After completing your online New Student Orientation, there are several more steps to take to ensure that your time at CT State is successful.

If you haven't already, make sure to complete your FAFSA & Check the Status of your Financial Aid Award

We recommend that all our Veteran Students visit or receive information from the Veteran Service Representative on their CT State Community College campus.

  • The Veteran Services representative certifies and submits student enrollments to the Veteran Administration (VA) using the online VA data entry system, VA.
  • Once documents are submitted, the VA processes the educational benefits and issues payment to the veteran.

To avoid any over payments or interruption in benefits the following tips are recommended:

  • Always seek academic advising prior to registering for courses.
  • Upon registration, submit a copy of your student detail bill to the Veterans' Services office.
  • Avoid reducing credit hours once the semester has begun.
  • Always consult Veterans' Services Staff prior to reducing credit hours.\
  • Report any schedule changes including adds, drops, withdraws, etc. to the Veterans' Services office immediately.

Are you a transfer student? Transfer students may transfer to CT State from other colleges for any semester. Transfer students should submit an official transcript from any other college(s) and universities attended and must be an accepted or enrolled student with CT State for the completion of a transcript evaluation.

Please follow these instructions to register for classes.

  1. Reach out to your professors, Guided Pathways (GP) Advisors, and student support/campus resources
  2. Manage your time
  3. Don’t procrastinate
  4. Connect with fellow students
  5. Stay healthy
  6. Go to class
  7. Be prepared
  8. Study smart
  9. Communicate with respect
  10. Take responsibility for your education