First-Year Students - Undergraduate Advising
Department of Undergraduate Advising

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Undergraduate Advising

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Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall, D-102
860.832.1614 
CCSUAdvising@ccsu.edu 

Adina Elfant

Director
860.832.1624
adina.elfant@ccsu.edu 

Montez Johnson

Associate Director
860.832.1620
Johnsonmon@ccsu.edu 

First-Year Students

Welcome to CCSU!  We are so glad you have joined our Blue Devil community and we are looking forward to working with you over the coming months. 

All entering students are advised by our professional advisors, according to your major. These Advisors will build your class schedule for your first semester and will assist you until you transition to a Faculty Advisor in your major. 

You will receive an email from your advisor to schedule your advising appointment. Follow the instructions in the email and if possible, complete all items on the To Do List prior to your appointment!

To Do List!

If you haven't already done so, send us your SAT/ACT scores.

Your SAT/ACT scores won’t affect your admissions status but they will be used to determine the most appropriate placement for your Writing and Math courses. Official scores (sent from your high school or the testing organization) should be sent to admissions@ccsu.edu. We can not place you into a Writing or Math class without SAT/ACT scores, transfer credits, or placement exam results!

Depending on your standardized test scores, that might be enough information for us to place you in the right course. If not, you'll receive an email invitation to take the Writing Placement exam.

Didn't take the SAT's or ACT's, not a problem.

For your Writing placement, you will receive an email inviting you to take the Writing Placement exam. Take this as soon as you can so we may place you into a Writing course your first semester (this will help you in all of your classes)! You will need to sign yourself up for the Math Placement exam. You can only take this once, so if you are currently taking a math class, you might want to wait until near the end of the term so that you get all the benefits of learning new math concepts.

Take your English and Math Placement Exams … if needed.

Writing Placement Exam

if we have your SAT/ACT scores and you still need to take the placement exam, you will receive an email invitation.  If you did not provide us with any scores, you will receive an email invitation.  Take this as soon as you can so we may place you into a Writing course your first semester (strong writing skills this will help you in all of your classes)!

Math Placement Exam

if you are not comfortable with your placement based on your standardized test scores OR you didn’t take/send us your scores, you will need to take the exam. You need to sign yourself up for the Math Placement exam.

You can only take this once, so if you are currently taking a math class, you might want to wait until near the end of the term so that you get all the benefits of learning new math concepts.

If you took AP classes or expect transfer/CCE credits, send us your scores and/or transcripts.

Depending on your AP class scores and possible transfer credits, you might already have credits that apply towards your degree. Submit those to admissions@ccsu.edu as soon as possible and make sure you let your advisor know about these when you complete your Academic Profile (next item on your list).

Sign up for Orientation 

Orientation is a great opportunity to start making CCSU your home away from home!  This one-day program will help to make your transition to CCSU an easier process and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered by fellow students.

Orientation Information

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