Info for International Students

Information for International Student Applicants

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomes students from all over the world.  See all we have to offer.


Naugatuck Valley Community College is Becoming CT State Naugatuck Valley on July 1, 2023!

The CT State admissions application is now open for Fall 2023 Enrollment.

Select an application below based on how you would like to enroll:

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

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Naugatuck Valley Community College is proud to have students representing a wide variety of countries.

Our International Student Advisor is committed to helping you have a successful college experience and is here to answer questions about the admissions process.

Here's some information to get you started: 

Apply to NVCC

Contact our International Student Advisor

Jennifer Wissink
International Student Advisor
203-575-8010 (p)
203-596-8766 (f)
Room: Kinney Hall, K500
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Where is NVCC

Where is NVCC?

Naugatuck Valley Community College has two campuses, one located in Waterbury, CT and another in Danbury, CT.  

Waterbury is at the heart of the 13-town Central Naugatuck Valley Region.  With a population of over 110,000, Waterbury is Connecticut's fifth largest city yet retains all the classic appeal of a small New England town. Danbury is a vibrant city with approximately 80,000 residents and is located along the Still River. 

In addition to the many benefits within these cities, we're a comfortable two-hour drive to Boston, Providence and New York City. The pleasures of both shoreline (beaches, boating, seaside towns) and mountains (skiing, hiking, outdoor sports) are just a short drive away!

As you consider relocating, you'll be happy to know that the climate in Connecticut is moderate in spring, summer and fall and is cold in the winter. Our state is known for exquisite multicolored fall foliage and beautiful beaches along the coastline. Shopping and cultural events are available in Waterbury and nearby towns and cities that are easily accessible by car or public transportation. 

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Waterbury Campus
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708


Danbury Campus
190 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Things to Know

Important Things to Know As An Incoming International Student

A community college is a public school that offers a variety of academic and vocational programs, two-year technical vocational degrees, two-year associate degrees and university transfer programs.  A student can complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program at a community college and then transfer to the four-year college of their choosing.  Compared to most four-year institutions, a community college offers smaller classes, more attention from instructors, personalized instruction AND less expensive tuition. 
Naugatuck Valley Community Colleges currently offers six levels of English as a Second Language instruction, with a particular focus on Reading & Writing courses that prepare students for college-level classes in English. However, we do not have a formal ESL program and are not authorized to issue Form I-20’s for the sole purpose of studying ESL.

No, International students are not eligible for financial aid.

Naugatuck Valley Community College does not have on-campus housing and cannot assist students in finding apartments or host families. You will need to secure your own living arrangements.

Students on F-1 visas who maintain their status and good academic standing may legally apply for on-campus employment.  However, the college has very few employment opportunities available.  Those eligible students who do find on-campus employment may work on-campus up to 20 hours/week with the permission of the International Student Advisor.

Off-campus employment is NEVER LEGAL without specific authorization from USCIS. After you have maintained legal status and studied full-time for one academic year, you may apply to USCIS for off-campus work permission. However, since F-1 visa students are only offered a limited period of off-campus employment authorization, students should carefully consider any requests for work permission.

Yes, there is public transportation available to each campus.  In addition, credit students receive a free bus pass as part of their student fees.  

A transportation link does exist between the two campuses, however, bus times are limited and may not coordinate with all class times. 

For more information visit our Getting to NVCC page.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination: Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, disability, including but not limited to present or past history of mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or genetic information in treatment or employment at the College, in admission or access to the College, or in any other aspect of its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the additional basis of veteran status or criminal record. The College is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35 and 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI); disability (Section 504/Title II); sex (Title IX); or age (Age Act). Inquiries concerning the application of each of the aforementioned statutes and their implementing regulations to the College may be referred to the applicable College Coordinators: Kimberly Carolina, CSCU Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity,; Angelo Simoni, CSCU Title IX Coordinator – CSU System Office, 860-723-0165; Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/Title II/ADA/Age Act Coordinator (Students), Naugatuck Valley Community College, Room K509a, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT, 203-575-8086 or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921 (Rev 10/22/21)

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