Northwestern CT Community College is becoming CT State Northwestern on July 1, 2023.
The CT State admissions application is now open for Fall 2023 Enrollment.

Select an application below based on when you’d like to enroll.

Fall 2023 Application | Summer 2023 Application | Spring 2023 ApplicationWinter 2022 Application

All continuing, degree-seeking students will become CT State students as of July 1, 2023.

Apply to NCCC as a “Visiting” or Non-Degree-Seeking Student


The Office of Admissions is open to the general public.

We are located at 119 N. Main Street in Winsted, CT, in the Greenwoods building (Suite 219). When the campus is open to the general public, you may visit the Office of Admissions Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please bring a mask with you to wear at all times.

If you have questions, you can email us at or request a phone/video call with a Northwestern staff member here!

Non-Degree-Seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or for PACT funding.
** If you are undecided about what program you would like to major in but would like to be a fulltime or part-time student who is eligible for financial aid, please apply as a “degree-seeking” student and choose either “General Studies” or “Liberal Arts and Sciences in the application.” **

Before you apply, prepare this information:

Choose your course
To view all available classes:

  • Visit the Course Search
  • scroll below “Quick Search” and select the appropriate semester
  • and select “open” under “Enrollment open/closed”
  • click on “SEARCH” at the bottom to view all available classes
  • take note of both the course title and the four-digit Course Registration Number (CRN) of the course you are interested in taking

Provide proof of pre-requisite completion
Locate an unofficial college transcript that demonstrates you have met course prerequisites. Transcripts must display grades earned and your full name. If you do not have college transcripts, you may provide an unofficial SAT score report if it displays your full name and the date of the exam.

Apply Online  (choose “non-degree” in the “programs” section of the application)

There is NO APPLICATION FEE to apply to Connecticut community colleges.

After you submit your application, send an email message that includes the Course Number (e.g., ENG 101) as well as the four-digit CRN(s) for the course you want to take and your proof of pre-requisite completion (see Step 1 “Before you Apply”) to

Email us
Call: 866.526.6008

Once your application has been submitted and you have been officially admitted, check your inbox for a confirmation email that contains directions for your next steps to registration. It will include a link to schedule a meeting with your Guided Pathways Advisor. Check your application portal  and click on “view” under “ACTION” and select the “Supplemental Items and Documents” tab to be sure you have submitted all required documents.