Admissions at Three Rivers

All inquiries regarding admission should be addressed to:

Admissions Office
Three Rivers Community College
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 215-9016
Fax: (860) 215-9902


Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesdays 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

For the month of August this office will be open until 6:30 PM on Wednesdays.

Saturday, August 6 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

There will be limited services available in  Student Services from 9-11 a.m. on

Thursday, September 22, 2016.

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General Admissions Philosophy

Three Rivers maintains an open admissions policy and extends the opportunity for higher education to individuals who demonstrate the motivation and maturity needed to benefit from community college instruction. The College provides educational opportunities to people regardless of age, religion, racial or ethnic background or disabilities.

General Admissions Information

The College accepts all graduates of accredited high schools and individuals who hold a General Educational Development Diploma (GED) into most Associate and Certificate Programs. Mature adults who demonstrate the ability to perform academically at a college level, and high school students accepted for early admission or those participating in the College Career Pathways Program may be accepted into the Non-Degree Program.

Applications are accepted year-round for fall, spring, winter and summer sessions. To request an Application for Admission Form, interested students should contact the Admissions Office. Applications are also available at all high school guidance offices in the College's service area and at the College's Subase Office in Groton.

Applicants may also Apply Online.

Admission to the College does not necessarily mean immediate admission to all courses and programs of the College. Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is selective and governed by special criteria. Refer to Nursing Admissions for additional information regarding our selective Nursing program.

Applicants planning to enroll in a degree or certificate program are required to submit evidence of high school graduation or passing of the General Educational Development examination (GED).

New England Regional Student Program (NEBHE)

Each New England state admits qualified out-of-state New England residents to its public, degree-granting, two-year colleges providing that the students are eligible by either of the following rules:

Rule 1: When a degree or certificate program is not offered at an in-state institution, a qualified student may enroll at any participating out-of-state institution offering that program.

Rule 2: When a degree or certificate program is offered at both in-state and out-of-state institutions, and the out-of-state institution is closer in traveling time to a qualified student's legal residence, then the student may enroll out-of-state. Upon admission into a degree or certificate program at Three Rivers, qualified out-of-state students pay the in-state tuition plus a 50 percent surcharge. Additional information about the program may be obtained from the Three Rivers Admissions Office or from the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111; (617) 357-9620, or from the following website:

Student Right-To-Know Act

In compliance with the Student-Right-To-Know and campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101 542), graduation, transfer, still enrolled, and combined success rates for all first-time, full-time degree or certificate seeking freshman, are provided to inform current and prospective students and all other interested parties.

A link to the Student-Right-To-Know reports for all colleges in the CT Community College System is provided below:

Student Right to Know

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Three Rivers Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Victoria Baker, Equity and Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator.  (860) 215-9208,

For more information, refer to the Equity and Diversity webpage.