From the 2016-2017 Catalog
If you plan to enroll at Housatonic Community College, you must be a graduate of an accredited secondary school or hold a State Equivalency Certificate (GED). If you are a mature applicant who cannot meet these requirements, you may be given special consideration based on your qualifications and experience. This consideration must be approved by the President or his/her designee.
To apply for admissions, you must:
1. Obtain an application from the Admissions Office or from a high school guidance office, apply online, or download an application from the web site.
2. Return the completed application with a $20 non-refundable application fee, (personal check or money order), to the Admissions Office, or provide a fee waiver, if applicable.
3. Submit an official copy of your high school transcript (sent from your high school) showing graduation, or a copy of your diploma, or a copy of your G.E.D. Proof of high school completion must be provided before you can enroll in a degree or certificate program. Non-degree students are not required to provide proof until matriculating in a degree program.
4. Submit an official transcript of previous course work to the Admissions Office if you have attended another post-secondary institution (college/training institute).
5. Provide proof of compliance with the MMRV Immunization policy. See section on MMRV Immunization for complete information.(Not required for part-time non-matriculating non-degree students and students taking only on-line courses)
Test waivers may be given for certain exceptions. Please see the section in this catalog on TEST WAIVERS.
Per general statutes of CT Sec. 10a-29. (Formerly Sec. 10-329e).Determination of student status.
Per general statutes of CT Sec. 10a-30, it shall be presumed that the establishment of a new domicile in the state of Connecticut by an emancipated person has not occurred until he has resided in this state for a period of not less than one year. See general statutes 10a-27, 10a-28, 10a-29, 10a-30 for full text and related statutes.
Per Public Act 11-43, undocumented students shall be entitled to classification as an in-state student for tuition purposes, (A) if such person (i) resides in this state; (ii) attended any educational institution in this state and completed at least four years of high school level education in this state; (iii) graduated from a high school in this state, or the equivalent thereof, and is registered as an entering student, or is enrolled at a public institution of higher education in this state, and (B) if such person is without legal immigration status, such person files an affidavit with such institution of higher education stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.
Individuals interested in enrolling at Housatonic should apply for admission as early as possible. Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students entering Allied Health programs are admitted only for the Fall semester but may enroll earlier for their prerequisite academic core courses under the General Studies program.
Application forms and other information about applying for admission can be obtained from the Admissions Office (LH-A106) by a personal visit to the office at 900 Lafayette Boulevard, on the web site at
www.housatonic.edu, by calling 203-332-5100, or by mail to:
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4704
From the 2016-2017 Catalog
Measles/Rubella Vaccine Requirement
Connecticut General Statutes Section 10a – 155.
Beginning August 1, 2010, all incoming freshman are required to show proof of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella immunization.
STUDENTS ARE EXEMPT from showing proof if:
- born before January 1, 1957
- taking online courses only
- part-time not matriculated
Official Documents include:
- Physician’s documentation of inoculations.
- Blood work indicating immunity.
- A physician’s certification that the student had the disease.
- A physician’s certification that inoculation is medically contraindicated.
- A signed statement that receiving immunizations is against your religious beliefs.
The first Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella inoculation must be after the student's first birthday. A second MMRV inoculation is required and must be at least thirty days after the first.
Documentation must be submitted before registration A Proof of Immunization form may be downloaded from the Admissions section of the HCC web site at www.housatonic.edu and submitted along with your application for admission.
Lafayette Hall Rm. A113.
203-332-5048 or 203-332-5062
Fax information to 203-332-5063.
From the 2015-2016 Catalog
Admission of Senior Citizens &
The Student Senate is the leadership and government arm of the student body. It represents the entire student body on matters relating to the welfare of students. Its committees and the clubs/organizations which it charters, offer social, cultural, and awareness activities funded by student activity fees. Procedures for scheduling these activities are available from the Director of Student Activities and in the HCC College Policies section of the Catalog.