Waterbury & Danbury
We are following CDC, State of CT and System Office guidelines to reopen our campuses gradually. Please see the Summer and Fall Reopening Plans for all details. We understand you may have many questions about taking classes at NVCC. Below are answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" we hear from many students. Please reach out to us if you need additional assistance. We want you to succeed!
- Dr. Lisa Dresdner,CEO, NVCC
ADVISING & REGISTRATION CAMPUS SAFETY & GUIDELINES Taking Online Classes
Academic Support Student Activities Paying for College
Open Computer Labs
COVID-19 Important Messages
Registration for fall 21 classes will open April 6 for continuing students.
Continuing students click here to register on myCommNet.
New and transfer students may apply online at nv.edu/apply beginning April 20.
View instructional methods and search courses here.
To view additional important semester dates click here.
You can find your assigned advisor by logging into Degree Works through myCommNet, or watching this video. Your advisor is listed below your major. You may email your advisor directly from the hyperlink by clicking on their name.
You may also contact the Center for Academic Planning and Student Success (CAPSS) at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with advising.
Yes! Most NVCC classes are transferable. If you have any questions, please email Admissions at email@example.com or speak to a team member during webex hours found here. Ready to apply? The free application is online at nv.edu/apply.
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Please find the CSCU's latest vaccine guidance here
Yes, everyone is required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose in all campus buildings and outside if social distancing is not feasible. This is our social responsibility to keep everyone safe!
If you have an underlying medical condition and have been advised by a medical professional not to wear a mask, contact the Office of Student Disability Services before you come to campus. You may contact Terry Latella by email at TLatella@nv.edu.
To keep our faculty, staff, students, and your children as safe as possible, we ask that you avoid bringing children to campus. On the Waterbury campus, children will not be permitted in classrooms, open computer labs, the library, or staff offices.
For your convenience, you may bring your child on short, business-only visits (no more than 10-20 minutes) to the Waterbury campus. All children over 2 years old must wear a face covering.
Children are not allowed on the Danbury campus due to limited space and the tightness of corridors and hallways.
NVCC follows recommendations set by the CDC, Connecticut Department of Public Health, and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) to minimize risk. Guidelines, including physical distancing, mask requirements, room capacity limits, and directional arrows have been set in place. Classrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, while service counters are protected by plexiglass shields and sneeze guards.
Campus social distancing and mask guidelines are as follows:
Effective July 2, 2021: Office and classroom spaces will have a minimum of 6 feet of spacing to follow current public health guidance. Masks will be worn by all in public spaces.
Effective August 25, 2021: Office and classroom spaces will have a minimum of 3 feet of spacing to follow current public health guidance. Masks will be worn by all in public spaces.
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NVCC faculty have learned a lot about new tools and technologies to make sure you have the best experience ever! We are offering our courses through several instructional methods to ensure everyone's safety and provide the highest standard of education.
Please complete this form to request a Chromebook and/or hotspot for the summer intersession. Information for the fall semester will be out shortly.
Online classes are most effective if you have access to a computer (Chromebook or laptop) and reliable internet. Some students use their phones, but it may be more challenging to complete your course assignments in this way. The best thing to do is to contact your instructor.
NVCC has resources to help you get comfortable with taking classes online! Check out these tutorials!
Contact your faculty directly through Blackboard to ask questions and/or schedule an appointment.
Faculty will respond through e-mail and if you want to talk with them directly, they will use WebEx or Microsoft TEAMS for a virtual appointment.
Instructor contact information is located on the Student Schedule within myCommNet's Banner Student Self-Service.
Library services are currently online. You can make an appointment with a librarian for assistance here. You can also request to borrow books, movies, computers, and other items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited computer use hours will be available by appointment. Help is available 7 days a week, including evenings, via the chat box on the library website.
For everyone’s safety, only registered NVCC students are allowed into the library. We cannot allow the children of students at this time.
For the most up to date information on library services please visit their webpage at nv.edu/library.
We are offering virtual tutoring from the ACE in math, science, and writing. To request a tutoring session, please fill out this form.
Learn more about NVCC's Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) here.
We understand the uncertainty you’re feeling and we are here for you. Make sure to check in with your faculty during office hours to discuss any concerns you may have about the class. Additionally, you may contact the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) for tutoring. They are available to provide remote tutoring via Microsoft Teams. You can also make an online appointment with a librarian to get assistance with research.
As a Connecticut Community College student, you have the option to convert any of the grades you earn in any or all of your courses completed during the fall 2020, winter 2020 or spring 2021 semester to Pass (Credit) / Fail (No Credit) grading so that the courses do not affect your GPA. We highly recommend speaking with your advisor or Financial Aid prior to making any changes.
Instructions for applying for this option can be found here: https://www.ct.edu/academics/convert . In addition, you may watch this informative video about the pass/fail option.
NVCC Student Activities holds a variety of fun things every semester!
The Student Government Association/Student Activities sends a weekly newsletter to your student email listing different events that are happening. You can also see what's going on right now by checking the activities calendar here!
Yes, NVCC offers many options for academic and social support through tutoring, academic guidance, peer encouragement and student government opportunities:
Tutoring- ACE: www.nv.edu/ACE
Advising- CAPSS: www.nv.edu/advising
Student Government (SGA): www.nv.edu/sga
Male Encouragement Network (MEN): email@example.com
The Women’s Center: www.nv.edu/womenscenter
The following computer labs are available for student use on the Waterbury and Danbury campuses. To maintain social distancing requirements, all computers are limited to one user at a time. Face masks must be worn for the duration of your visit. Please review the CSCU mask and social distancing guidelines.
Below are the locations for computer/printer use. Please see each location for details.
1.) Technology Hall Room 517
No reservation required. (Just come in during the hours listed below to use a computer.)
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
NVCC students are welcome to use a computer at the library; however, the number of available computers is limited and a reservation is highly recommended. Only L523 will be open; L410, the stacks, and 4th floor study spaces will not be accessible until further notice.
Hours/Reservation: Reserve your library computer time
(Hours subject to change. Please visit reservation page for most up to date times.)
Mondays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Hours: (No reservation is required.)
Contact the NVCC Office of Financial Aid to review your options. Call Lisa Boyko at (203) 575-8009 or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm and create an FSA ID (username and password) that gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. If you are a dependent student, you will need to apply for a separate username and password for one of your parents.
Then, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the FAFSA.
Use NVCC's school code, 006982.
You and one parent (for dependents) must sign before submitting. You will receive a confirmation from the Government confirming receipt, and then another when it is sent to NVCC.
Have questions? Contact Jackie Boyce by phone at (203) 596-2176 or email@example.com.
Our Financial Aid team is ready to assist you.
Please feel free to reach out to us by email at NV-FinancialAid@nv.edu or speak to us live during one of our webex times found here .
Our team frequently holds Financial Aid Workshops. Visit our nv.edu/financial aid web page for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.
Veterans who need assistance can email Johanis Ayala firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Dicicco email@example.com.
Go back into the FAFSA and delete the school code that was on there and add the NVCC school code - 006982. Then click on the submit button. You will receive another confirmation stating that it was received. The Government will then email you one more time stating that it was sent to NVCC.
Questions? Contact Jackie Boyce by phone at (203) 596-2176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request your SAT, ACT or AP test scores
CLEP (College Level Examination Program) information and testing at NVCC
Official transcripts are prepared by a college bearing their official seal and provided in a sealed envelope. If the envelope is opened by anyone other than an official at the receiving college, it is no longer considered official.
Unofficial transcripts is a record of college classes taken including grades received. The document can be produced by the college or student, but does not have a raised college seal. It may also be a transcript that bears the official seal, but is not in the original sealed envelope. These transcripts can be emailed or faxed to NVCC.
To Waive Placement Testing or Prerequisite Requirements (Unofficial transcript accepted)
Unofficial college transcripts may be submitted to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements. Contact the respective college to request your transcript. These transcripts may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 203-596-8766.
To transfer credits to NVCC (Official transcript needed)
An official college transcript is required to assess if your courses are eligible for transfer towards your NVCC degree or certificate. Contact the respective college to request your official transcript or CollegeBoard.org to transfer AP credits. Transcripts are only considered official when received in the original sealed envelope. Transcripts may be sent from the college directly to the Admissions Office.
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Admissions, Room K502
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Please note: Official college transcripts may also be used to waive placement testing or prerequisite requirements.
If your college credits were earned overseas, you must get your transcripts professionally evaluated in order for transfer credits to be considered. Choose one of these evaluation services to assist you with the process.
For students born after December 31, 1956: Connecticut State Law requires that all full-time (degree seeking and non-degree/non-matriculating) and part-time matriculating students enrolled in post-secondary schools be adequately protected against measles, mumps and rubella. Beginning August 1, 2010 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). Student must have two (2) doses of each vaccine administered at least one (1) month apart to insure adequate immunization.
Download the Proof of Immunization Form.
The following proof will be accepted:
F-1 visa students applying from overseas:
Schedule an exam at www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.
Students already in Connecticut may choose to take the Accuplacer instead.
The Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC, which was then Mattatuck Community College, opened its doors in January 1977 to provide a training laboratory for early childhood education majors at the college as well as a quality educational environment for young children ages 3 - 6.
The initial set-up of the center included one large preschool and a toddler classroom. Today there are three classrooms, including two preschools, one with an integrated Kindergarten component, a toddler class.
The enrollment of the center includes children of staff, faculty, students and the local community.
In 1998, the Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC received a school readiness grant from the state of Connecticut, expanding it’s role in the community through collaboration with the Waterbury School System. There are currently 20 full-time slots and two part-time slots designated under the umbrella of Waterbury School Readiness.
The Center has evolved through the years to become a nationally accredited, high-quality model school that serves as the training ground for approximately 40 early childhood education students per year as well as students in other related disciplines, such as psychology, English and nursing.
The Center is the only training facility in the state to incorporate the Reggio Emilia approach into its teacher preparation program as well as fully utilize the approach in the classrooms with young children.
High-interest, in-depth studies that encompass a variety of learning and embedded curriculum and assessment are considered the Project Approach.
THE HUNDRED LANGUAGES OF CHILDREN
Reggio Emilia Italia
No Way. The hundred is there.*
is made of one hundred.
The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
A hundred always a hundred
ways of listening
of marveling of loving
a hundred joys
for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds
a hundred wolds
The child has
a hundred languages
(and a hundred, hundred, hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.
They tell the child:
to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.
to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.
that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
that do not belong together.
And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.
The child says:
No way. The hundred is there.
*Translated by Lella Gandini