Q: What testing is required for international applicants?
A: Standardized testing is optional for applicants to Connecticut College. If English is not your first language, we require an official score report of an English-proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE). Connecticut College's code for both the TOEFL and the College Entrance Examination Board is 3284.
Q: What English proficiency test results are competitive for admission?
A: In general, successful applicants score around a 100 on the TOEFL, a 7.0 on IELTS, a 68 on the PTE and a 130 on Duolingo English test (DET).
Q: Do you accept attested photocopies of testing?
A: On a case-by-case basis, we do accept certified true copies of official score reports if sending results directly from the testing agency is a financial burden.
Q: Should I submit copies of awards received?
A: No, we prefer that you list your awards, certificates and accomplishments on a separate sheet of paper.
Q: Do you accept applications from non-U.S. citizens for the spring semester?
A: 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 generally not admitted for the spring semester, unless they have graduated from a high school in the U.S.
Q: Does Connecticut College offer financial aid for non-U.S. citizens?
A: Yes. Connecticut College meets demonstrated need for all admitted students regardless of citizenship. Admission is highly competitive. We look for students who have shown outstanding academic ability, a high level of competence in English and notable level of non-academic involvement.
Q: How does Financial Aid Services determine my family's need?
A: Non-U.S. citizens who are applying for financial aid must complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. All international students, whether applying for financial assistance or not, must submit the Verification of Financial Support (VFS.pdf).