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First-Year Requirements & Deadlines

First-Year Requirements and Deadlines for Applying for Fall 2015 Admission

Application Type

Common Application

Notification Date

Early Decision I*

 November 15


*Financial Aid Candidates should file CSS Profile by Nov. 15

Early Decision II**

 January 1


**Financial Aid Candidates should file CSS Profile & the FAFSA by Jan. 15

 Regular Decision***

January 1

late March

***Financial Aid Candidates should file the CSS Profile & FAFSA by Feb. 1

For Applying for Mid-Year Admission (January 2016)

First-year applicants also have the opportunity to apply for January admission. 

Application Type

Common Application

Notification Date

January Admission

November 1


*Financial Aid candidates should file the CSS Profile & FAFSA by Nov. 1.
Financial aid is not available for foreign citizens applying for January/Spring admission.

Application Checklist

Connecticut College utilizes the Common Application for all application materials and encourages prospective students to create a Common App online account well in advance of the application deadline. This will allow time for completion of the application itself as well as all the other required materials listed below.


  1. Common Application
  2. Secondary school report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  3. Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  4. Non-refundable $60 application fee due upon submission of the Common Application or Fee Waiver Request (completed as part of your Common Application; complete details regarding the fee waiver process can be found on Common App)
  5. Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  6. If English is not your native language, the TOEFL or equivalent test scores (IELTS)
  7. All non-US citizens must submit a 2015-16 Certification of Finances (pdf)
  8. To applicants whose native language is not English: Official score report on an English proficiency examination. (In general, students whose TOEFL score is below 600 on the paper, 250 on the computer or 100 on the Internet-based tests, or below a 7.0 on IELTS will have a difficult time gaining admission without additional evidence confirming their mastery of English.)


  1. Standardized Test Scores (i.e. SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT). Please see our Standardized Test Policy
  2. Arts Supplement 
  3. One non-academic recommendation, such as a peer recommendation, may be submitted via your Common Application account


Contact Information:




Office of Admission
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320


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