First Year and New Student Programs

Programs Designed to Prepare Students to Succeed in College

Whether you need to take a developmental course to improve your basic reading, writing and math skills to enroll in college-level courses or you need support transitioning to college or both, our programs are designed to help you reach your educational goals. Selecting a program depends on a variety of factors, including your lifestyle, income and academic eligibility. Most of our programs are available at no cost to eligible students. We encourage you to meet with one of our program coordinators to determine which program best fits your needs.

Programs

New Student Orientation
Required for all new students

Family Orientation
Provides parents and family members with important information for student success.

STARS Summer Program
Prepares recent high school graduates for college

Adults in Transition
Provides services for adults resuming their education

Smart Start
Offers courses for college readiness – basic reading, writing, math and study skills

WiSTEM
For women with a strong interest in the STEM fields 


Contact Information

For more information and to set up an appointment to meet with one of our program coordinators, please visit or call our office.

Location and Hours: Student Services Center (SSC), L108, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Office Phone: For general information about our programs, please call 860-512-3330.

Philip Burnham
STARS Writing Coordinator
860-512-3345

Kamaya Bell
STARS Enrollment  Coordinator
860-512-3347

Carrie Dunlap
New Student Orientation Coordinator
860-512-3325

Bess Lewis
Adults in Transition Coordinator
860-512-3343

Jessica Zolciak
WiSTEM Program Coordinator
860-512-2722