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What is myCommNet?

myCommNet  combines several of our college software systems - Self-Service Banner, Blackboard Learn and the Library Databases - under a single sign-on access through your NetID.

myCommNet (http://my.commnet.edu) is the source of information and services for students, faculty and staff of the Connecticut Community Colleges. myCommNet makes it easier to conduct college business, and participate in online class opportunities. It’s where you can register for classes, check your academic progress, and manage your college finances, all with a single sign-on. You only have to remember one user ID and one password to reach all of your college’s online services.

To access your course, please go to myCommNet and enter your NetID. The format is as follows:

Username = NetID: (Example) 01234567@student.commnet.edu
(Banner ID@student.commnet.edu)

Password (Example): Jan&5678**
**If you have never logged in to myCommNet, your default password is the first three letters of your birth month (the first letter being capitalized), the “&“ symbol, and the last 4 digits of your social security number. Once you have entered this information you will be prompted to change your password.

The following requirement must be followed when selecting a myCommNet password.

  • Password must be at least eight(8) characters.
  • A password must contain characters from three(3) of the four(4) categories:
    1. Uppercase characters (A through Z)
    2. Lowercase characters (a through z)
    3. Numeric digits (0 through 9)
    4. Special characters (for example, !, $, #)
  • Password must not contain all or part of the user's NetID account information (first name, last name, SSN, etc.).
  • Password must differ from previous passwords.

Who do I contact if I need help with my NetID account & password?

Please click here to find the appropriate support contact for your college.

Inside myCommNet - Student Self Service

Student Self-Service, a part of myCommnet, allows you to view and print important information that is essential in planning your registration. This online alternative allows you to access both secured and public academic information via the Internet. Students can access the system from any computer on campus on campus or off campus.

Accessing myCommNet

You can access myCommNet virtually any time, from anywhere in the world. The web site is http://my.commnet.edu. Once you have located the site, navigate your way to Student Self-Service. Be sure you follow all instructions. See the next section for specific directions to help you in planning your registration and confirming your registration status.

Course Search, Online Registration and Student Detail Schedule

In planning your registration, especially if you are considering mail, fax, drop-off, or online registration, you should utilize Student Self-Service to determine course availability.

Course Search is available in the Student Self-Service. Click on Course Search and follow in order:

  1. Term: Select Correct Term
  2. College: Select “Housatonic CC”
  3. Subject: Select “all”
  4. Title: Leave blank
  5. Level:  Select “all”
  6. By: Select “Open”
  7. Instruction Type: Select “all”
  8. Start Time: Leave blank
    End Time:
    Leave blank
    Leave blank
  9. Click “Get Courses”

All open courses (courses with seats remaining) will be displayed in alphabetical order according to course prefix (ACC for Accounting appears first and THA for Theater Arts appears last). Scrolling right will provide all available course information, including time, day, room, seats remaining, and instructor’s name.

If you have registered by mail, fax, drop-off or online, you can check your registration status by logging into the Student Self-Service area of myCommNet. In order for you to gain access to this area, you must know your NetID. Login instructions are provided on the site. Once you have gained access, click on “Housatonic” and follow in order:

  1. Click on “Registration, Student Records and Financial Aid”
  2. Click on “Registration & Payment”
  3. Click on “Student Detail Schedule”
  4. Term: Select Correct Term
  5. Click on “Submit Term”

Your “Student Detail Schedule” will appear and this schedule confirms your registration. This schedule must be produced in order to purchase textbooks at the College Bookstore and secure a parking permit for the garage, you should print this schedule.

Type of Information Available
(myCommNet login is required)

  • Course Search - Check the status of courses, what is available, when they meet, number of seats available. Codes found in course schedule are:
        ONLN - Fully-Online Course.
        OLCR  - Online, but requires students to come to class for exams, may include midterm and/or final.
        HYBR - Hybrid course, 50% online, 50% on campus.

  • Registration - Display your semester course schedule; check your registration status.

  • Student Records - View your holds, if any exist; display your grades and academic history; review your charges, payments and fee information. If your record shows an Accounts Receivable hold, please contact the Bursar’s Office at (203) 332-5008 or by email at ebrickett@hcc.commnet.edu.

  • Financial Aid - View overall status of your financial aid at HCC; check your eligibility, view document requirements, academic progress, holds; review your award information, view award by year; award payment schedule, history of loan applications.

  • Personal Information - View the records the College maintains for you regarding address and telephone number. Contact the Registrar’s Office whenever your records are incorrect or changes are necessary.