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Important Notice About Signing Into Your Classes:

Effective Fall 2014, in order to remain enrolled in a class, you MUST log-in (for online courses) or sign the class roster within the first two weeks of classes. If you do not sign in during that period, you will be de-registered from the class. You will then be reported to the U.S. Department of Education as not enrolled in that class. You will then lose any financial aid awarded for that class and you will be responsible for any outstanding financial obligation created by this action. This policy is to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

What is myCommNet?

myCommNet  combines several of our college software systems - Self-Service Banner, Blackboard Learn and the Library Databases - under a single sign-on access through your NetID.

myCommNet (http://my.commnet.edu) is the source of information and services for students, faculty and staff of the Connecticut Community Colleges. myCommNet makes it easier to conduct college business, and participate in online class opportunities. It’s where you can register for classes, check your academic progress, and manage your college finances, all with a single sign-on. You only have to remember one user ID and one password to reach all of your college’s online services.

To access your course, please go to myCommNet and enter your NetID. The format is as follows:

User name:  (Example) 8765432@student.commnet.edu (your NetID@student.commnet.edu)

Password (Example): Jan&5678**
**If you have never logged in to myCommNet.edu, your password defaults to the first three letters of your birth month (the first letter being capitalized), the “&“ symbol, and the last 4 digits of your social security number. Once you have entered this information you will be prompted to change your password. Your password should be at least 8-characters long and be a combination of numbers, letters and capitalization.
You will also be promoted to set up your security questions. Setting up your security questions is vital to accessing your information online if you should forget your password. By setting your security questions you can reset your password without assistance from anyone on campus. 

 

Inside myCommNet - Student Self Service

Student Self-Service, a part of the myCommnet Internet service which allows you to view and print important information that is essential in planning your registration. This online alternative allows you to access both secured and public academic information via the Internet. Students can access the system from any computer lab on campus or via a World Wide Web browser when off-campus.

Accessing myCommNet

You can access myCommNet virtually any time, from anywhere in the world. The web site is http://my.commnet.edu. Once you have located the site, navigate your way to Student Self-Service. Be sure you follow all instructions. See the next section for specific directions to help you in planning your registration and confirming your registration status.

Course Search, Online Registration and Student Detail Schedule

In planning your registration, especially if you are considering mail, fax, drop-off, or online registration, you should utilize Student Self-Service to determine course availability.

Course Search is available in the Student Self-Service. Click on Course Search and follow in order:

  1. Term: Select Correct Term
  2. College: Select “Housatonic CC”
  3. Subject: Select “all”
  4. Title: Leave blank
  5. Level:  Select “all”
  6. By: Select “Open”
  7. Instruction Type: Select “all”
  8. Start Time: Leave blank
    End Time:
    Leave blank
    Days:
    Leave blank
  9. Click “Get Courses”

All open courses (courses with seats remaining) will be displayed in alphabetical order according to course prefix (ACC for Accounting appears first and THA for Theater Arts appears last). Scrolling right will provide all available information regarding the course including time, day, room, seats remaining, and instructor’s name.
If you have registered by mail, fax, drop-off or online, you can check your registration status by logging into the Student Self-Service area of myCommNet. In order for you to gain access to this area, you must know your NetID. Login instructions are provided on the site. Once you have gained access, click on “Housatonic” and follow in order:

  1. Click on “Registration, Student Records and Financial Aid”
  2. Click on “Registration & Payment”
  3. Click on “Student Detail Schedule”
  4. Term: Select Correct Term
  5. Click on “Submit Term”

Your “Student Detail Schedule” will appear and this schedule confirms your registration. This schedule must be produced in order to purchase textbooks at the College Bookstore and secure a parking permit for the garage, you should print this schedule.

Type of Information Available
(myCommNet login is required)

  • Course Search - Check the status of courses, what is available, when they meet, number of seats available. Codes found in course schedule are:
        ONLN - Fully-Online Course.
        OLCR  - Online, but requires students to come to class for exams, may include midterm and/or final.
        HYBR - Hybrid course, 50% online, 50% on campus.


  • Registration - Display your semester course schedule; check your registration status.

  • Student Records - View your holds, if any exist; display your grades and academic history; review your charges, payments and fee information. If your record shows an Accounts Receivable hold, please contact the Bursar’s Office at (203) 332-5210.

  • Financial Aid - View overall status of your financial aid at HCC; check your eligibility, view document requirements, academic progress, holds; review your award information, view award by year; award payment schedule, history of loan applications.

  • Personal Information - View the records the College maintains for you regarding address and telephone number. Contact the Registrar’s Office whenever your records are incorrect or changes are necessary.