Deadlines and Requirements to Apply for Fall 2024 Admission as a First-Year Student


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 15


**Financial Aid Candidates should file CSS Profile & FAFSA by Jan. 14

Regular Decision***

January 15

late March

***Financial Aid Candidates should file CSS Profile & FAFSA by Jan. 14 

Applying for Mid-Year Admission (January 2024)

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.
Connecticut College cares deeply about the successful transition of each and every student to our residential community. As a result, non-U.S. citizens are not admitted as first-year, incoming students for the spring semester.

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.

As part of our commitment to provide access to Conn to all qualified students, we have waived our application fee.


  1. Common Application including Conn's Common Application Supplemental Application.
  2. Official secondary school transcript (including current year grades)
  3. College counselor recommendation
  4. Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  5. Common Application School Report submitted by an official from your school
  6. 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
  7. If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE is required (learn more)
  8. Non-US citizens must submit a Verification of Financial Support (learn more)


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


Application Completion

The Admission Committee requests that you submit all required application materials as close to the listed application deadlines as possible, so we may conduct a timely and comprehensive review of your application file. This includes standardized test scores (i.e. SAT Reasoning or ACT) if you have elected for test scores to be included in your admission review.  Please note that after December 1 for EDI applicants, and February 1 for EDII and Regular Decision applicants, the admission committee will assess all applications still missing required materials and may choose to conduct a review of your application based on the items on file.

Application items submitted after December 1 (EDI applicants) and February 1 (EDII & Regular Decision applicants) are not guaranteed to be considered in your application review. 


Additional Information

We understand that as you go through the application process, you may encounter unexpected challenges that prevent you from meeting certain application requirements. We are committed to offering flexibility with deadlines and other requirements for students who experience a complication in applying, whether born out of a personal challenge or a natural disaster, so please contact our office to discuss your situation.