Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4 Steps to Becoming a QVCC Student

1. Apply for Admission

  • Complete the online Application for Admission. To apply online you need an email address.  If needed, a paper application is available to submit.  New, readmit, and transfer students must complete an official application to the college.
  • Admissions correspondence will be via the email you provide to the college. Future correspondence will be to your assigned community college email address.
  • Submit final high school transcript, diploma or GED. Homeschooled students should submit a Homeschool Completion Form. Current high school students should provide an “In-Progress Transcript”.
  • Submit immunization records for measles, mumps, and rubella if you were born after 1956. You will also need to submit immunization records for varicella (chicken pox) if you were born after 1979 (waived for students who are both non-degree and part-time). You must submit your immunization records before you will be allowed to register for the semester. For further information and forms, refer to www.qvcc.edu/forms .


2. Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete the Free Applicaton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • QVCC School code = 010530


3. Take the Basic Skills Assessment

You need to schedule an appointment for the computerized Basic Skills Assessment (BSA), which typically takes two hours. If you meet the following criteria you are not required to take the BSA:

  • Students who have completed an associate, bachelor’s or higher college degree.
  • Transfer students who submit official transcripts showing proof of successful completion of both an English composition and college level mathematics course.
  • Non-degree students seeking to enroll in an occasional course for personal enrichment, or for no more than six (6) credits.
  • Students who have taken the SAT or ACT and scored at a level that makes them exempt:

Eligible SAT scores: Taken after March 2016

Writing and Languages = 26 or higher
Reading = 25 or higher
Math = 530 or higher

Eligible SAT scores: Taken before March 2016
Critical Reading or Writing = 450 or higher
Math = 500 or higher

Eligible ACT scores:
English = 21 or higher
English and Reading = 47 or higher
Math = 18-21

The Assessment testing Exemption form needs to be submitted to the Student Success Center along with required documentation.


4. Advising and Registration

  • You are highly encouraged to meet with an advisor to select the courses appropriate for your degree and/or certificate.
  • Advisors are available in Danielson at the Student Success Center C129 across from the cafeteria. Stop by or call 860-932-4008.  Advisors are also available at our Windham Technical High School location.  Please check our website for hours.


For further information, students can call the Student Success Center at 860-932-4020.