We know the pivotal role that guidance counselors play in the college search process, so we offer a selection of resources to help you learn more about Connecticut College as well as our selective admission process. We hope this information proves helpful to you and your students as you navigate the process together. Please contact us if you would like further information or clarification.
Meet the Admission Committee
Our Admission Committee members travel the world over, visiting schools, meeting with counselors and students, and conducting interviews.
Connecticut College on the road
See when members of the Admission Committee may be visiting a city near you, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
Early Decision 1: November 15
Early Decision 2: January 1
Regular Decision: January 1
We understand that as students go through the application process, they may encounter unexpected challenges that prevent them from meeting certain application requirements. We are committed to offering flexibility with deadlines or other requirements for students who experience a complication in applying, whether born out of a personal challenge or a natural disaster. Please contact us to discuss circumstances impacting a student's application and how we can support the student.
Connecticut College considers demonstrated interest as an important factor in our Regular Decision admission decisions. Students can demonstrate interest in the College by:
- Visiting campus
- Interviewing on campus
- Visiting with admission counselors during their fall travel (high school visits and college fairs)
- Participating in off-campus interviews (with admission counselors and alumni)
Why demonstrated interest?
We are actively looking for students who would most benefit from a Connecticut College education and see this as one of their primary choices for post-secondary education. We will not penalize students who come from geographic, socioeconomic or cultural backgrounds that would prevent them from meeting any of the traditional demonstrated metrics listed above. We continue to be committed to providing access to Connecticut College to students from underrepresented backgrounds.
We also place great emphasis on counselor calls as we want your input included in our deliberations.
We encourage rising seniors and prospective transfer students to interview. Our counselors offer interviews on the road as they can. Invitations to interview are automatically emailed to prospective students on our mailing list who live in the area where counselors are offering interviews and who haven’t already interviewed. Otherwise, you and your students can find out where a counselor will be offering interviews by checking the travel schedule.
Students who interview on campus in the fall, when counselors are traveling, are likely to meet with an Admission Fellow. Fellows are current seniors who have been specially trained to conduct admission interviews.
Scholarships and grants
We offer both need-based financial aid grants and merit scholarships to help us craft the ideal Conn community. It's part of our commitment to provide access to qualified students who might not otherwise attend Conn.
Tips for applying
"Essays That Worked": A selection of successful admission essays. Each was written by a currently enrolled student.
Standardized test policy
Learn more about our approach to standardized testing.