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.

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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 120 on Duolingo English test (DET).

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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.

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Q: Does Connecticut College offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes?

A: No.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 Certification of Finances 2021-22.

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