2021-2022 College Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registration & Records


Visit: https://www.trcc.commnet.edu/student-services/registrar-2/

Registration Procedures

All students must be admitted to Three Rivers Community College in order to register for classes. Students should go to www.trcc.commnet.edu and click the “Registrar” link under the “Student Services” menu option to find registration dates, a link to the schedule of classes, and specific registration procedures and policies.

New Students: For students who are attending college for the first time, course registration will take place after meeting with Advising staff.  Advising staff will assess multiple factors, such as high school transcripts and test scores, in order to determine course placement.  See the Admissions  section for more details. 

Transfer and Re-admitted Students: Transfer and readmitted students will meet with an advisor before registration.  Students should bring test scores, unofficial transcripts, and/or grade reports of previous work to this meeting in order to register for classes at that time. Official transcripts should also be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office at Registrar@threerivers.edu as soon as possible so TRCC can apply any potential transfer credits to the student’s record. 

Continuing Students: Students enrolled in a degree program who have attended TRCC within the last two years may register online or in person during the Continuing Student Registration period, as defined on our Academic Calendar.  Before a student may register for their second semester, they must meet with their assigned advisor.  All students are encouraged to seek advisement whenever needed.  TRCC also offers an electronic degree evaluation tool (“Degree Works”) accessible through my.commnet.edu, which may be used to assist students with course selection and graduation requirements.  Please see the “Registrar” link under the “Student Services” menu option at www.trcc.commnet.edu to access times, locations, and other information regarding registration. 

Degree Candidate (Matriculated Student) - A Degree Candidate is a student who is enrolled in a plan of study at Three Rivers which, upon successful completion, will result in the award of either an associate degree or a certificate of completion.  Degree Candidates qualify for Early Registration and are eligible to apply for financial aid. 

Non-Degree Student (Non-Matriculated) - A student who is enrolled on a course-by-course basis and is not in a degree or certificate seeking program at Three Rivers is considered a Non-Degree student.

Both matriculated and non-matriculated students may register for full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) or part-time (maximum of 11.5 credits per semester) enrollment.

All full-time students (12 credits or more) must meet College Immunization Requirements. See the Admissions  section for specific immunization requirements.

Auditing Courses

A student who wishes to take a credit course without earning credit may register to audit the course.  Audit requests must be submitted by a specific date in the fourth week in the semester.  Students who elect to audit may not reverse this choice at a later point.  Auditors are charged regular tuition and fees but do not receive a final letter grade.  Auditors attend class regularly but graded activities such as exams are limited.  Audited courses are shown on a student’s transcript with a grade of “AU.”  Students are not eligible to receive financial aid, Veteran Benefits, or Tuition Assistance for audited courses.  Please check the Academic Caledar for the specific Audit deadline. 

Schedule Changes - Dropping and Adding Courses

Specific dates for semester and module courses are on the Academic Calendar Fall 2021 - Summer 2022     .

Adding & Dropping Courses

Full-Term Courses (15 weeks): Students may drop courses through the end of business day of the 21st calendar day of the term. Courses dropped during this period would not appear on a transcript. Courses can only be added up to calendar day seven of a full, 15-week term.

Abbreviated Term Courses: Students may drop courses through the first 20% of an abbreviated term length. Courses dropped during this period would not appear on a transcript. Courses can only be added up to the first 10% of the abbreviated term length.

Non-Participation (Academic/Engagement)

The community colleges are required to verify the academic engagement of each student in each registered course by demonstrating “academic attendance” or an “academically-related activity” for Title IV purposes. This must be completed prior to the predetermined census date of each traditional semester, as well as during periods of enrollment shorter than the traditional 15-week semester (i.e., summer terms and other abbreviated terms).

Students who are determined to have not academically engaged in a period of enrollment leading up to census shall be assigned a registration status of “Never Participated (NP)” for each affected course. Students with the NP designation will be dropped from the course(s) they have not participated in and will be assessed a Late Drop Fee of $50 for each affected course as outlined in BOR policy 3.7.

Withdrawing from Courses

Specific dates for semester and module courses are on the Academic Calendar Fall 2021 - Summer 2022     . 

Traditional Fall/Spring Semester Courses:  No course withdrawals will be accepted once 80% of the semester has passed. For a typical 15- week term, 80% of the term is considered the last day of the twelfth week of the term. A student may appeal the course withdrawal deadline due to mitigating circumstances.

Courses Offered in Abbreviated Terms (e.g. summer, winter, late start courses, etc.):  No course withdrawals will be accepted once 80% of the abbreviated term has passed. For abbreviated terms, 80% is considered the last day of the business week of that period. A student may appeal the course withdrawal deadline due to mitigating circumstances.

Note: financial aid students who withdraw from summer courses subsequently to 20% of the abbreviated term having elapsed but prior to the summer financial aid census date may be charged 100% of tuition and fees for those courses with no corresponding/offsetting summer financial aid disbursement.

For more information on refunds of tuition and fees click here.

Registration between Connecticut Community Colleges 

The Connecticut Community Colleges and the State Universities have adopted a coordinated policy that may broaden the student’s education at a reduced total cost to the student.

  • Full-time students (those paying maximum General Fund tuition) in one Connecticut Community College, Connecticut State University, or the University of Connecticut (“Home College”) may enroll for courses at another Connecticut College (“Host College”) tuition free; if the Home College does not offer the course, and if space is available at the Host College offering the course.  At Three Rivers Community College, cross-registration begins two weeks before the first day of the semester, as defined on the Academic Calendar.
  • A student wishing to enroll in a Host College course must complete a Three Rivers Application for Admission and present a receipt at registration to show that the maximum full-time tuition was paid at the Home College.  Cross-registration does not apply to self-supporting courses (courses offered by the College without financial assistance from the government) taken in the summer session and winter intersessions.

Summer & Winter Intersession Registration 

Summer and winter intersession courses are offered at the Educational Extension Credit Program tuition rate.  These course offerings provide an opportunity for students to be flexible in their scheduling for the year which affords the opportunity to supplement individual progress toward degree completion.  Summer and winter intersession courses generally require self-support because of the intensified (shortened) schedule.   A student can enroll for a first time in either of these terms so long as they adhere to the admissions and registration deadlines as outlined on the Academic Calendar.