Q: Is financial aid available for transfer students? For international students?
Yes, need-based financial aid is available for transfer students. For more information about the College's financial aid philosophy and required application materials, please visit the Cost & Financial Aid website. Financial aid is more limited for those applying for January enrollment, and very limited aid is available for non-U.S. citizens.
Q: How is housing determined for transfer students?
Transfer students are typically housed in doubles, triples or quads. Your answers from the online Student Housing Form are used to help match you with your roommate(s). Please be accurate in answering the questions about your lifestyle, such as your sleep schedule, study habits, etc. The goal of the roommate matching exercise is compatibility. Some roommates become best friends for life; others coexist amicably but find their closest friends elsewhere.
For transfer students joining the Connecticut College student body in January, you will receive notification via email in early January letting you know your room assignment and who your roommate will be. For transfer students joining in September, you will receive notification, also by email, around the end of July.
Please visit the Residential Education and Living site for more information on housing and on-campus living.
Q: Will there be a transfer student orientation?
Yes, there will be an orientation for all new students that takes place a few days before classes and before returning students arrive on campus. For transfers starting in September, this orientation falls in late August. For transfers joining the community in January, orientation will be held mid-January.
During orientation, the Registrar will hold a credit transfer evaluation meeting with you to review your transfer credits. You will meet with your faculty adviser to discuss your course selections before you register for classes.You'll also meet your transfer student adviser, who will help you draw up different schedule proposals and will help you get acquainted with the College.
Q: What types of advising are available for transfers?
Connecticut College's close-knit campus community ensures that all students, including transfer students, have access to the advising and mentoring they need to make the most out of their Connecticut College experience. Academic advising is available from your dean, pre-major advisers and major adviser. Many students find mentors and support in other places such as Student Counseling Services, Unity House and the LGBTQ Resource Center, just to name a few.
Q: What are the dining halls and meal plan like?
Students residing directly on campus are automatically enrolled in a meal plan that allows them use their Connecticut College I.D. card to eat in the dining halls as many times as they want in a single day. Harris Refectory, the College's largest dining hall, is located in north campus and is attached to a group of six residence houses known as the "Plex." Smaller, more homey dining halls are located in Smith House, Knowlton House, Addams House and Freeman House. All dining halls are buffet-style and offer a wide range of selections including vegan and vegetarian options. For more specific information on the hours and menus of our dining locations, please visit Dining Services.
Q: Are there any opportunities on campus that transfers should take advantage of right away?
We strongly encourage all transfer students to dive right into life at Connecticut College by joining extracurricular clubs, organizations and teams. Many transfers find the guidance they receive from our career office, Career Enhancing Life Skills CELS, to be extremely helpful. We also encourage transfer students to check out the opportunities offered by the College's certificate programs in international studies, arts and technology, public policy, environmental studies and museum studies.
Q: What is life on campus like and what student organizations can I join?
You'll find a diverse array of organizations, clubs, teams, performance groups and activities at Connecticut College, all of which are happy to welcome new members. We encourage transfer students to check out our student activities and organizations page and get involved!