If you plan to enroll at Housatonic Community College, you must be a graduate of an approved 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.
Obtain an application from the Admissions Office or from a high school guidance office, apply online, or download an application from the web site.
Return the completed application with a $20 non-refundable application fee, (personal check or money order), to the Admissions Office.
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. Students without a high school diploma must successfully pass an Ability to Benefit test. (Not required for non-matriculating non-degree students)
Submit an official transcript of previous course work to the Admissions Office if you have attended another post-secondary institution (college/training institute).
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 & students taking only on-line courses)
Complete the Accuplacer Placement Test. Please contact the Academic Support Center at 203-332-5019 only AFTER submitting the application for admissions. Placement testing is required for all students entering degree/certificate programs, or for those students who have not taken and passed a college level English and math course. Test waivers may be given for the following exceptions:
If you have SAT Scores of 500 in Math, 450 in Critical Reading or 450 in Writing, your Placement Test can be waived; you must bring proof of the scores to the Admissions Office. SAT scores are valid for two years from the date of the test. (Please see the section on Placement Testing for more information.)
Students with ACT scores of 18 -21 on the ACT Math test, and scores of 21 or higher on the ACT English portion or a score of 47 or higher on the ACT English and Reading portions, can request a Placement Test Waiver Form from the Admissions Office. ACT scores are valid for two years from the day of the test. (Please see the section on Placement Testing for more information.)
Waiver forms are available in the Admissions office (all waiver forms must be signed by Admissions Staff and include a copy of current SAT or ACT scores before being brought to the Testing Coordinator in Room LH-B119).
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 (see individual program descriptions) 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