A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:
- the final commencement ceremony under the 12 college model is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
- as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at their home campus location,
- students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2023 will complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
- in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
- further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.
In order to accomodate students who began their studies in a legacy college and will complete their degrees or certificates at CT State, a procedure has been established to allow a variance from the CT State graduation requirements for students in the following circumstances:
For any student who CT State has determined meets all requirements of a legacy Connecticut community college degree or certificate program, but does not meet the minimum CT State credit threshold required for the equivalent aligned degree or certificate, the following criteria must be met prior to the awarding of the credential:
• The student was previously enrolled in an equivalent degree or certificate program at a legacy Connecticut community college
• The student meets the minimum number of credits required for graduation from the legacy degree or certificate program
• The student has met the required outcomes of the legacy degree or certificate program
• The minimum number of credits completed for a degree equals 60 credits or more
• The student has met all other CT State Community College requirements for graduation
Selective admissions or specialized accreditation programs will be required to follow accrediting agency standards regarding credit variances.
Learn more about CT State, the merger of the colleges and the vision for academic excellence across the state on our Becoming CT State page.