If you are enrolling to pursue a two-year degree and/or transfer to a four-year program (or otherwise take college credit classes), continue down this page.
Enroll now for any of these terms — Winter 2016 starting December 27; Spring 2017 starting January 19; Summer 2017 starting May 22; and Fall 2017 starting August 29. But please be sure to complete your application at least two weeks before the semester or session begins. Your acknowledgement and acceptance letters will be sent to the email address you provide — keep an eye on your inbox!
A credit/debit card is required to complete the online application (as well as a valid email). However, former Three Rivers students or applicants of any Connecticut Community College do not need to pay the $20 application fee.
Online enrollment is available for:
International Students: see below
Manufacturing Program: If you were referred to Three Rivers’ Manufacturing Program by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, please select Manufacturing as your application type and the Spring or Fall term.
You can Download the enrollment application (pdf), include all the required information and the $20 application fee payment by check.
Three Rivers Community College
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
If you need help completing your application, please come to the Admissions Department Welcome Center. You can download and fill out our application (PDF) or complete one in person.
Over 65% of our students qualify for financial aid and you may too. Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarship page for detailed information on your options, from Federal Student Aid, to state aid to scholarships. It’s all there.
By Connecticut law, full-time and part-time students in degree programs must meet certain immunization requirements. For more information, including exemptions, download and review the State Immunization Policy form (PDF).
Note: your enrollment process can continue while your proof of immunization is pending; however, proof must be provided before you can register for classes.
Proof of high school completion or equivalent is required for students seeking a degree or certificate, as well as students applying for financial aid. Please submit a copy of your high school transcript with graduation date, high school diploma or GED certificate.
Note: your enrollment process can continue while your proof of high school completion is pending; however, proof must be provided before you can register for classes.
Every incoming student is assessed for Math and English skills, which may be evaluated in several ways:
Learn more about our Testing Center.
Detailed information on the course registration process will be provided in your acceptance letter.
New, First-Time college students – After placement testing, you will be invited to meet with an academic advisor to register for your first semester and learn about our degree programs and strategies for your college success.
Transfer or Readmitted college students (those who have previously attended college) will meet with an advisor to review previous college work and select classes. Transfer/Readmitted students should bring copies of their prior college transcripts in order to facilitate the registration process.
After students register for their initial semester at TRCC, degree-seeking transfer students should have their official college transcripts sent to the Registrar’s Office for an official transfer credit evaluation and to add these classes to their TRCC transcript.
Payment of fees is expected at the time of registration. Total tuition owed is payable by the payment date deadline specified by the college each semester. Your official financial aid award can be applied as payment. Payment plans are available if you register for 6 or more credits. Contact the Cashier’s Office at (860) 215-9026 for more information.
The nursing program has higher academic standards for acceptance than other Three Rivers degree programs, including additional mandatory testing (the TEAS test). Your completion of placement testing and a conversation with an academic advisor will help determine your suitability for this program.
To better understand the demands of the Three Rivers nursing program, please visit the Nursing Admissions page.
If you indicated during enrollment that you have earned prior college credits (either here or elsewhere) you will receive an email explaining what further information you need to provide, such as college transcripts. You will meet with an advisor who will review your previous college work and help you select classes — you may be exempt from some placement testing and fees.
You are a visiting or non-degree student if you are interested in enrolling in a credit course(s) at TRCC, but are not interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program here. Also, you are a visiting or non-degree student if you are taking a course at TRCC to transfer the credit to another college. You can enroll following the above options, or if you live out of the area, use the Combined Application and Registration Form.
You will need to provide proof of completing any prerequisite required for the course(s) you select; these prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions.
There are three ways that current high school students may enroll at Three Rivers; call our Admissions Office at 860-215-9237 for more information.
You may qualify for in-state tuition at Three Rivers even if you don’t live in Connecticut. The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) allows degree-seeking students who meet certain requirements to attend public colleges in neighboring states without paying full out-of-state tuition costs. Visit the NEBHE website to learn whether you may qualify.
The Three Rivers community is very much enriched by our students who come from abroad. The process of international admissions is somewhat involved, so be sure you allow yourself enough time to gather all the necessary documentation well in advance of when you plan to attend. Learn more about the admissions process for international students.
As a Veteran, you may qualify for benefits beyond those provided through the Veterans Administration. These may include:
We stand ready to provide guidance regarding eligibility requirements and the processes needed to access Veterans Administration educational benefits.
Learn more about how to apply for Veterans’ Educational Benefits.
According to the U.S. Department of Education NCES, nearly one-third of all incoming freshman each year are first generation college students who are defined as learners coming from a family where neither of their parents or guardians have obtained a college degree. Students in this category often face obstacles their peers don’t experience, but with the right inside knowledge, they can be successful in their college career.
We’ve found an excellent webpage that is a great start — the First Generation College Student Guide. It provides information on financial aid, checklists, timelines, and more, helping you understand the challenges and unknowns while also offering concrete guidance, support and resources.