What is NSAR?

New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR) is a mandatory 2-hour program designed to assist new students in understanding the academic world, and to register for their first semester of courses at the college. Students attending this program will:

  • Receive advising to begin their college career
  • Register for their first semester of courses
  • Understand the nature of college instruction
  • Learn how to navigate on-campus resources
  • Learn the electronic self-service tools
This is a 2-hour program designed for students. Due to federal privacy laws, parents, family and friends are generally not permitted to attend the NSAR program. During the program, students will be guided by trained faculty and staff. We encourage students to discuss degree options and class schedules with their families before and after attending the NSAR Session.

When should I attend NSAR?

Students should attend the NSAR program if they have:

  1. Completed the Admissions Application
  2. Submitted all Documents to Admissions
    • Immunization Records
    • Proof of High School Graduation
    • SAT/ACT Scores (if applicable)
    • High School Transcripts (if using for placement)
  3. Applied for Financial Aid (or establish an alternate payment method)
  4. Set up and logged in to myCommNet account
  5. Taken Placement Tests
  6. Signed up for an NSAR Session
Students who have not submitted all required documents to Admissions will be delayed in the registration process.

What do I do if I need accommodations for a disability? 

If you are a student who has a documented disability and may require any accommodations while attending an NSAR session, please contact:

Students are encouraged to make requests at least 48 hours in advance of the session.

Contact Information

For questions or comments, please contact us at gw-studentsuccess@gatewayct.edu.


Register for NSAR

Registration is online. Click here or below to register for a session.

To register you will need to log in with your College ID number.


NSAR Student Packet


College Readiness Survey

Start the Survey

(To be taken prior to your NSAR Session)