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Norwalk Community College to hold Saturday registration on August 24

By Norwalk Community College

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NORWALK, CT - Norwalk Community College will hold a Super Saturday registration session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 24 in the East Campus building to help students register for Fall classes. The Fall semester begins August 27.

Current and prospective students can meet with academic and financial aid advisors, choose classes and register on the spot.

There will be faculty and staff to answer questions about choosing classes, transferring credits, applying for financial and scholarships, or planning an academic pathway that will help you start a great career or transfer to a four-year college or university.

New students should bring a photo ID, unofficial transcripts, proof of high school graduation, and immunization records. Academic placement testing will be available.

Founded in 1961, Norwalk Community College was the first public, two-year college established in Connecticut, The institution provides more than 60 offerings leading to transfer, employment and lifelong learning.

NCC offers 40 Associate Degree and 20 Certificate programs, as well as Pathway Transfer Degree programs that easily transfer to the Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College.

NCC graduates transfer to many of the nation’s elite colleges including Yale, Georgetown, New York University, Cornell, Smith and Mount Holyoke. By completing your first two years of college at NCC and transferring, students can save up to $140,000 on the overall cost of their education.

The college awards $11.9 million in federal, state and private financial aid annually to current students. The NCC Foundation awards more than $1.3 million in scholarships annually to current and transferring NCC students. Many eligible NCC students attend for free.

And NCC is the only community college to offer the NCC Foundation LEAP scholarship, which provides tuition money for graduates transferring on to a four-year institution to complete a B.A. degree. That’s free money to go!

NCC also offers the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) agreement with the University of Connecticut. This agreement is designed for students who are enrolled in a Liberal Arts transfer program at NCC and plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in the University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources; or the School of Business.

The college is located on 30 wooded acres in suburban south Norwalk. It has many outstanding facilities including state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, the Pitney Bowes Wellness Center, and a Nursing and Allied Health Hospital Simulation Unit with 10 computerized Sim-Men teaching mannequins that can talk, breathe and even give blood! The campus also features a professional Culinary Arts teaching kitchen and Dining Room, a Film and Television Production Studio, Career Development Center, Theater, Makerspace, Live Animal Laboratory, Child Development Laboratory School and Multicultural Center.

Students have access to many resources to help them succeed including a Student Success Center, free bus passes, a food pantry, low-cost childcare and a Tutoring Center. There is even a Student Emergency Fund for students who face urgent and unexpected financial problems such as not being able to pay for housing, books, food or transportation.

Many NCC programs have 100 percent job placement rates, including the Veterinary Technology and Respiratory Care degree programs and select non-credit certificate programs.

NCC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (former known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges). In addition, many individual programs are accredited by national professional associations including the Nursing, Respiratory Care, Engineering and Veterinary Technology Curricula.

Norwalk Community College is located at 188 Richards Avenue in Norwalk, conveniently close to both the Merritt Parkway and I-95.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (203)857-7080 or www.

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