General College Admissions
Norwalk Community College maintains an open admission policy. An applicant should have such maturity and other qualities which indicate an ability to profit from a program offered by the College. Admission to the College, however, does not necessarily mean immediate admission to all courses and programs.
Students may be required to satisfy course and program eligibility requirements. Admission to the Associate Degree programs in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Management, Honors, Legal Assistant and Veterinary Technology is governed by special criteria.
Students taking courses in the credit division who have not completed high school can attend NCC through programs such as the High School Partnership program or College Pathway program.
Students planning to enroll in degree or certificate programs must show evidence of high school graduation, or a passing grade on the General Educational Development (GED) examination, and proof of immunization (see NCC Immunization Requirements). Home schooled students must provide a certificate of completion of the State Certified Home School Curriculum.
High School Students
Current high school students wishing to enroll at NCC must have completed their sophomore year and present a letter of recommendation from their counselor or principal as part of the Admission application.
Students who have not completed the 10th grade must meet with the NCC Dean of Students prior to applying to the College.
Students are primarily placed in English and Math courses via Self-Reported high school GPA and highest level of Math completed/passed. NCC may also refer to 9-12 grade high school transcripts OR SAT scores (whichever places higher) for English/Math placement. For those who require a recent assessment, we will arrange online and/or in-person testing on a per case basis.
In order to receive placements, you must first submit an application to NCC, and receive a permanent NCC Student ID (Banner) number. (We are unable to assess you with a temporary ID number beginning with a “G-“.)
Please request that your most recent SAT scores and/or 9-12 high school transcripts be sent directly to NCC’s Admissions Office at: https://norwalk.edu/admissions/
For SAT scores, contact the College Board at: https://www.collegeboard.org
For 9-12 high school transcripts, contact your high school Guidance Office.
Complete the online Self-Assessment form for English/Math by clicking the Self-Assessment button located at: https://norwalk.edu/placement-testing/schedule-placement-test/
Complete the online ESL assessment at: https://norwalk.edu/placement-testing/esl-placement-test-intake/
*If you have taken even one year of ESL during high school, or did not attend an English-speaking high school, please take the ESL assessment. Contact Professor Hannah Moeckel-Rieke at: HMoeckel-Rieke@ncc.commnet.edu for additional information.
After submitting all documents:
- If you are a current, returning, or transfer student, contact the Academic Advising Center for assistance with course registration at: https://norwalk.edu/counseling/
We encourage you to submit all necessary documents for English/Math course placement (high school 9-12 transcript, SAT, ACT, and/or English/Math APs) and complete the online Self-Assessment form before the start of the semester. Receiving your placement results early will allow you to take full advantage of our advising services and have a better choice of classes.
Students with documented disabilities who may require assessment under modified conditions should contact the Coordinator of Student Access/Ability Services at (203) 857-7192.
If you have general assessment questions, email Thalia Moshoyannis, Director of Student Assessment at: TMoshoyannis@ncc.commnet.edu
If you were born after December 31, 1956, Connecticut State Law requires that all full-time and degree seeking students enrolled in postsecondary schools be adequately protected against measles, mumps and rubella. In addition, all full-time and matriculating students except those born in the continental United States prior to January 1, 1980, must provide proof of immunization against varicella (chicken pox). Students must have two doses of each vaccine administered at least one month apart to ensure adequate immunization.
For a copy of the NCC State Immunization Policy form, including information on options and religious and medical exemptions, log on to: http://www.norwalk.edu/dept/admissions/pdf/proofofimmunization.pdf.
All new students must:
- Submit a completed online application or paper admissions application and a $20 nonrefundable application fee to the NCC Admissions Office, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854-1655.
- The applicant must take the college placement test, unless waived. Information about test dates and times is available on the NCC website under Admissions.
- Submit proof of immunization to the Admissions Office, if applicable. Once you have submitted a copy of your immunizations, it becomes the property of the College.
The Admissions Office is located on the East Campus, room E106.
New and transfer students can apply to Norwalk Community College by visiting www.norwalk.edu. Students can find the Application on the homepage by clicking on “Apply Online”. Payment is by credit card only. Once a student’s payment is received, their application is processed and they are sent further instructions. The web application is available up to one day prior to the start of each semester.
New Degree and Certificate Students
Persons applying to a degree or certificate program, and/or for financial aid, should submit proof of high school completion or copy of a GED certificate to the Admissions Office. Once an applicant has submitted official transcripts from another school, these records become the property of the College.
Undecided Students are those who are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate, but are currently undecided about choice of major. This category will exclude students from financial aid eligibility.
Non-degree students are those who are taking credit courses but not working toward a degree or certificate at NCC. Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid or veteran’s benefits. Proof of high school completion is not required.
Students must submit official transcripts from previous college(s) attended if transferring credit towards a degree or certificate program or to have the placement test waived. Once an applicant has submitted official transcripts from another school, these records become the property of the College. Students must make a request in writing to have their courses evaluated for transfer credit. Transcript evaluation forms are available in the Counseling Center, East Campus, room E104. Consult the Academic Information section of this catalog for detailed information on transfer of credit.
Former NCC students who have not registered for four or more consecutive semesters, excluding summer sessions, must apply for readmission to the College. Readmit students do not pay an application fee. In some cases, a readmit student may be encouraged to take the placement test. Information about placement test dates, times, sign up procedures and waivers is available online under Admissions. Proof of immunization is required. The catalog in effect at the time of readmission, or any subsequent catalog, governs their academic status and graduation requirements.
Readmit Students - Fresh Start Option
The Fresh Start Option (FSO) gives the readmitting student an opportunity to start again without the burden of a poor academic history.
International students are welcomed to attend and pursue a degree at the College. Students without prior college experience will be required to take the placement test or present SAT or ACT scores prior to registering. Students whose first language is not English will be required to take the ESL placement test to determine their English level before registering. Students who do not place into ENG 101 will be required to take the appropriate ESL courses first. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is not required for admission. Available services for international students at the College include visa processing, registration advisement as well as career and personal counseling.
Applicants should contact the International Student Office at (203) 857-6875 or firstname.lastname@example.org located in room E101 for information pertaining to international student admission and F1 student visa requirements.
Required forms include admission application, high school transcripts accompanied by a certified English translation, I-20 documents including letters of support and room and board supplemented by sponsor’s financial documents. Admission can be for the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Tuition and fees are based on the out-of-state rates, which can be found on the NCC website. Students must have an approved F1 visa or F1 visa status prior to attending classes.
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Non-credit students are those taking Continuing Education & Workforce Development courses, which carry no credit and are not applicable to a degree or certificate program (some exceptions may apply, please refer to the Continuing Education & Workforce Development catalog for details). An application for admission to the College is not required for non-credit students. Please note: Non-English speaking individuals interested in learning English must (1) complete and submit an Application for Admission (available online [www.norwalk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/application.pdf]) along with the ($20) application fee and (2) schedule an appointment to take the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test. For information about non-credit ESL courses, please call (203) 857-6881 or visit www.norwalk.edu/academics/esl.
The Connecticut College of Technology Pathway Program
The College of Technology (COT) is a statewide initiative and an umbrella for Connecticut’s twelve community colleges and eight public and private partner universities. The COT provides career pathways for students to earn certificates, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Technology disciplines and reduces barriers to education by providing a seamless articulation between the community colleges and the four-year partner universities. In addition, the COT uniquely integrates all of the aforementioned college and universities systems through offering multiple points of entry for completion of degrees. Students have the option to select from two pathways at the community college that provide seamless transition to the four-year partner universities: Engineering Science (for transferring to engineering programs) and Technology Studies (for transferring to engineering technology programs). For details on each program, please visit the related page in the college catalog.
Veterans and Reservists
Veterans and students eligible for VA educational benefits must complete NCC’s application procedures for degree or certificate students. In addition, they must contact the VA to apply for educational and/or tuition waiver benefits; information can be found here: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/. See additional Veteran/Reservist information under Records/Registration on the web or under Financial Aid and Academic Information in this catalog. The Veterans Lounge is located in W120. For more information, contact Ilene Boyar, Veterans Certifying Official, at (203)857-3319.
Per the Colmery Act, the following is NCC’s policy confirming compliance with 38 USC 3679:
NCC permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website - eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
NCC will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
NOTE: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
All students must register for courses during designated registration periods preceding each semester. Registration dates are listed on the NCC website and in the schedule of classes published before each registration period. Full payment of the semester’s tuition and fees is required at the time of registration unless otherwise specified or unless other arrangements have been made through the Business Office or the Financial Aid Office. Students should refer to the NCC website each semester for specific registration information.
Each year during the months of May, June, July and August, the College conducts a number of summer sessions. The exact dates of these sessions are announced in the spring on the NCC website and in the class schedule, which is posted online.
Admission to Competitive Programs
Legal Assistant Admission Requirements
Applicants to the Legal Assistant program must complete an application for admission to the College indicating Legal Assistant Degree or Legal Assistant Certificate as their major. Students are admitted to the program on a rolling basis once they have completed the necessary requirements.
Admission Requirements for Degree program:
- Eligibility to enroll in ENG 101 determined by placement test results or completion of prerequisites.
- Proof of high school completion with either a copy of a final high school transcript, diploma, or GED.
- Approval of Program Coordinator based on an individual interview.
Admission Requirements for Certificate program:
- Proof of high school completion with either a copy of a final high school transcript, diploma, or GED.
- Proof of college completion of either an Associate or Bachelor degree with a copy of said degree or a final transcript.
- Approval of Program Coordinator based on an individual interview.
Nursing Admission Requirements
Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program
Applicants to the CT-CCNP must complete their applications online. Paper applications will not be available.
Nursing Online Application Process:
After November 1st, please use the following steps to access the Online Application:
- Go to http://my.commnet.edu
- Login using your NetID & password (for example: email@example.com)
- Click on the “Banner Self Service” link (upper right corner of the page)
- Select any of your Colleges
- Scroll right and click the “Selective Programs” tab
- Click the “Nursing Application” box
- Click “Nursing Program Application for (year of application cycle)”
You can now complete your application to the CT-CCNP. Please make sure to read the online instructions before submitting your application.
Once your online application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note, all emails will be sent to your community college email address. You will be able to look up your email address in myCommNet or using the NetID Lookup Utility.
If you have never submitted a general college application to your college of first choice, you must do so along with your nursing application.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding the CT-CCNP application process.
The application period is November 1 through February 1. In addition to the on-line nursing application listed above, submit the following to the Admissions Office at the College of Choice* by the February 1 deadline date:
- College application (separate from the nursing program application) with application fee of $20 for first-time applicant to any of the 12 Connecticut Community Colleges.
- Official high school transcript indicating date of graduation, General Educational Development (GED) diploma, or State High School Equivalency Diploma.
- Official college/university transcripts, from ALL colleges/universities previously attended.
- Official ATI-TEAS results, if not taken at a CT Community College.
- Proof of compliance immunization if born after 12/31/56.
- Complete the required computerized Accuplacer Assessment Test. The assessment test may be waived for applicants who have prior college English and/or math credits OR who have submitted official SAT or ACT results with acceptable scores.
* “College of Choice” is the college that the applicant would most like to attend. Applicants must meet admission and transfer requirements of the “College of Choice.”
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- A score of 40 or higher on the College Level Math portion of the Accuplacer; OR SAT I Math score of 550 or higher (if taken before March, 2016) or 580 or higher (if taken after March, 2016); OR a score of 22 or higher on the ACT; OR Connecticut Community College MAT 136 or 137 (or equivalent or higher) with a grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline of February 1.
- One year of high school Chemistry with a lab or Connecticut Community College CHE 111 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher, completed within five years prior to application deadline of February 1.
- A passing score on the computer proficiency test (taken at your college of first choice) or completion of Connecticut Community College CSA 105, CSA 106 or CSC 101 or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline of February 1.
- Connecticut Community College ENG 101 Composition, or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline of February 1.
- Connecticut Community College BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I, or equivalent, with a grade of C+ or higher, completed within five years prior to application deadline of February 1.
- Connecticut Community College BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II, or equivalent, with a grade of C+ or higher, completed within five years prior to application deadline of February 1 or completed during, but no later, than the spring semester of application year.
- 2.7 GPA - Based on all college courses taken with grades that meet the nursing admission and/or curriculum requirements.
- TEAS score. Applicants must have an adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher. Test scores are valid for three years from the testing date, and must be submitted by February 1.
- There are a limited number of seats available in the Nursing Program each year. Therefore, meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
- Applicants are considered for admission using specific academic criteria including, but not limited to, GPA, grades in certain subjects and standardized test scores. The specific formula used to rank applicants is included with the Nursing application and is subject to change.
- All records, including high school and college transcripts, must be received by February 1.
- Incomplete applications and applications received after the February 1 deadline will not be considered.
- Courses completed in Adult Education and GED Programs are not acceptable as prerequisites.
- Anatomy and Physiology will not be accepted if taken more than five years prior to admission into the nursing program.
- Have official transcripts from all other colleges sent to NCC by February 1. If this is your first semester at NCC send transcripts to the Admissions Office. All other students send transcripts to the Records Office.
- Submit a transcript evaluation request form which can be obtained in the Counseling Center, room E104.
- In accordance with transfer of credit guidelines set forth by the Board of Regents, courses which meet nursing program requirements* are accepted at Norwalk Community College.
- Once a student earns credit at NCC, he/she may not transfer credit for the same course from another college.
- Anatomy and Physiology completed within the past five years.
- At least 25% of course work must be completed at NCC.
- Transfer credit must be applied and appear on the NCC transcript in order to count toward an NCC degree or certificate.
* See course descriptions in this catalog.
Licensed Practical Nurse Admission Requirements
The Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program participates in the Connecticut Articulation Model for LPNs. Applicants must meet the CT-CCNP admission requirements found at www.ct.edu/academics/nursing. Applicants are encouraged to meet with a Nursing Advisor or email Carol Yoder at email@example.com or Dr. Linda Melodia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Assistant Admissions Requirements
Applicants seeking admission into the Norwalk Community College Medical Assistant Program must file a Medical Assistant Application through the Medical Assistant Coordinator.
Submit the following by the April 1 priority acceptance deadline date (second priority acceptance deadline July 1, third acceptance deadline August 1):
- College application (separate from the Medical Assistant program application) with application fee of $20 for first-time applicant to any of the 12 Connecticut Community Colleges.
- Norwalk Community College Medical Assistant Program application.
- Official high school transcripts indicating graduation or GED.
- Official college/university transcripts, if applicable.
- Proof of MMRV immunization.
- Complete the required Accuplacer placement test. The placement test maybe waived for applicants who have prior college English and/or mathematics credits or qualifying SAT or ACT scores.
Admission Requirements for Fall semester:
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Accuplacer score eligible for MAT 094 or higher completed prior to application deadline.
- Accuplacer score eligible for ENG 101 or higher completed prior to application deadline.
- GPA 2.3 - Based on a minimum nine college credits and all college credits taken within the past five years; and any college courses taken prior to five years that are transferred in to meet the Medical Assistant curriculum requirements. High school GPA of 2.3 or higher will be accepted if student has not completed college-level courses and meets all other requirements.
- ATI Test of Essencial Academic Skills (TEAS) test score. Applicants must achieve a total score or 39% or higher.
- Passing grade in CSA 105 or tested out of CSA 105. More information.
- One of the following:
- HS Keyboarding with a C or better OR
- a keyboarding class from another institution OR
- A letter from an employer within the last 5 years indicating the student needed keyboarding skills to function at their job.
- Acceptance into the Medical Assistant Program.
Where to Apply - Applicants must submit all application materials to the Medical Assistant Coordinator, room H112 by April 1 for first priority admission.
When to Apply - The application period for the Medical Assistant program is November 15 through August 1. Students only must apply for the clinical course as spaces are limited. They start in the fall semester.
Notification of Admission Status - Students will be notified by letter of the admission decision within a month after application deadline.
Physical Therapist Assistant Admission Requirements
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in high school or college. High school GPA is evaluated if the student has less than 15 college (undergraduate level) credits. Only the college GPA is evaluated if the student has more than 15 or more (undergraduate level) credits. GPA is calculated such that each credit from each school is wheighted equally.
- ATI Test of Essencial Academic Skills (TEAS) test score. Applicants must achieve a composite score of 50 or higher. Test scores are valid for three years from testing date.
- Eligibility for MAT 172 , either by completion of the appropriate Math courses, placement test results recommending MAT 172 or higher, or previous college credits accepted as transfer credits by the Counseling Center.
- Eligibility for ENG 101 , either by completion of Developmental English courses, placement testing results recommending ENG 101 or higher, or previous college credits accepted as transfer credits by the Counseling Center.
- Successful completion of college-level Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (BIO 211 or equivalent) with a grade of C+ or better within five years of application for program entry.
- Complete a minimum of 40 hours of documented volunteer or paid experience in a physical therapy setting.
- Submission of a complete PTA program application, including all required documents, Incomplete applications and applications received after the June 1 deadline will not be considered.
- Applications are available February 1 and due June 1 of each year. All students accepted to the program start in the fall semester.
- Students must receive a C or better for all general education courses required by the program (ENG 101 , CSA 105 , ENG 102 , MAT 172 or MAT 201 , PSY 111 , IDS 210 or IDS 230 and COM 173 ) except for courses noted below.
- Students must earn a C+ or better in BIO 211 and BIO 212 .
- Students must earn a C or better in all technical education/PTA courses. If the student earns a C- or below in a PTA course, that course must be repeated.
- Space is limited. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
- You may declare pre-Physical Therapist Assistant as your major in the Records Office. Fill out a Change of Major form and indicate General Studies/Pre-PTA cohort. Only students accepted into the PTA program may change their major to Physical Therapist Assistant.
- Graduation from NCC with an Associate in Science (major in PTA) does not guarantee licensure to practice as a PTA. You must meet all requirements of the state you plan to practice in prior to licensure. The state of Connecticut requires successful completion of the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (www.fsbpt.org) prior to application for licensure.
- Student membership with the American Physical Therapy Association (www.apta.org) is required during the first year of the program. Currently, annual dues are $90 for Connecticut residents.
- Certain clinical rotations may require background checks, drug testing, physical examinations, uniforms, and or other related equipment. This must be provided at the expense of the student and is not the responsibility of the College.
- All PTA students are required to be covered by Professional Liability Insurance. This insurance must be in force for the duration of any and all internships and proof must be on file with the program coordinator. NCC will provide liability insurance for all students.
- The College requires that students show proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella to comply with state law. Health care facilities where PTA students have clinical education experiences may require a physical and/or proof of additional vaccines (such as Hepatitis B) or tests (such as tuberculosis). Costs associated with these tests and medical examinations are the responsibility of the student.
- The clinical internship schedule is at the discretion of the supervising PT/PTA at the clinical education site and may include evenings and Saturdays.
- In addition to college tuition, lab fees, and textbooks, students must arrange and pay for parking at and transportation to clinical internships and required uniforms/attire. Every attempt will be made to place students in an area that is within a reasonable driving distance from Norwalk, or the student’s home, however students may be required to attend clinical internships or learning experiences outside those areas.
- In order to progress to the second semester of the PTA program (PTA 235 and PTA 253 ), you must complete BIO 212 with a C+ or better. Therefore, it is highly recommended that if you have not yet completed BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II prior to applying to the program that you register for this course for the summer semester prior to joining the program, or the first semester of the program in the fall.
- Once you enroll in the first PTA program semester, you have three years to complete the two-year program.
- On the PTA licensure application for the state of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), graduates will be asked about prior and pending disciplinary actions, dismissals, suspensions, terminations, fines, reprimands, complaints, charges, investigations and convictions with regard to professional organizations, insurance providers, healthcare providers, schools and government agencies. For more information about this application, students should contact the state of Connecticut DPH.
- If a student has prior convictions for one or more misdemeanors or felonies, he or she may not be able to complete any or all of the PTA internship courses (PTA 261, PTA 262, and PTA 265) required for graduation. Clinical facilities are under no obligation to accept all students and may deny an internship slot based on findings in a student’s background check. The PTA program will contact at least, but no more than, three internship sites for each clinical education course (PTA 261, PTA 262, and PTA 265), to attempt to place the student in each internship. However, if no internship is available due to the student’s history of convictions, the program is under no obligation to contact more than three clinical internship sites for each internship.
- The specific formula used to rank applicants is included with the PTA program application and is subject to change.
Respiratory Care Admission Requirements
Admission to the Respiratory Care Program:
Applications for admission to the Respiratory Care Program are available in the Admissions Office. After completion of the Respiratory Care Program, graduates are eligible to take the national exam for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
New students must complete an application for admission to the College indicating Respiratory Care as their major and follow the Admissions Procedures as described in the catalog. New, continuing and readmit students must fulfill the Respiratory Care Program admission requirements prior to applying for admission to the Respiratory Care Program. Admission to the Respiratory Care Program is selective. Students are admitted to the Program each fall semester.
Applicants seeking admission into the Norwalk Community College Respiratory Care Program must file a Respiratory Care application through the Admissions Office. The application period for fall is November 1 through August 1. Submit the following by the April 1, July 1, OR August 1 deadline dates:
- College application (separate from the Respiratory Care program application) with application fee of $20 for first-time applicant to any of the 12 Connecticut Community Colleges.
- Norwalk Community College - Respiratory Care Program application.
- Official high school transcripts indicating graduation or GED.
- Official college/university transcripts, if applicable.
- Proof of Measles and Rubella immunization.
- Complete the required Accuplacer computerized placement test. The placement test may be waived for applicants who have prior college English and/or mathematics credits.
- High school graduate or equivalent
- SAT I Math Score of 550 or higher (if taken before March, 2016) or 580 or higher (if taken after March, 2016); OR a score of 22 or higher on the ACT; OR Accuplacer score above MAT 136 ; or completion of MAT 136 or higher, with a grade of C or higher completed prior to application deadline.
- GPA 2.5 - Based on all college credits taken within the past five years; and any college courses taken prior to five years that are transferred in to meet the Respiratory Care curriculum requirements.
- ATI-TEAS test score. Applicants must achieve a composite score of 53% or higher. TEAS must have been completed within the last three years.
- Computer literacy - A passing score on the computer proficiency test OR completion of Connecticut Community College CSA 105 or CSC 101, or equivalent, with grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline.
- College Chemistry: CHE 111 OR high school chemistry with a lab. Students must have a grade of C or higher and have completed the course within seven years of the application deadline prior to admission.
- Completion of ENG 101 Composition , or equivalent, by the end of the spring semester prior to admission. Must receive a grade of C or higher.
- Completion of BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent. Students must have a grade of C+ or higher and have completed the course within five years of the application deadline.
- Completion of BIO 235 Microbiology or equivalent. Students must have a grade of C or higher and have completed the course prior to the application deadline.
- Students entering the Respiratory Care curriculum must start the program in the fall semester.
- Priority acceptance will be based upon academic achievement.
- All records, including high school and college transcripts from each college attended, must be received and college transcripts evaluated by the application deadline date.
- To evaluate transfer in credits from other colleges, fill out the Transcript Evaluation Request Form in the Counseling Center (room E104).
- The evaluation of international transcripts may require use of the World Education Services (WES). Application also available in the Counseling Center (room E104)
- College science courses will not be considered acceptable for transfer if taken more than ten years prior to admission.Gateway & Content
Readmission Policies for Allied Health Programs:
- Complete Admission Requirements (must meet current admission standards).
- Reapply by letter to the Director of the Respiratory Care program stating reasons for seeking readmission.
- Readmission eligibility will be determined by faculty.
- Readmission for Respiratory Care students who received a clinical failure will be on a case-by-case basis.
Veterinary Technology Admission Requirements
Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program:
Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program is contingent on satisfactory completion of prerequisites and available space in course offerings. Program admission also requires:
Admission to Norwalk Community College.
- Applicants must meet the veterinary technology profession’s technical standards for physical condition (see application) OR contact Student Support for information about The Americans With Disabilities Act. Applicants must submit medical authorization to participate in the program however medical authorization is not used in ranking applicants.
Rabies immunization is strongly recommended for Veterinary Technology students for courses VET 151 Small Animal Veterinary Technology with Lab
and above. Students not in compliance may not be able to participate fully in the Program’s animal coursework required for accreditation standards.
- Tetanus immunization within the past 10 years is required for admitted students.
Before any coursework in clinical facilities, students may be required to undergo background checks.
Veterinary Technology Program Pre-Requisites:
NOTE: Once enrolled in the program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of “C” (2.0) or higher to progress. Additionally, all VET* and BIO* designated courses must be completed within five years.
* There may be a pre-requisite that must be completed prior to taking these courses