Central Connecticut State University

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Central Connecticut State UniversityCentral Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street,
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (888) 733-2278







About CCSU

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising five schools-Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Professional Studies, Engineering & Technology, and Graduate Studies-CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state's Capitol Region. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state.

CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. A network of study-abroad opportunities, overseas inter-institutional arrangements, and other internationally focused educational programming prepares students to become "global citizens," responsive to a world of cultural differences and able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace.

The faculty's commitment to scholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms.

The University is led by President John W. Miller, its 12th president.

Mission

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) collects, analyzes, organizes and disseminatesdata and institutional information to support the University. OIRA is also responsible for campus-wide coordination of assessment activities and assists in the development of a culture of assessment directed at continuous improvement based on data-driven decisions and adjustments.

Goals

The ongoing goals of OIRA encompass five major areas:
Data Management. Capture, audit, and maintain frozen data sets about admissions, enrolled students, course offerings, degrees awarded, faculty and staff information, and faculty load
Internal Reporting. Provide University administrators and faculty with consistent and accurate reports
External Reporting. Respond to external requirements and requests for information about the University
Research. Conduct research about aspects of the University and its external environment
Assessment. Coordinate assessment activities campus-wide

Research and Presentations

OIRA regularly conducts research project for the campus and presents the findings. Presentations made at regional and national conferences are also posted here.
Faculty and Staff
Advising Loads at CCSU, Fall 2005 – Spring 2010 (2010)
Salaries of Full-Time Faculty in New England and the Mid-Atlantic (restricted to CCSU faculty and staff due to copyright)
Fall 2009 (March 2010)
Fall 2008 (March 2009)
Fall 2007 (March 2008)
Demographic Distributions of Full-Time Faculty and Non-Faculty Employees at CCSU Fall 1993-08 (2009)
Non-Instructional Load Credits of CCSU Full-Time Faculty 2007-08 (2008)
Analysis of Student-Faculty Ratios, 1993-94 to 2007-08 (2007)
Satisfaction of Faculty and Staff - Noel Levitz College Employee Satisfaction Survey Results (2007 and 2008)
Higher Education and Assessment
Net Price Calculator Requirement: Implementation Issues (NEAIR, 2010) slides (pdf) (pptx)
Academic Advising Quality Metrics from the National Survey of Student Engagement (2010)
Net Price Calculator Requirement (ConnAIR, 2010) I handout I screenshot I (pptx)
Time on Test, Student Motivation, and Performance on the Collegiate Learning Assessment: Implications for Institutional Accountability
(AIR, 2010) paper | handout | slides (pdf) (pptx)
Increase in Degree Production Needed at CCSU to Meet Obama Administration Completion Goals (2010)
SAT Scores in Connecticut in 2008 by Race/Ethnicity (2009)
Institutional and Student Characteristics that Predict Retention and Graduation Rates (NEAIR, 2008) paper | sildes (pdf) (pptx)
The Tension Between Student Persistence and Institutional Retention (AIR, 2008) paper | slides (pdf) (pptx)
Demographic Change Related to the College-Bound Population (2008) pdf | pptx
Strategic Priorities Survey Results (2008)
How to Conduct an Institutional Effectiveness Audit of Administrative Units (NEAIR, 2007)
Higher Education Funding and State Government (2007) pdf | ppt
Students
Change in Total Headcount Enrollment, Enrollment of Full-Time First-Time Students, Mean High School Rank, One‐Year Retention Rates, and Six‐Year Graduation Rates 1991-2008 (2010)
Report on Focus Groups with Second-, Third-, and Fourth-Year Students with a High Probability of Graduating (2010)
Credits Earned and Grade Point Averages as Predictive Factors for Full-Time, First-Time Students to Graduate in Six Years (2009)
Updates on Graduation and Retention Rates of Full-Time, First-Time Students (2009) pdf | pptx
Effects of Parents' Education, Family Income, and First Semester GPA on Six-Year Graduation Rates (ConnAIR, 2009)
National Survey of Student Engagement Results of Persisting First-Year Students and Non-Persisting First-Year Students (2009)
Facts about First-Year Students at CCSU (2009) pdf | pptx
Programmatic and Gender Differences in Graduation and Retention Rates (2008)
New Undergraduate Students, Undeclared Majors, and Major Changes (2008)
Effects of Student Success, Parents' Education, and Family Income on Graduation Rates (2008)
Educational Loan Debt of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients at CCSU
2010 Report
2009 Report
2008 Report
Persistence to Graduation for Transfer and “Native” Students: A Case Study (AIR, 2008) pdf | pptx
Graduation Rates and Student Success (2008)
Analysis of Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement
2009 report
2008 report
2007 report
Time To Degree Completion Report
2009 Report
2008 Report
2007 Report

CCSU Points of Pride
CCSU's all-around excellence has been drawing a lot of attention lately--in Connecticut and around the nation. Here are some of the honors, awards, and recognitions the University has recently received:

CCSU honored as a "Leadership Institution ." As one of only 16 in the nation and the only one in CT, CCSU stands as role model of undergraduate education for the country.

CCSU selected as a "Great College for the Real World ." The title says it all: the University does an outstanding job of preparing students for exciting, productive lives.

CCSU chosen as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges ." Princeton Review interviewed CCSU students and examined the University's key institutional data: results--CCSU praised for "innovative education" and "excellent professors who will help you every step of the way."

CCSU professors are widely recognized leaders in their fields: Professors Timothy Reagan, Heather Munro Prescott and Felton Best have been selected as distinguished CSU Professors; Professor Kristine Larsen was honored by the Hartford Courant as a "Great Prof. in CT"; and Professor Karen Tracey was named "Outstanding Industrial Technology Professor."

CCSU is home to the Blue Devils! The men's basketball, baseball, and golf teams, and the women's soccer team regularly become Northeastern Conference Champions and earn berths to their NCAA tournaments. And US News ranked CCSU among the top 12 universities in the nation for its commitment to gender equity in sports .

CCSU has received outstanding support for its academic programs: in national competition, CCSU was awarded a prestigious $1-million federal grant to fund educational programs to prepare future teachers to use technology. The American Savings Foundation awarded CCSU $1 million to establish a Chair of Banking and Finance in the University's School of Business. And CCSU's faculty were awarded a record-breaking $4.1 million in grants to support scholarly research--funds essential to ensuring classroom vitality and a curriculum geared to best practices.

CCSU students have been honored for a wealth of academic, artistic, and leadership achievements.

University Mission
Mission

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and scholarship that emphasizes development and application of knowledge and ideas through research and outreach activities, and prepares students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. As a comprehensive public university, we provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels.
Elements of Distinctiveness

CCSU identifies the following as distinctive elements within the Connecticut State University system of four constituent universities:

• International Education
• Workforce and State Economic Development
• Community Engagement
• Interdisciplinary Studies and Cross-Curricular Initiatives
Vision

Central Connecticut State University aspires to be recognized for:

• graduating broadly educated, culturally and globally aware students who will contribute
meaningfully to their communities as engaged professionals and citizens;
• contributing to knowledge through scholarship; and
• fostering societal improvements through responsive and innovative programs.


o Faculty Senate Bill 08.09.017B
o Approved by President Miller 03.16.09
o CSUS Board Resolution BR# 10-43 07.21.10

A Plan for Central Connecticut State University

Introduction
The process of developing a Strategic Plan for Central Connecticut State University and defining the elements of its distinctive identity has extended over the past three years. In addition to incorporating many unimplemented goals from previous plans, the strategic planning process has entailed numerous discussions, forums, written calls for input, and staff meetings. Contributions to the plan came from faculty, staff, students, community members, alumni, legislators, and other stakeholders.

After an initial set of strategic goals was drafted, a lengthy review process resulted in extensive modifications based on recommendations from the Faculty Senate, Council of Deans, the Alumni Association and Institutional Advancement; the Executive Committee; University Planning and Budget Committee; open campus meetings for students; faculty and staff; and institution-wide written calls for input. With the understanding that a useful strategic plan and statements of unique purpose will evolve as needs and circumstances change, the resulting Strategic Plan and list of distinctive elements have been endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the University Planning and Budget Committee, the Executive Committee, the Council of Deans, and the Student Government Association.

The Strategic Plan is based on the University's statement of mission and vision and four distinctive elements of CCSU's identity. The Plan comprises seven broadly defined goals and an extensive series of objectives aimed at realizing those goals and advancing the University.

CCSU - Economic Impact, 2007-2008

TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT
Central's impact on Connecticut's economy is extensive and diverse, ranging from its expenditures and student labor circulating through the economy and creating multiples of impact, to the rich effects of preparing and graduating of a highly educated workforce whose degrees represent value added to personal lives and the state's economy.

ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT
CCSU's annual estimated economic impact from expenditures (operating, capital, student spending) and student labor during the past year totaled $581.3 million*, a strong, clear measure of the University's role in enhancing the state's economy.

DEGREES GRANTED
In 2008, CCSU granted 2,294 degrees, clearly aimed at preparing people for careers, as well as enhancing their collective intellectual and career growth. That number includes 1,677 bachelor’s degrees and post baccalaureate degrees, 616 master’s degrees and Sixth-Year Certificates, and 1 doctoral degree.

VALUE-ADDED EDUCATION
There are approximately 40,000 Central graduates, ages 65 and younger, living in Connecticut. On an annual basis, college graduates in Connecticut earn more than $22,000 above what they would have earned with only a high school degree. Assuming that 80% of Central gratuates are in the state's workforce, a Central education generates more than $700 million in value-added annual earnings, and these dollars circulate throughout the state's economy providing revenue for Connecticut and its many businesses. Perhaps as impressive, CCSU graduates have exceptional success in finding jobs and starting careers. Within one year of graduation, over 77% are employed.

EXPENDITURES
CCSU's total annual operating expense for Fiscal Year 2008 was $198.9 million. These expenses directly support the University's mission-providing payroll benefits, educational equipment, library supplies, professional resources, repair and maintenance facilities, and other essential goods and services-and create an estimated economic impact of $423.66 million.

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Marked progress has been made on CCSU's major campus revitalization program. In recent years several important, student-centered projects were completed, providing updated and upgraded facilities with state-of-the-art instructional equipment. These facilities enable CCSU to educate a largely state-based workforce that will continue to produce benefits for Connecticut well into the 21st century. (The annual average is determined by using the last five year total capital expenditures of $126.6 million and the standard economic multiplier of 2.13.

Work continues in making CCSU's campus welcoming, supportive, and sustainable. Recent total capital expenditures average $6.4 million annually, creating an economic impact of $13.7 million in FY 2008.

ACTING RESPONSIBLY
CCSU has played a vital part in New Britain's educational and cultural life since its inception in 1849. But we do not have "free rent" in the city. The University's land and buildings are owned by the State of Connecticut, which makes an annual Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) grant to New Britain. For fiscal year 2008, that payment was $4,032,898.

STUDENT SPENDING
Our students contribute to the region's economy, too. More than 12,000 students are on the CCSU campus on a daily basis. Their estimated annual spending of $58 million (in addition to tuition, fees and room and board) generates an estimated economic impact of $123.5 million in the region.

STUDENT COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS
Co-op programs provide CCSU students with valuable work-related experience, as well as opportunities to make connections with potential employers. During the 2007-08 academic year, 217 CCSU students worked for 47 employers and earned $3,545,433.** The impressive figure represents another sharply focused indicator of how much and how well Central students contribute to businesses across the state. It is also noteworthy that nearly two thirds of them are offered full-time employment by the firms and agencies with which they work.

STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
Connecticut businesses also rely on a wide range of internship programs and opportunities involving Central students. In a typical year CCSU interns provide nearly 435,000 hours of work, both paid and unpaid to area businesses, schools agencies and industries. Based on an average wage of $14.00, those hours readily translate into roughly $6.1 million in "free labor."

EMPLOYEE STATE AND FEDERAL REVENUE IMPACT
With more than 1,700-full and part-time employees CCSU is New Britain's third largest employer. The University also employs almost 900 students. In the past year, $3.6 million in state and $11.5 million in federal income taxes were withheld.

* Economic impact determined using a standard and customary multiplier coefficient of 2.13.

** Total earnings computed as follows: 217 students x 26 weeks x 40 hours per week x avg. hourly salary of $15.71

Prospective Students

How Do I...Apply for Undergraduate Admission?
Students can apply online by selecting here. Or you can download an application form and find additional information on the Admissions Web site.

How Do I...Apply For Graduate Admission?
Students can apply online by selecting here. Or you can download an application form and find additional information on the Graduate Web site.

How Do I...Transfer from a Community or other Four-Year College?
Prospective transfer students can find additional information at the Transfer Student Web site.

How Do I...Register as a Part-Time Student?
Prospective part-time students can find registration information at the Enrollment Center's Web site.

How Do I...Find Out the Status of My Application?
The Admissions Office can be reached at 860-832-CCSU (2278) or at http://www.ccsu.edu/admission.

How Do I...View Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs?
They both can be found on our Academics page.

How Do I...Find Out What Courses Are Offered?
This information is available from our Course Offerings Web site.

How Do I...Learn About Academic Departments and Course Descriptions?
All of this information can be found on our Academics Web page.

How Do I...Know What Graduate Degrees Are Offered?
Graduate degrees can be viewed here.

How do I . . . Learn about Study Abroad opportunities?
The first step to learning all about Study Abroad opportunities at CCSU is to attend an Info Session. Students will find the complete schedule of Info Sessions, which occur frequently throughout the fall and spring semesters, posted on the Center for International Education website, on posters and flyers campus-wide, and by stopping by the Center in Barnard Hall, room 123. Check our home page for complete information: http://www.ccsu.edu/CIE/Studyabroad/infosessions.htm

How do I . . . Get help with planning to Study Abroad?
Students will want to start their planning by attending an Info Session where they can learn about CCSU's many international education options and receive helpful hand-outs. Students should also meet with an advisor to discuss their intentions; their major, minor, and general education options while abroad; their anticipated credit load, etc. Central offers short-term Course Abroad programs led by CCSU faculty, as well as semester- and year-long programs of study at Partner Universities around the world. There is a program that is right for you! Check the University calendar for the application deadlines and review the details on the CIE web site: www.ccsu.edu/cie

How do I . . . Pay for Study Abroad?
In most cases, if you participate in a CCSU-approved Partner University program, you pay CCSU tuition and fees, and all financial assistance that you receive to attend CCSU will apply (e.g., scholarships, grants, financial aid). If you register for a CCSU Course Abroad for the Winter or Summer Session, the charge will vary, but it will include your round trip airfare. The cost of Courses Abroad that are part of a regular Spring Semester class will also include round trip airfare, but do not charge additional tuition. There are also many opportunities to apply for scholarships and financial support. Stop by the CIE for more information and also review our web site: www.ccsu.edu/cie/studyabroad

How do I . . . Meet International Students and students returning from studying abroad?
The best way to meet CCSU international students from around the world, as well as the many US students who have returned from studying in other countries, is to attend an International Relations Club meeting. The Club meets every Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center. For more information, visit the Club's web site at: http://clubs.ccsu.edu/IntRelClub/

How Do I...Apply to the Honors Program?
Program information can be viewed here.

How Do I...Request More Information Be Mailed To Me?
We would be happy to send you a copy of our viewbook. Download and mail Admissions the information request form.

How Do I...Learn About Tuition?
Tuition information is maintained by the Bursar's Office.

How Do I...Learn About Financial Aid?
Financial aid information is available through the Financial Aid office.

How Do I...Know Which School Is Best For Me?
Find more information about our four academic schools on this link.

How Do I...Schedule a Tour of the Campus?
Tours of the campus can be arranged by calling the Admissions Office at 860-832-2289 or by filling out this form

How Do I...See a Virtual Tour of the Campus?
A virtual tour is located at http://www.ccsu.edu/virtualtour. Students may also be interested in looking at our viewbook.

How Do I...Contact a CCSU Professor?
The CCSU phone directory is a very useful tool for searching out a faculty member.

How Do I...Learn More About CCSU's Residence Halls?
The ResLife Web site contains descriptions of the residence halls so students can find one that suits their needs.

How Do I...Learn About Student Clubs and Activities?
There are a variety of clubs available for students, many of which operate out of the Student Center.

How Do I...Find Important Dates and Happenings Around Campus?
This information can be found on our Calendar Web page or on Today@CCSU. You might also want to check out The Arts @ CCSU and the listing of Lectures & Conferences.

How Do I...Find Athletics Information?
The CCSUBlueDevils.Com Web site has up-to-the minute information concerning all Blue Devil teams.

How Do I...Locate the University's Mailing Address and Phone Number?
Our mailing address and contact information can be found on our Contacts page.

How Do I...View a Campus Map and Directions to the Campus?
Both can be found on our Visitors page.

How Do I...Know Where to Park?
Parking regulations can be found on the Police Department's Web site. View our campus map to see specific parking areas.

How Do I...Buy Books and CCSU Merchandise?
Check out the CCSU Bookstore

Suggestions always welcome: Webmaster@ccsu.edu.

Current Students

How Do I...Learn About CentralPipeline?
CCSU's CentralPipeline offers you access online system such as WebCentral-Banner Web (for Registration, Grades, Billing, and more), Outlook Web email and calendar, Blackboard Vista, your M: / drive files and more. CentralPipeline is a campus web portal page, providing features such as personal and campus announcements. To get things started, please select this link to CentralPipeline for Students --it's also linked from the Current Students link on the homepage and the top navigation bar on several other pages. To get started with registration, view the Registration Guide.

How Do I...Obtain a Computer Account User Name and Password so that I Can Use CentralPipeline and other online systems?
To activate your BlueNet account (your CCSU computer account), access the Accounts Management system at https://accounts.ccsu.edu/wacctmgt/. You will need your 8-digit CCSU ID number, last four digits of your SSN, and your date of birth.

How Do I...Locate My Eight- Digit Student ID Number?
Students can locate their eight-digit student ID number by looking at the red digits on their Blue Chip Card. If students do not have a Blue Chip Card, they should stop by the Card Office, located in the back of the bookstore in the Student Center.

How Do I...Get Help with CentralPipeline if I Have Problems Navigating or Logging In?
Students should contact the Marcus White Computer Lab or IT Help Desk for assistance.

How Do I...Find an Academic Advisor? If you have not yet declared a major, please begin with the Advising Center, Willard 100. Pre-Communication, Pre-Elementary Education and Pre-Graphic Deisgn majors without a subject-matter major should also see an advisor in the Advising Center. Pre-Social Work majors should go to the Social Work department. Pre-Business majors should go to the School of Business to arrange for an advisor. Once you have declared a major, the major department will assign a faculty member as your academic advisor. Contact the department chair for your advisor's name.

How Do I...Retrieve My Grades and Unofficial Transcripts Using CentralPipeline?
A grade retrieval guide is available in PDF format on the Registrar's Web site.

How Do I...Register for Classes Using CentralPipeline?
A registration guide is available in PDF format on the Registrar's Web site.

How do I... Request Official Transcripts?
Official transcript request forms can be found here.

How Do I...Apply For Graduation?
An Application for Baccalaureate Degree is available in PDF format on the Registrar's Web site.

How Do I...Discover Which Courses Are Offered and Still Open?
All of this information is available from our Course Offerings Web site.

How Do I...Find Catalogs, Academic Departments, and Course Descriptions?
All of this information can be found on our Academics Web page.

How do I . . . Learn about Study Abroad opportunities?
The first step to learning all about Study Abroad opportunities at CCSU is to attend an Info Session. Students will find the complete schedule of Info Sessions, which occur frequently throughout the fall and spring semesters, posted on the Center for International Education website, on posters and flyers campus-wide, and by stopping by the Center in Barnard Hall, room 123. Check our home page for complete information: http://www.ccsu.edu/CIE/Studyabroad/infosessions.htm

How do I . . . Get help with planning to Study Abroad?
Students will want to start their planning by attending an Info Session where they can learn about CCSU's many international education options and receive helpful hand-outs. Students should also meet with an advisor to discuss their intentions; their major, minor, and general education options while abroad; their anticipated credit load, etc. Central offers short-term Course Abroad programs led by CCSU faculty, as well as semester- and year-long programs of study at Partner Universities around the world. There is a program that is right for you! Check the University calendar for the application deadlines and review the details on the CIE web site: www.ccsu.edu/cie

How do I . . . Pay for Study Abroad?
In most cases, if you participate in a CCSU-approved Partner University program, you pay CCSU tuition and fees, and all financial assistance that you receive to attend CCSU will apply (e.g., scholarships, grants, financial aid). If you register for a CCSU Course Abroad for the Winter or Summer Session, the charge will vary, but it will include your round trip airfare. The cost of Courses Abroad that are part of a regular Spring Semester class will also include round trip airfare, but do not charge additional tuition. There are also many opportunities to apply for scholarships and financial support. Stop by the CIE for more information and also review our web site: www.ccsu.edu/cie/studyabroad

How do I . . . Meet International Students and students returning from studying abroad?
The best way to meet CCSU international students from around the world, as well as the many US students who have returned from studying in other countries, is to attend an International Relations Club meeting. The Club meets every Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center. For more information, visit the Club's web site at: http://clubs.ccsu.edu/IntRelClub/

How Do I...Learn My Way Around Campus?
A campus map is available and includes a key to building abbreviations.

How Do I...Discover Which Residence Hall is Best for Me?
The ResLife Web site contains descriptions of all the residence halls so students can find one that suits their needs.

How Do I...Get Connected to the Campus Computer Network in My Residence Hall?
Students should contact ResNet for assistance with residence hall room connectivity.

How Do I...Find Out Information About Student Services?
Our student services and resources Web page is the best starting point.

How Do I...Find Important Dates, Happenings Around Campus, and Final Exams Schedules?
This information can be found on our Calendar Web page or on Today@CCSU. You might also want to check out The Arts @ CCSU and the listing of Lectures & Conferences.

How Do I...Learn About Tuition for the Upcoming Semester?
The Bursar's Office is responsible for maintaining tuition information.

How Do I...Learn About Financial Aid?
The Financial Aid Web site is a valuable source of financial aid information.

How Do I...Apply for Scholarships?
Students can apply for scholarships between November 1 and February 1 on CCSU's Scholarship Web site.

How Do I...Contact a Faculty or Staff Member?
Our telephone directory will provide students with faculty members' office location, phone number, and e-mail address.

How Do I...Check My E-mail?
Students have the ability to check e-mail by logging into https://webmail.ccsu.edu and then entering their BlueNet account usernames and passwords.

How Do I...Change my mailing address or my name?
Students have the ability to change their mailing address or their name by filling out a change of address or name form located on the Registrar's site. Students may also click here (PDF)

How Do I...Discover if Classes Are Cancelled or Delayed?
This information is available by calling the snow phone at 860-832-3333 or by checking here. Cancellation and delay notices are also accessible from the home page.

How Do I...Discover Where to Park?
Parking regulations can be found on the Police Department's Web site. View our campus map to see specific parking areas.

How Do I...Join a Student Club and Get Involved in Student Activities?
There are a variety of student clubs, many of which operate out of the Student Center.

How Do I...Buy Books?
Check out the Bookstore.

How Do I...Find Athletic Information?
The CCSUBlueDevils.com Web site has up-to-the-minute information concerning all Blue Devil teams.

How Do I...Find a Quiet Place to Study?
The Library is open late most weeknights during the semester.

How Do I...Find a Computer to Use and Answers to My Technical Questions?
The Marcus White Computer Lab offers both PCs and Macintosh computers to use, and the knowledgeable staff is available to assist students.

How Do I...Waive My Student Health Insurance?
Directions for waiving student sickness insurance can be found on the Health Service Web site.

How Do I...Discover Available Jobs?
The Career Services department maintains a list of available on-campus and off-campus jobs. Professional (off- campus) job openings are posted weekly.

How Do I...Do My Banking on Campus?
http://www.achievefinancialcu.com

Suggestions always welcome: Webmaster@ccsu.edu.

Undergraduate Admissions


Central Connecticut State University welcomes applications from students with a broad range of abilities, interests and backgrounds. We value excellence in scholarship, ability, and performance. We look for active involved students who will help contribute to the spirit and campus life of Central.

The staff of the Office of Recruitment and Admissions particularly welcomes your interest in Central Connecticut State University. We can put you in touch with department heads that delight in sharing with you the strength of our academic programs and student services.

ATTENTION Transfer Pre-Nursing Applicants:
Due to a large number of applications, all transfer Pre-Nursing applicants are currently being waitlisted for the fall 2011 term.

First Year Applicant Requirements for Admission


Welcome to the Undergraduate Admissions section of the Central Connecticut State University’s website! This section is designed to provide information to prospective students and their family members who are considering the University. However, more extensive information will be available to you if you create an account through our VIP Passport. An account will enable us to customize a website according to your interests and provide personalized announcements. It will also give you the ability to monitor the status of your application.

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Central Connecticut State University has a "rolling" admissions policy, not a set admissions deadline, which gives students greater flexibility in applying. The University urges prospective students to apply as early as possible in their senior year. The University begins accepting students for the fall semester in mid-October and will continue to review applications until the class is filled. Fall semester applications will be processed on a space-available basis after May 1st for freshmen and after June 1st for transfer students.

Applications for students enrolling in the spring semester will be reviewed in early fall.

Central Connecticut State University requires all applicants to have graduated from an approved secondary school or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). In addition, the university requires first-year students to submit the following credentials to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission:
Submit an online application at www.ccsu.edu/apply. If you wish to submit a paper application, you may obtain one from the Office of Admissions or download one here. If you apply online, be sure your high school transcript, test scores, and recommendation(s) are sent by mail (see below for address).
$50.00 non-refundable application fee. Online applicants will be asked to submit the $50.00 application fee prior to submission of the online application.
First-year students must submit their official high school transcript(s). First quarter senior grades may be requested if an admissions counselor determines the need.
Applicants must submit their SAT I or ACT test scores. The test scores requirement can be waived if the applicant has successfully completed more than twelve college level credits or has been out of school for more than five years.
First-year students must submit a minimum of one academic recommendation from a teacher or school counselor.
A personal essay on a topic of your choice. (1-2 typed pages preferred)

Send all application materials to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

The following guidelines are what Admissions Counselors look for when reviewing applications for admission consideration:

· Official High School Transcript

College Preparatory Curriculum

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

4 years-English
3 years-Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II)*
3 years-Social Science (including US History)
2 years-Science (including one lab science)*
3 years (up to the third level) of the SAME foreign language is RECOMMENDED, not required. Students completing up to the third level in high school are exempt from taking foreign language at the university.

*Additional coursework is required for specific majors within the Schools of Business, Education & Professional Studies, and Engineering & Technology. Please see program requirements on website.

· SAT (1025 median score for students enrolled Fall 2009) critical reading and mathematics score combined. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the SAT more than once.

. ACT is also accepted (composite score of a 20 or higher is needed).

· Class Rank (top 50% of their graduating class as guideline)

· While interviews are not required for students applying for admission, the Admissions staff may request an interview with certain applicants to obtain additional information or to clarify information.

An admissions counselor will review your completed application and send you a written decision letter approximately within two weeks.

Central Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.

Transfer Admissions Guidelines

Making the transition to Central Connecticut State University is easy! Whether you are transferring from a community college or a four-year college or university, the Admissions staff is here to make your transition as smooth as possible. Admission to CCSU is primarily based on your academic achievement. Typically, CCSU likes to admit students with a college grade point average of a C or better after completing at least 12 or more college-level credits (not including remedial coursework) from regionally accredited institutions. However, higher grade point averages may be required for particular academic programs. Please refer to the web sites within the Schools of Business, Education & Professional Studies, and Engineering & Technology for specific requirements.

Please see requirements for additional information or you may contact the Admissions Office for specific program requirements.

Credit is typically awarded to students who earn a C- or higher in 100 level or above course work from regionally accredited institutions. Developmental or basic course work is and will not be accepted. All academic courses with a passing grade (D- or higher) will transfer from Eastern, Southern or Western Connecticut State Universities. Pass/Fail courses are generally NOT eligible for transfer credit except for recreation/physical education courses from any institution and all courses from Connecticut State University institutions. A transfer credit evaluation showing how each previous course transfers to the University will be mailed with your decision letter. Questions should be directed to the Office of Admissions at 860-832-2278 or admissions@ccsu.edu.

Regardless of the number of credits transferred, a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits at CCSU in order to earn the University’s bachelor’s degree.

Central Connecticut State University requires all applicants to have graduated from an approved secondary school or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). In addition, the university requires Transfer students to submit the following credentials to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is June 1st and December 1st for the spring semester.
Submit an online application at www.ccsu.edu/apply. If you wish to submit a paper application, you may obtain one from the Office of Admissions or download your application at: http://www.ccsu.edu/admission/applications/undergrad_application.pdf If you apply online, be sure to have your supplemental information sent by mail (see below for address).
$50.00 non-refundable application fee. Online applicants will be asked to submit the $50.00 application fee prior to submission of online application.
Transfer students must submit their official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended. Hand delivered transcripts will not be accepted and are not considered official.
Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores if the applicant has successfully completed more than twelve college level credits or has been out of school for more than five years.
An optional personal essay on a topic of your choice.
Recommendations letter(s) are optional.

Send all application materials to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Associate Degree Recipients

Applicants with Associates Degrees must meet the minimum GPA requirements for their selected program. All graduates of Connecticut State Community Colleges who are recipients of an Associate’s Degree are admissible to CCSU. A minimum of two additional years of full-time study is required to complete a baccalaureate degree. Courses with grades of D+, D and D- are transferrable only if the student has earned an Associate’s Degree from a Connecticut State Community College or Charter Oak State College. For information on how course work will transfer to CCSU from the Connecticut State Community College System, please refer to our transfer credit equivalency guide.

Students considering transferring to CCSU are advised to submit an application at least three months prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll.

International Student Admissions


Welcome to Central Connecticut State University--your gateway to an outstanding university experience in the United States! More than 40 countries are represented in our international student population, and the university recognizes and appreciates how international students enrich the educational experience of our entire campus community. CCSU will prepare you for leadership in a growing global society.

This section is designed to provide information to prospective international students who are considering the University. However, more extensive information will be available to you if you create an account through our VIP Passport. An account will enable us to customize a website according to your interests and provide personalized announcements. It will also give you the ability to monitor the status of your application.

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The university welcomes applications from students around the world. An international student is someone who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States (holder of a “Green Card”). Prospective international students complete the same application for enrollment as domestic students and they must meet the same admissions criteria required of all other applicants.

International students are selected for admission based on a review of their academic success in their previous education and scores achieved on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

International students must submit the following information and credentials to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions:
Completed application for admission at www.ccsu.edu/apply. If you wish to submit a paper application, you may obtain one from the Office of Admissions or download one here: http://www.ccsu.edu/admission/applications/undergrad_application.pdf . Please be sure that your secondary school transcript and test scores are sent by mail (see below for address).
$50.00 non-refundable application fee. Online applicants will be asked to submit the $50.00 application fee prior to submission of the online application.
Official copies of secondary and post-secondary educational records. (If records are in a language other than English, official translations must be submitted as well). CCSU recommends that students seek foreign educational credential evaluations from NACES® members. NACES® is an association of private foreign educational credential evaluation services committed to formulating and maintaining ethical standards in the field of foreign educational evaluation.

· Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by submitting a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information on the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA, (609) 771-7243 or 771-7100. The three versions of the TOEFL that a prospective student may take are listed here with minimum acceptable scores:

Internet: minimum score 61
Computer: minimum score 173
Writing: minimum score 500

· Applicants must submit an Affidavit of Support (PDF) verifying that a sponsor will provide the Estimated Expenses in U.S. dollars to you for each calendar year of study at CCSU. The Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents should be mailed to:

Center for International Education
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
A personal essay on a topic of your choice. (1-2 typed pages preferred)
Application deadline is April 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester.

Send all application materials (except Affidavit of Support) to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

CCSU’s George R. Muirhead Center for International Education is available to help international students during the application process. Contact the George R. Muirhead Center for International Education, Barnard Hall, Room 138 (832-2040), fax (860) 832-2047 for assistance with questions or concerns. If accepted, international students must also submit a medical history form and parental consent for medical treatment.

Upon acceptance to the University, all international students will be issued an I-20 form, The I-20 will be mailed to the student’s permanent address as listed on the admissions application. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions should be notified if there is a change of address during the application process.

** Students seeking admission to Central Connecticut State University’s undergraduate program who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency standards may enroll in an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) prior to gaining full admission. Please contact the Center for International Education for details on the IELP program.

Admissions Staff
Larry Hall Director (860) 832-2298 halllaw@ccsu.edu
Tony Carberry Associate Director (860) 832-2292 carberryt@ccsu.edu
Douglas Benoit Assistant Director (860) 832-2286 benoitd@ccsu.edu
Donna DeCarlo Assistant Director (860) 832-2296 decarlo_dom@ccsu.edu
Jane Gardner Assistant Director (860) 832-2284 gardnerja@ccsu.edu
Caroline Marquez Assistant Director (860) 832-2280 marquez@ccsu.edu
Leah Skinner Assistant Director (860) 832-2299 byrdles@ccsu.edu


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