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Spring 2018 Guest Students from Accredited Universities in Puerto Rico

In an effort to support students who were impacted by Hurricane Maria, Connecticut College is offering guest student admission to up to six students in good standing at any accredited university in Puerto Rico for the spring 2018 semester.

Eligibility

Matriculated students in good standing at any accredited university in Puerto Rico who are juniors or seniors (or have the equivalent number of credits) are invited to apply. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Cost to Attend

If you are admitted, you will need to submit a Consortium Agreement from Connecticut College to the accredited university in Puerto Rico. The university will process your financial aid, which will be applied to your bill from them for their tuition (and room and board if you are living on campus). You will be responsible for all other expenses, such as travel, health insurance, books and supplies. 

Application Process

Applications will be screened to ensure that the students will be academically successful at Connecticut College. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. All application material may be sent to gueststudent@conncoll.edu

Please submit the following:

  • Accredited University Guest Student Application Form and signed Academic and Social Honor Code Pledge: PR Spring 2018 Guest Student Application Form
  • Student Records (Please attempt to get any form of transcript or record of grades, official or unofficial, to add to your application. We can accept screenshots or photographs of documents).
  • Letter from the accredited university granting permission for you to study at Connecticut College.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. Please note that applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Accepted students will be notified Monday, Jan. 8. 

Admitted Students

You will be assigned to a class dean who will reach out to you once you are admitted. Admitted students will participate in an orientation program which will begin Thursday, Jan. 18. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 22. 

Student Health Services

All full-time Connecticut College students are required to maintain adequate health insurance coverage. If you wish to use your personal or family health insurance, you must waive the College-sponsored plan to avoid being charged. If you plan to waive out of the plan with an out-of-state HMO plan, or a Medicaid plan from New York, Massachusetts or Rhode Island, complete the Acknowledgment of Financial Responsibility Form and submit it to us at shs@conncoll.edu. Please note that you must still fill out the waiver at www.gallagherstudent.com/conncoll. Students on Medicaid plans other than New York, Massachusetts or Rhode Island will not be allowed to waive out.

Medical Clearance and Proof of Immunizations

A Medical Clearance and Proof of Immunizations Form is required by Connecticut state law. The information provided will be kept confidential.

Please download the form and have your provider complete it.

Then register for a Student Health Services Web Portal account. You will need your Student ID to register. After opening the Student Health Services Web Portal, choose "Click here to register" to set up your new account and to create a password for the SHS Web Portal.

Next, scan and upload the form. Or email the form to shs@conncoll.edu.

Student Health Records

Connecticut College requires up to date records for all students. Please bring copies of your most recent physical exam as well as proof of immunization with you to Connecticut College, or scan and email it to shs@conncoll.edu, or fax it to (860) 439-5430.

For More Information

Please send inquiries to gueststudent@conncoll.edu

The College will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1 for the winter break. You may continue to submit application material during this period and will receive responses to any questions you send once the College re-opens Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible for this program?

Matriculated students in good standing at any accredited university in Puerto Rico who are juniors or seniors (or have the equivalent number of credits) may apply.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

2. How many students will you be accepting?

The College will accept up to six students for the spring 2018 semester. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

3. How can I find out if the courses that I’d like to take are available to me?

Please contact the Department/Program Chair using the following list: Department and Program Chair Contact List - Guest Students. Course schedules are available at: https://www.conncoll.edu/academics/registrar/class-schedules/  Please select the Spring 2018 semester.

4. What type of academic and other support is available?

As an admitted guest student from an accredited university in Puerto Rico, you will be connected to a support team who will help with your transition. This team will include representatives from academic departments, and the offices of the Dean of the College, Institutional Equity and Inclusion, Counseling Services, the Academic Resource Center, Student Engagement and the Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement.

5. What are the associated costs? How will Financial Aid work?

If you are admitted, you will need to submit a Consortium Agreement from Connecticut College to the university. The university will process your financial aid, which will be applied to your bill from them for their tuition (and room and board if you are living on campus). You will be responsible for all other expenses, such as travel, health insurance, books and supplies. 

6. Can I live on campus?

If you are admitted as a full-time student, you will be permitted to live on campus. You may indicate your interest in living on campus on the application form. Please note that singles are not guaranteed.

7. How do I apply?

Please use the PR Spring 2018 Guest Student Application Form. The form and all supporting material should be sent to gueststudent@conncoll.edu.

8. What application material is required?

You must submit the Guest Student Application Form, signed Academic and Social Honor Code pledge, copies of your student records, and a letter from the University granting permission for you to study at Connecticut College.

9. What if I can’t get an official copy of my transcript from the university in Puerto Rico?

Please attempt to get any form of transcript or record of grades, official or unofficial, to add to your application. We can accept screenshots or photographs of documents.

10. What is the application deadline? When will I hear if I have been admitted?

The application deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. Please note that applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. All accepted students will be notified Monday, Jan. 8.  

The College will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1 for the winter break. You may continue to submit application material during this period and will receive responses to any questions you send once the College re-opens Tuesday, Jan. 2.

11. If I’m admitted, when should I plan to arrive on campus?

You will be assigned to a class dean who will reach out to you once you are admitted. Admitted students will participate in an orientation program which will begin Thursday, Jan. 18. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 22. 

12. If I attend Connecticut College for a semester through the Guest Student program and then decide that I would like to pursue a degree at the College, am I permitted to?

The program was created to assist you in continuing your studies for the spring 2018 semester so that you could then return to the university. Any students who wish to pursue a degree at Connecticut College will need to apply as a transfer student: https://www.conncoll.edu/admission/transfer-applicants/