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.


New Student Orientation
Required for all new students
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
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.

Program Coordinators: To call or email our staff, please use the contact information below.

Jason Scappaticci
First Year and New Student Programs

Linda Devlin
STARS Math Coordinator

Philip Burnham
STARS Writing Coordinator

Latisha Nielsen
STARS Enrollment  Coordinator/Smart Start Program Coordinator

Bess Lewis
Adults in Transition Coordinator

Jessica Zolciak
WiSTEM Program Coordinator