of an academic advisor, students may be able to use their high school transcript to make decisions about course placement.
    4. Other Assessment Tests - You may be required to schedule a computerized diagnostic assessment test to assist with Course Placement for English and/or math.

Step 5: REGISTER FOR CLASSES

It is time to register for classes!

  • New, First Time College Students are required to schedule an Orientation appointment where they will learn more about college, the Course Placement Requirement, and the Three Rivers registration process.  Once your application has been completed you will receive an acceptance letter email, which contains information about scheduling an Orientation appointment.
  • Students who have previously attended another College or University and have met the course placement requirement will schedule an Individual Advising appointment and register for classes.  Once your application has been completed you will receive an acceptance letter email, which contains information about scheduling an Individual Advising appointment
    • At your your advising appointment you will review your course placement with an academic advisor and select your courses for your first semester at Three Rivers Community College. You will want to bring copies of your unofficial transcripts in order to facilitate the registration process.
    • Transfer students should send official prior college transcripts to the Registrar's Office if desiring a formal transfer evaluation.

Note: To obtain additional information regarding registration, interested students should refer to the Registration Procedures Page.

Instructions for Downloading the Admission/Readmission Application Form

Open and print both sides of the Admissions Application Form. Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open the form. For New or Transfer students who would like to pay the $20.00 application fee using the Credit Card Authorization Form.

Notes:
1. Complete BOTH sides of the application.
2. Type or print all requested information using a pen.
3. Return to the Admissions Office by mail or fax. Include your check, money order or credit card authorization form for the application fee. Address to the Admissions Office, Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut, 06360. Fax to the Admissions Office, (860) 215-9902.