Step 1: Apply For Financial Aid
Capital Community College provides a variety of financial aid programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and jobs to eligible students. The amount and type of aid received is dependent upon the student’s financial need as well as annual federal and state allocations.
Action Item: Complete the online FAFSA application. For more information or help with Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Aid webpage or call the Financial Aid Office at (860) 906-5090. The Financial Aid Office is on the 2nd floor, room 216.
Step 2: Complete Placement Testing
Basic skills placement tests must be taken prior to registration. Students whose native language is other than English and have not received 3+ years of English instruction from a high school in the U.S. must take an ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) test. The results of these tests are used by the college staff to place students into appropriate courses. There is no cost to take the test. You will need your student banner ID number which was included in your acceptance email to make an appointment.
Action Item: Register now for your appointment to take the placement test. For more information about Placement Testing, please visit the Placement Testing webpage or call the Testing Center at (860) 906-5089. The Testing Center is located on the 2nd floor, room 220.
myCommNet: At Capital we utilize a software portal called myCommNet that allows you to access your grades, schedule, online coursework and library databases, all with the same user name and password: your NetID. You can access the software portal at myCommNet. Your user name and password is referred to as your NetID. As a student, your NetID is composed of the following two items: Username: Banner ID (without the “@”) Domain: @student.commnet.edu For Example: A student with a BannerID of @87654321 will have the following NetID: email@example.com
The initial password for all new NetIDs will be based on a combination of personal information of your birth date and social security number. Specifically, the following three items will makeup the initial password: 1st three characters of birth month (with first letter capitalized) the Ampersand character – & Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number For example, a user with a birth date of 10/24/79 and social security number of 123-45-6789 will have the initial password of: Oct&6789 You will be forced to change your password the first time you logon. This password will be good for 90 days, at which time the system will ask you to change your password again.
Student Email: Once you have logged into myCommNet, click the Student Email link. Log-in using your NetID and Password (same as you use to log in to myCommNet). You can also log in directly from the Office 365 website
Your assigned student email address is displayed along with the log-in link in myCommNet. All official college email communications are automatically sent to this email account. If you wish, once you have logged into your student email account, you can set it up to FORWARD student email from that account to some other email account.
Action Item: Log on to myCommNet and your student email account.
STEP 4: New Student Registration Session (Mandatory for all new students)
The purpose of Academic Advising is to inform, assist, and transition all new students with 0-15 credits. All New Students (first time to college with no transfer credit) are required to attend a New Student Registration Session to review the steps to a successful semester, become familiar with MyCommNet, and register for first semester courses.
Action Item: To Register for a NSR session, please contact Academic Advising at CA-Counseling@capitalcc.edu, by phone at 860-906-5040 or by visiting the Academic Advising office in room 208 on the second floor.
Step 5: Pay Your Tuition
All fees must be paid and/or your Financial Aid award must be in place within 24 hours of registering for classes. Payments can be made in person at the Bursar’s office or online through myCommNet.
Action Item:Set up payment plan or pay off remaining balance. For more information regarding payment, you can call the Bursar’s Office at (860) 906-5061. Business Office is located on the 2nd floor, room 217.
Step 6: Register For New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will prepare students to successfully transition to college. The orientation provides students with the tools to become academically and socially successful at Capital Community College. The students will participate in workshops, orientation resource fair, campus tours, and meet faculty and staff of the college.
Action Item: Register to attend a New Student Orientation Session. For more information regarding New Student Orientation, please call the Welcome and Advising Center at (860) 906-5077 or email CA-WelcomeCenter@Capitalcc.edu.