Q: What testing is required for international applicants?
A: Standardized testing is optional for applicants to Connecticut College. If English is not your first language, we require an official score report of an English-proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE). Connecticut College's code for both the TOEFL and the College Entrance Examination Board is 3284.
Q: What English proficiency test results are competitive for admission?
A: In general, successful applicants score around a 100 on the TOEFL, a 7.0 on IELTS, and a 68 on the PTE.
Q: Do you accept attested photocopies of testing?
A: On a case-by-case basis, we do accept certified true copies of official score reports if sending results directly from the testing agency is a financial burden.
Q: Should I submit copies of awards received?
A: No, we prefer that you list your awards, certificates and accomplishments on a separate sheet of paper.
Q: Do you accept applications from non-U.S. citizens for the spring semester?
A: Yes. However, please note that financial aid is unavailable for non-U.S. citizens applying for regular decision spring entry.
Q: Does Connecticut College offer financial aid for non-U.S. citizens?
A: Yes. Connecticut College meets demonstrated need for all admitted students regardless of citizenship. Financial aid is exclusively need-based. Admission is highly competitive. We look for students who have shown outstanding academic ability, a high level of competence in English and notable level of non-academic involvement.
Q: How does Financial Aid Services determine my family's need?
A: Non-U.S. citizens who are applying for financial aid must complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. All international students, whether applying for financial assistance or not, must submit the 2017-18 Certification of Finances.
Q: Does Connecticut College offer graduate programs?
A: The College grants the Master of Arts degree in psychology. You must be a graduate in good standing from an accredited college or university to apply. Properly qualified candidates are admitted to graduate study following approval of the Graduate Studies Committee and of the psychology department. Please note: The Psychology Department is in the process of restructuring the graduate program and will not be accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. Visit the Graduate Study section.