Registration Resources

Continuing Students Only • Spring 2019

How To Register

  1. Make an appointment with a faculty advisor for a one on one advisement session (during the Spring Session faculty are on campus until the end of May)
  2. If you sign into mycommnet and click on DegreeWorks you will be able to identify who your faculty advisor is. The good news is that if your advisor is unavailable, you can visit ANY of the faculty members within the department.
  3. Once you have met with a faculty advisor and completed your academic plan for the next semester, Visit the course search page on the Housatonic website to access the course schedule
  4. Build your schedule by choosing the days and times that work for you based on the classes you and your advisor agreed-upon
  5. Register!!!! Visit the Registrars office to register in person or Sign into mycommnet and get registered online - which ever works best for you!!!

1. Online 24/7

April 1, 2019 -August 26, 2019

Online Registration is a registration option which involves accessing the college’s website and the link to myCommNet.  In addition to an original registration, you may also add courses.  Please note that this registration option is open to you only if you are paying for your courses with a credit card (VISA, Discover  or Mastercard) or a financial aid award.  All requirements mentioned in previous sections apply to online registration. 

Please note that you CANNOT drop courses online.
More information on myCommNet here

2. Mail

April 1, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Mail your completed Registration Form and payment method to HCC in an envelope. Kindly indicate that you are registering for credit courses.

Mail your registration to:

Housatonic Community College,
Registrar’s Office
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Drop-off, mail and fax registrations are normally processed within 24 hours of receipt.  You will receive confirmation of your registration in the mail.  You may also confirm registration at myCommNet.

Download the form located on the bottom of the page.

3. Fax

April 1, 2019 – August 26, 2019

Fax your completed Registration Form and payment method to 203-332-5251. 

Drop-off, mail and fax registrations are normally processed within 24 hours of receipt.  You will receive confirmation of your registration in the mail.  You may also confirm registration at myCommNet.

Download the form located at the bottom of the page

4. Drop-off

April 1, 2019 – August 26, 2019

Drop off your completed Registration Form and method of payment in an envelope and place your envelope in the Drop-Off Box outside the Security Office in Lafayette Hall.   Kindly indicate on the outside of the envelope that you are registering for credit courses.

Drop-off, mail and fax registrations are normally processed within 24 hours of receipt.  You will receive confirmation of your registration in the mail.  You may also confirm registration at myCommNet.

Download the form located at the bottom of the page

5. In-Person

Continuous (Registrar's Office L-113)
8:30-5 Mon-Fri April 1, 2019 – August 26, 2019

Forms To Download

PDF Summer 2019 Registration Form

PDF Fall 2019 Registration Form

Graduation Applications

Please fill out one of the applications below for graduation.

Fall Graduation Application

Spring Graduation Application

Summer Graduation Application

Registration Schedule Spring 2020 

Web Registration  24/7 November 4, 2019 – January 21, 2020
Process of Mail/Fax/Drop Box Registrations November 4, 2019 – January 13, 2020
First Day of Classes Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Continuous Registration 8:-5 Mon-Fri November 4, 2019 – January 21, 2020

On Campus Extended Evening Hours

Monday, November 4, 2019 8:30am- 7:00pm 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:30am- 7:00pm 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:30am- 7:00pm 
Tuesday, January 21, 2019 8:30am- 7:00pm 

Priority Registration Saturday

Saturday, January 4, 2020 9:00am- 2:00pm 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:00am- 2:00pm 

Senior Citizen/High School Partnership

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm

Academic Advising

If you need assistance in choosing correct courses please refer to the Academic Programs on the web or to the College catalog. To view courses already taken, go to or use the link on the College web site. Additional information may be obtained from the Counseling Center in room A108 (203-332-5097).

Required Advising

  • Advising is required for all new, readmit, continuing and new transfer students. 
  • Students who fall into other categories such as ESL, students on academic probation/ suspension are also be required to meet with an advisor prior to registration.
  • All students must meet prerequisites in order to register.
  • Prior to registration (online or in person) students are advised to check their registration status. This information is available in the secured area of myCommNet by selecting "Check Your Registration Status" from the Registration menu.

Registration Form

  • Drop-off, mail and fax registrations require completion of the registration form for Summer or Fall for credit courses. Forms will be available to download soon, please check back

NOTE: If you are a NEW or TRANSFER student, who has never applied to College, you must complete an Admissions Application before registering. Readmit students who have not attended the College in 2 years must complete a readmit application. Please contact the Admission’s Office for more informatio

The Essentials: Building Your Class Schedule

Step 1: Fill out the student information part (top) of the registration form.
Step 2:

Go to the home page or myCommnet - click on the red Search for Courses link.

On the "Course Search" Page:
Select and click on the appropriate:

  • Term (semester)
  • College (pick Housatonic from the menu)
  • Select Open

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    Dropping Classes

    You can drop a class by filling out an add/drop form by clicking the link below or pick one up at the Registrars Office.

    You can drop off the forms in person at the Registrars Office between 8:30-4:30. You can also put the form in the slot in the door of the Registrars Office, drop box by the security office in Lafayette Hall, fax to 203-332-5251 or mail to the attention of the Registrars Office.

     Dropping online is not permitted.


    • 100% refund of tuition and lab/studio fees before the first day of the semester.
    • 50% refund of tuition and lab/studio fees before the 14th day of classes

    For exact refund dates each semester, check here for payment and refund deadlines or call 203-332-5004.

    Add/Drop FormForm


    Important Deadlines for Fall 2018

    • Tuition and fees must be paid by 4:45PM on Monday, August 6, 2018. If you register for a class that you do not plan to attend, you are responsible for dropping the class before the start of the semester. Failure to do so will result in tuition charges on your account. Fees are not refundable.
    • Payments and/or financial aid assistance must be in place by Monday, August 6, 2018 at 4:45 p.m to hold your registration for Fall 2018
    • Any student registering for Fall 2018 on or after Monday, August 6, 2018 must, on the day of registration, either pay the full amount of their tuition and fees, complete the first payment of the IPPO (Installment Payment Plan Option) in the Student Accounts OfficeStudent Accounts Office (L123), or have an approved third party payer on file in the Student Accounts Office by 4:45 p.m. on the day of registration.
    • The college reserves the right to cancel your registration due to non-payment.
    • The final day to enroll in payment plan is by 4:45 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
    • Refund Policy Fall 2018
    • On or before 4:45 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018, 100% tuition and mandatory usage fees.
    • After 4:45 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 and before 4:45 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2018, 50% tuition and mandatory usage fees.
    • CSF and SAF and transportation fees are non-refundable.

    Fall 2018 Tuition and Refund Dates, Add/Drop Dates

    Please Note: No telephone withdrawals will be accepted!

    Monday, August 27th, 2018 On or before 4:45 pm, 100% refund of tuition and mandatory usage fees. Last day to officially drop a class or withdraw from the College and receive a 100% tuition and mandatory usage fees refund. Please see refund policy for exceptions.

    Tuesday, Septemeber 4, 2018...  On or before 4:45 pm deadline to enroll in Payment Plan.

    Monday, September 10, 2018... On or before 4:45 p.m. Last day to officially drop a class or withdraw from the College, receive a 50% refund of tuition and mandatory usage fees and be removed from the class roster.

    After 4:45 pm Monday, September 10, 2018... No refunds are given after this date. Students dropping and adding courses after 4:45 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 will be charged full rate for the additional courses and will not be eligible for a refund/credit for the dropped courses.

    Friday, September 28, 2018 by 4:45 PM...2nd installment of Payment Plan due by 4:45 pm

    Friday, October 26, 2018 …3rd and final installment of Payment Plan due by 4:45 pm. At this time student should be Paid-in-Full

    Financial Aid

    For more information students 
    in person in Room L-111-A, or call (203) 332-5047.

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    Financial Aid Programs

    Housatonic Community College is committed to providing access to higher education by minimizing economic barriers. HCC participates in all state and federal financial aid programs.  

    The amount of assistance is based primarily on need, satisfactory academic progress, and availability of funds. To be eligible for Financial Aid, students must have a high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen and be enrolled in a degree or eligible certificate program. Financial aid is available for credit courses only; audit or non-credit courses are not covered by financial aid.

    To Apply for Financial Aid

    Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at For Fall semester enrollment the FAFSA should be completed by May 1. HCC’s Federal School code, 004513, must be included for proper processing. The Financial Aid Office must receive the results of your FAFSA and Financial Aid and the HCC Admission application process must be complete before an award can be made. 

    Please Note: You are now expected to link your FAFSA directly to your IRS tax information.  Students who fail to do this correctly and are selected for verification will need to bring IRS Tax transcripts.  We will no longer accept copies of 1040 Tax returns.

    Students who complete their FAFSA after TBD will not, in all probability, have an official financial aid award in place before classes begin on August 27, 2019 and must explore other means of payment (cash, check, credit card, payment plan) or risk having their registration cancelled.

    Please Note

    You do not have financial aid until you have received an official award notice via e-mail or letter.

    Students who register for classes before receiving the official award letter must pay for their classes (cash, check, credit card, payment plan) or run the risk having their registration cancelled.

    Students who want to register before their financial aid processing is complete must pay all fees on the day of registration thereby holding their classes until 4:45 pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

    Fees are non-refundable.

    Financial aid awards are based on your enrollment status as of the 14th calendar day of the semester. Any courses added after that time will not be covered by financial aid but billed directly to the student.

    Students who officially withdraw during the first two weeks of classes will have all financial aid cancelled. The Business Office will bill these students for 50% of their tuition, all fees and book charges if any.

    Tax Credit Programs

    The American Opportunity Tax Credit provides for qualified education expenses.  Eligible students can receive up to $2,500 tax credit for the first four years of post-secondary education.

    The Lifetime Learning Credit helps students pay tuition for upgrading job skills or career training. The Lifetime tax credit is 20% of qualified tuition and fee expenses, up to $2,000 per year, with some income-based limitations.

    For more information on these programs, consult your tax advisor or the IRS website at



    Important Financial Aid Information

    Students who receive partial financial aid must pay or make arrangements for the balance owed by 4:45 pm, TBD.Failure to follow the above guidelines will result in cancellation of your registration.

    The following information affects your enrollment status.

    Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year. Deadline dates are May 1 for classes beginning in September and November 1 for classes beginning in January.

    The only formal announcement of financial aid is an official award letter or e-mail sent by the Financial Aid Office. Information on MyCommnet is not official unless you have received an official e-mail award notification or have been sent an award letter.

    Please Note

    Applicants are responsible for completing all Federal eligibility and file completion requirements as early as possible.

    Under NO circumstances will financial aid be available for the fall semester unless ALL requirements are satisfied by TBD.

    Payment Methods

    Tuition & Fees Information

    Fees are subject to change.

    College presidents, with the approval of the Board, are authorized to waive General and Special Fees of students enrolled in special programs when the circumstances justify such action.

    New England Regional Student Program

    Each New England state has agreed to admit out-of-state New England residents for study at its public, degree-granting colleges, universities and institutions. At HCC, these students pay the same student activity fees as students from Connecticut, and the same tuition and college services fee, plus a 50 % tuition and college services fee surcharge.

    Tuition and Fees Payment Schedule

    Tuition and fees are payable in advance in accordance with deadline dates announced each semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    Housatonic offers an Installment Payment Plan option (requires a $25.00 fee) for qualified students. Inquire at the Business Office.

    Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning Courses

    For information about the fees applicable to Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning courses, see the information available in advance of each semester or special session.

    Waiver of Tuition for Senior Citizens, Qualified Veterans and the Children of Certain Servicemen

    Connecticut residents aged 62 or older who have been accepted for admission to Housatonic Community College shall be exempt from payment of tuition, general fees, and the application fee provided if, at the end of the regular registration period, there is space available in the course(s) in which the person intends to enroll. Proof of age must be submitted to the Business Office to complete the eligibility requirements for this waiver.

    Qualified veterans, who were residents of Connecticut when accepted for admission to Housatonic Community College, may be exempt from payment of tuition. Persons who believe they may qualify for this waiver of tuition should speak with the Veteran's Affairs Office for further information about eligibility requirements.

    The dependent children of certain servicemen who have been declared missing in action or prisoners of war are eligible for a full or partial waiver of the tuition. Details about this waiver are available from the Veteran's Affairs Office.

    Registration and Fee Deposit

    The total tuition and any mandatory usage fees are payable in one installment and are due no later than the announced deadline. Failure to have made all payments by the announced deadline may result in the cancellation of the student's registration at the discretion of the college.

    If you register for a class that you do not plan to attend, you are responsible for dropping the class before the start of the semester. Failure to do so will result in tuition charges on your account. Fees are not refundable.

    All registrations between the announced deadline and the first day of classes shall be accompanied by full payment of all tuition and fees applicable to the course unless an installment payment plan option has been approved.

    Failure to make payments in accordance with an installment payment plan option may result in the cancellation of the student's registration.

    Students presenting bad checks must replace them within seven days of the college's receipt of such notification, or the student's registration will be immediately cancelled.

    Refunds of Tuition Only

    Requests for the refund of tuition must be made in writing. Requests made by telephone or email will not be accepted. Fees will not be refunded. All refunds take 2 to 3 weeks for processing. Please refer to the appropriate schedule of classes for the semester that lists specific dates for registration, tuition payment deadline and refund dates.

    Fall and Spring Semester Courses

    Students who wish to withdraw from the college shall direct their requests for withdrawal to the Registrar's Office. Refunds are made according to the conditions and in the amounts set forth below.

    If written notice of complete withdrawal from the college, indicated by completion of an official withdrawal form, is received by the last business day prior to the first day of classes for that semester, 100 percent of the total tuition, lab and studio fees for all courses in which one has registered will be refunded. If a notice of withdrawal is received through the first 14 calendar days of the semester, a 50 percent refund of tuition, lab and studio fees will be granted both full-time and part-time students. No refunds will be granted either full-time or part-time students beyond the 14th calendar day of the semester. The College Services Fee and Student Activity Fee are not refundable.

    Summer School Courses Supported by the Educational Extension Account

    In the event the college cancels a summer school course, students will receive a complete refund. A student who withdraws from a summer school course prior to the first day of the session will receive a full refund of credit tuition, lab and studio fees, provided that a written request for refund shall have been received by the Registrar's Office not later than 4 p.m. on the last business day preceding the first day of the session (requests must be received by 4 p.m. Friday for sessions that begin on the following Monday).

    No refunds are granted if withdrawal is made on or after the first day of the session. Program fees are non-refundable.

    Tuition & Fees Winter 2019

    Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

    ** Excess Credits Tuition Charge - An additional flat tuition charge of $100 per semester shall apply when total registered credits exceed 17 for the semester

    Semester Hours Fee Services Fee Total
    1 $180.00 $88.00 $268.00
    2 $360.00 $95.00 $455.00
    3 $540.00 $101.00 $641.00
    4 $720.00 $106.00 $826.00
    5 $900.00 $125.00 $1,025.00
    6 $1,080.00 $142.00 $1,222.00
    7 $1,260.00 $160.00 $1,420.00
    8 $1,440.00 $175.00 $1,615.00
    9 $1,620.00 $194.00 $1,814.00
    10 $1,800.00 $209.00 $2,009.00
    11 $1,980.00 $227.00 $2,207.00
    12 $2,160.00 $246.00 $2,406.00
    13 $2,340.00 $246.00 $2,586.00
    14 $2,520.00 $246.00 $2,766.00
    15 $2,700.00 $246.00 $2,946.00
    Out-of-State *
    1 $180.00 $264.00 $444.00
    2 $360.00 $285.00 $645.00
    3 $540.00 $303.00 $843.00
    4 $720.00 $318.00 $1,038.00
    5 $900.00 $375.00 $1,275.00
    6 $1,080.00 $426.00 $1,506.00
    7 $1,260.00 $480.00 $1,740.00
    8 $1,440.00 $525.00 $1,965.00
    9 $1,620.00 $582.00 $2,202.00
    10 $1,800.00 $627.00 $2,427.00
    11 $1,980.00 $681.00 $2,661.00
    12 $2,160.00 $738.00 $2,898.00
    13 $2,340.00 $738.00 $3,078.00
    14 $2,520.00 $738.00 $3,258.00
    15 $2,700.00 $738.00 $3,438.00
    NEBHE *
    1 $180.00 $132.00 $312.00
    2 $360.00 $142.50 $502.50
    3 $540.00 $151.50 $691.50
    4 $720.00 $159.00 $879.00
    5 $900.00 $187.50 $1,087.50
    6 $1,080.00 $213.00 $1,293.00
    7 $1,260.00 $240.00 $1,500.00
    8 $1,440.00 $262.50 $1,702.50
    9 $1,620.00 $291.00 $1,911.00
    10 $1,800.00 $313.50 $2,113.50
    11 $1,980.00 $340.50 $2,320.50
    12 $2,160.00 $369.00 $2,529.00
    13 $2,340.00 $369.00 $2,709.00
    14 $2,520.00 $369.00 $2,889.00
    15 $2,700.00 $369.00 $3,069.00

    * Extending the in-state tution and fees for neighboring States (Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York) at the following Colleges:

    Asnuntuck CC, Quinebaug Valley CC, Three Rivers CC, Norwalk CC, Northwestern CC, Housatonic CC, and Naugatuck Valley CC-Danbury Campus

    Mandatory Usage Fees
    Max per Term
    Clinical Program Fee-Level 1* $487.00 -
    Clinical Program Fee-Level 2* $359.00 -
    Advanced Manufacturing Lab Fee (per course) *** (3) 120.00 -
    Supplemental Course Fee Level 1 ** $102.50  
    Supplemental Course Fee Level 2 ** (2) $205.00  
    Material Fee *** (1) $51.00 $102.00

    * Per semester; not assess Material or Supplemental Course Fee

    ** Per course; level determined by additional contact hours

    Level 1 = 1 to 1.5 contact hours greater than credit hours

    Level 2 = 2 or more contact hours greater than credit hours

    *** Per course, where applicable

    (1) Material Fee excludes Advanced Manufacturing and Nursing courses which have different material assessments.

    (2) Supplemental Course Fee Level 2 is maximun per course and maximum per Semester to $410.

    (3) Advanced Manufacturing Program Fee with a per lab class fee of $120. No max - # labs per semester can vary greatly.

    FY2020 Approved (effective Fall 2019)


    FY20 Approved