New Student Advising

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Welcome to Asnuntuck!

The Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.) provides academic, career, and transfer advising as well student success programming.  C.A.S.A. staff empower students to explore, identify, and achieve their academic and career goals while encouraging students to utilize available resources to support their journey toward success.

In order to best assist you in the advising process, please carefully follow these steps.

To enroll in a credit-earning program, you need to fill out an Application for Admission.

The Admissions Office staff is available to help with any questions. Their contact information is: (email) or 860.253.3089 (phone number for Vincent Kedzior, Admissions Services Assistant).

Incoming students are required to submit proof of high school completion and immunization history (see the Admissions How to Enroll webpage for more information).  The Admissions Office can help with any questions related to these documents.


If you have previously earned college credit, you are encouraged to have your credits evaluated towards the program you intend to pursue at ACC. Please request official transcripts to be sent to the ACC Admissions Office via email ( and complete an Application for Transfer Credit. Questions related to transferring credits into the College should be directed to the Admissions Office.

Submit your placement information to the Admissions Office at

Items used to determine appropriate placement include:

  • High School GPA
  • SAT/ACT/AP Scores
  • Previous college-level math and English credit
  • GED Scores
  • Previous ACCUPLACER Scores

Students who are unable to provide any of the items above for placement or have questions regarding their placement information should contact the Admissions Office to discuss additional placement options. See the Admissions – Placement website for more information.

Students are encouraged to begin this step as soon as possible!

If you intend to apply for Financial Aid, visit the Federal Student Aid website to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). ACC’s Federal School Code is 011150.

Contact ACC’s Financial Aid Office with questions about the Financial Aid application process or with questions related to your funding at (email) or 860.253.3024. 

Upon receiving your Welcome Email from the Admissions Office and your Official Transcript/Degree Works Evaluation (if applicable), contact the Center for Advising and Student Achievement for assistance with Academic Advising at (email) or 860.253.1207 (Main Phone).



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Beginning Fall 2020, CT residents can pursue a degree or certificate tuition and fee-free. The Pledge to Advance Connecticut, or PACT, will support full-time students who are entering CT Community Colleges.

ACC PACT Webpage

CSCU PACT Information

CSCU Transfer Tickets

Transfer Tickets are programs for CT Community College students that transfer to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak without either losing credits or needing to take extra credits to earn a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline.

ACC Transfer Ticket Webpage

CSCU Transfer Ticket Information


The Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) is an agreement between the CT Community Colleges and the University of Connecticut. Students must apply prior to accruing more than 30 transferrable credits.


UCONN GAP Information

What to Expect from a C.A.S.A. Advisor

New students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss goals, options, full or part time status, placement results, and course options. It is essential that new students check in with an Academic Advisor to make sure that they understand their academic plan. Academic Advisors can review transcripts, provide unofficial transcript evaluations, and can verify prerequisites that have been completed at other institutions of higher education. Most importantly, Academic Advisors can refer students to essential resources to ensure that the student is set up for success in the first year and beyond.
  • Academic Advisors from the Center for Advising and Student Achievement assist new students in registering for their first semester of courses. Students who are enrolled in a degree program are then assigned a Faculty Advisor during their first semester. Typically, the student is designated a faculty advisor whose expertise aligns with the student’s major.
  • To keep students on track to program completion, programs such as Starfish and Degree Works are used extensively. Academic Advisors aid new students in deciphering the requirements of their chosen certificate or degree program and can answer questions about these valuable resources.
  • The college environment and coursework is significantly different from secondary education. Advisors explain the demands of course loads and credit hours.
  • Policies and procedures vary from one educational institution to another. Academic Advisors can direct students to resources to familiarize themselves with expectations of the College.