Welcome to CT State Manchester

Now that you have been accepted to CT State Manchester, please follow these steps to finalize your registration.

Now that you have been accepted to CT State Manchester,  follow the steps below to finalize enrollment. The Admissions office is available to answer questions along the way!

Next Steps

1.  Activate myCTState

CT State Manchester’s student information system – Banner – as well as other key applications are accessed through myCTState. When logging into myCTState for the first time, please note that your NetID  is your Banner ID (without the @ symbol)  with a domain of @student.commnet.edu. Refer to your acceptance email for your unique Banner ID. For example, a student with a Banner ID of @87654321, will have the following NetID: 87654321@student.commnet.edu.

Use the criteria below to generate the initial password. If you have trouble accessing myCommNet, contact the CSCU Help Desk at 860-723-0221.

  • The first three letters of your birth month with the first letter capitalized (January=Jan).
  • The ampersand (&) symbol (Shift +7)
  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN)

The password will look like this sample: Jan&7698. You will be required to create a password once the initial password is accepted. The initial password will then become the old password.

2.  Apply for Financial Aid

File the FAFSA by going to fafsa.gov and enter CT State’s school code, 007635*, to have the application sent to the Financial Aid office. Once the FAFSA is complete, you can follow the status of your financial aid  through myCTState under the Financial Aid tab.

*The code will read as Capital Community College at this time, but will be updated to CT State later this year.

Additional documentation may be required for verification and processing, and we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. See Verification with Inceptia for information related to verification, and the Financial Aid web page for all FAFSA inquiries.

3. Determine Course Placement

Placement is currently based on a combination of measurement tools, such as cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

Please upload high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to your application account. If documents must be sent to the Admissions Office, they can be emailed to GenInfoAdmissions@manchestercc.edu.

College transcripts must be sent directly to Manchester by the previous institution either by mail or digital transcript provider (i.e. Parchment, Clearinghouse, etc.) to be considered official. If prompted to provide the recipient’s email address, use GenInfoAdmissions@manchestercc.edu.

  • High School Transcripts. Students that have graduated within the last ten years are encouraged to provide a transcript. Those that have attempted English and math at the college-level are encouraged to send college transcripts for evaluation.
  • SAT/ACT Scores. The Evidence – Based Reading and Writing and Math Score can be used to assist with determine course placement.
  • GED Transcripts. Reasoning through Language Arts and Mathematical Reasoning scores can be used to determine course placement. Students may be directed to complete the Writing Sample and Math Questionnaire following review.
  • College Transcripts. Official college transcripts will be evaluated based on your degree program. Both electronic and paper transcripts sent directly to Manchester from the awarding institution are acceptable for evaluation.
  • Writing Sample. Students may complete an essay through Blackboard, in the event they are unable to access the aforementioned documents. Complete the Writing Sample Intent Form to receive access to the essay in Blackboard.
  • Math Questionnaire. Students may complete the brief questionnaire to determine Math placement in the event they are unable to access aforementioned documents. It may also be used to assist with determining higher math placement.
  • ESL Questionnaire. The questionnaire is available to students when English is not their first language. Complete the ESL Questionnaire and the ESL Coordinator, Alina Ciscel, will contact you.

4. New Student Orientation

All new, first-time and incoming transfer students must complete the New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to meeting with a Guided Pathways Advisor. Be sure to log into myCommNet first, as you’ll need the assigned student email to log in.

5.  Attend an New Student Workshop, Meet with a Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor and Register for Classes

Prior to registering for an on-campus New Student Workshop (NSW), please ensure placement documents and transcripts are on file with the Admissions Office. This will ensure you receive the best advising experience. Without placement information and/or transfer credits in the system, the GP Advising team will be limited in how they can assist you.

When registering for an NSW, please plan to be on campus for two hours. The workshop will include a 30-minute presentation, one-on-one academic advising, course registration, and a campus tour. Registration can also be completed through myCommNet under Banner Student and Faculty Self -Service > Registration/Schedule > Class Registration.

6.  Finalize Tuition and Fee Payments

See the Bursar’s web page for more information regarding tuition and fees, as well as acceptable forms of payment. CT State Manchester does reserve the right to strop students from classes for non-payment but it is not guaranteed.

Financial aid and all required documents must be completed prior to paying for classes. Visit myCommNet to check the status of your aid and any outstanding requirements.

Students anticipating Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT) funds should contact the Financial Aid office with questions related to this award. Of note, students must be registered full-time and have a completed FAFSA on file by the priority deadline to remain eligible. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is required to receive future awards.

There is no separate PACT application, and expressing interest on the application will suffice. If you received PACT through a CT Community College, contact the Financial Aid Office to have the award transferred. 

Continue to use the Manchester website as a resource for information on deadlines, programs, classes, and campus services and activities.

If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at 860-512-3210, or simply reply to your acceptance email.

Once again, congratulations and welcome to Manchester Community College!