Graduate School Mission
The School of Graduate Studies is a community of scholars devoted to increasing human awareness and understanding through scholarly inquiry, research, and study in specialized disciplines. The aim of graduate education is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to make contributions to their discipline and to the rapidly changing world. Through an atmosphere of intellectual and personal integrity, an attitude of excellence, and a spirit of creative independence, our graduates develop mastery in their field and become lifelong learners within their respective professions.
Graduate School Tenets
Community of Scholars - To facilitate active and ongoing participation, communication, and interaction of faculty and students around a shared commitment to the advancement of knowledge through innovation and research.
Scholarly Inquiry - To foster a spirit of intellectual curiosity, reflective thinking and the application of rigor in the evolving formulation of knowledge.
Intellectual and Personal Integrity - To live according to personal and professional values and standards and to be cognizant of the consequences that decisions and actions have on others and the environment.
Excellence - To strive for ongoing quality improvement through careful planning, innovation, and program evaluation.
Leadership - To take initiative for shaping the direction of one's discipline by modeling high standards of professional behavior and inspiring and motivating others to do the same.
Once again, congratulations on your acceptance! We are looking forward to seeing you on campus and hope that you will take advantage of all the learning opportunities CCSU has to offer.
In the acceptance packet from CCSU, you should have received information about the Graduate Studies Catalog, a planned program of study form, medical requirements, and for full-time students, a confirmation deposit form.
When you are new on campus, please stop by the Graduate Studies office in Barnard Hall, Room 102 to obtain a hard copy of the Graduate Studies Catalog and the Graduate Handbook.
To further assist you, please review the following
The following checklist will assist you as you begin your CCSU graduate program:
¤ Full time graduate students are charged an admission confirmation deposit of $200.00 prior to class registration. This fee is payable at the Bursar's Office, located in Memorial Hall, Room 104 or through your student pipeline account. You will need your ID number, which is found on your acceptance letter.
¤ Register for classes. This can be completed online, on campus or via regular mail. Information about the registration process is available online or in the Course Listing Booklet. The booklet is distributed at the Enrollment Center in Willard Hall, room 100. If you require assistance in choosing courses, contact your advisor whose name is found on your acceptance letter. For student registration, visit the Registrar's Office Website.
¤ Student ID. New students need to obtain a Blue Chip ID card (student identification card) which is used at facilities such as the parking garages, library, computer labs, and to attend campus events. The Card Office is in the Student Center Bookstore. Students should bring a copy of their class schedule and a valid form of identification.
¤ Computer Account. All new students need to create a BlueNet account which provides access to CCSU computing services, both on-campus & off-campus e-mail, online registration, and much more. The account can be created online or in person at the Marcus White Student Technology Center.
¤ Program of Study. The planned program of study form is a list of courses/capstone requirements needed to complete your program. This form should be completed with your advisor according to your program requirements before the end of your first semester, unless your program specifies otherwise. Your acceptance letter as well as the CCSU Website provides the name, email address and phone number of your program advisor.
¤ Tuition/Course Fees. Full time and Part Time students pay through the Bursar's Office in Memorial Hall. Students may request a payment plan through Central Payment Plan (CPP) found on the Bursar's Website.
¤ Parking on campus is permitted in student designated spaces with a student permit/decal obtainable from the Card Center in the Student Center Bookstore (860) 832-2140.
¤ Medical Requirements. Full time students are required by the state to have a physical examination and provide proof of immunizations. Part time students must provide proof of immunizations. All forms are available at the Health Services Office in Marcus White Annex or the Website.
Further Information is available online at www.ccsu.edu/grad as well as in the Graduate Studies Handbook and Graduate Catalog. These publications contain all policies and procedures for graduate students and programs. Information about graduate assistantships, scholarships, and various forms are located online and in the publications. The catalog and handbook and all graduate related forms can also be obtained in the Graduate Studies Office located in Henry Barnard Hall, room 102.
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