Northwest Community College

Degree Seeking Students

Please note: The Office of Admissions will be closed on Friday, October 20th from 10:15 a.m. to noon for a campus-wide meeting. We reopen at noon and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. 

If you are seeking a degree from Northwestern Connecticut Community College, applying is easy! The application fee is just $20 whether you apply online or by mail. Simply follow these steps:

1a. Complete an Application for Admission online (you must have a credit card number in order to pay the required $20 application fee)

1b. Or print the Application for Admissions and submit the application with the non-refundable $20 application fee to the Office of Admissions, NCCC, Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098 or fax to (860) 738-6437.  

QUESTIONS?  Contact us!
Phone:  860-738-6330

2. Provide documentation of high school education.

For high school students: Send a copy of your current transcript to the Office of Admissions. You will need to send an official transcript to NCCC upon graduation.

For high school graduates/GEDs: Send an official copy of your transcript or GED certificate to the Office of Admissions.

3. Provide immunization documentation.

For those born after December 31, 1956, please provide written proof of adequate protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.


For those born after January 1, 1980, please also provide written proof of adequate protection against Varicella (Chicken Pox).

Immunization Form. May be faxed to Admissions, fax 860.738.6437.

4. Arrange to take Accuplacer placement tests.

Applicants who have submitted a completed NCCC application will receive a confirmation email with a link to register for the placement test. We encourage all testing students to learn more about the Accuplacer Placement Test and review for the test. For more information about the format of the test go to

NOTE: Testing requirements may be waived with proof of SAT scores – 510 or higher in Math and 460 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, or the ACT test of 17 Math and 37 combined Writing and Language. Transfer students may be exempt after evaluation of official college transcripts. Call the Office of Admission at (860) 738-6330 if you have questions regarding placement testing exemptions. 

5. Apply for Financial Aid

Instructions for New Students. 

For information on how to apply for financial aid go to the financial aid page.