International Student Application Requirements and Deadlines

Admission to Connecticut College is competitive and highly selective. Connecticut College seeks students from a variety of backgrounds - cultural, spiritual, sexual orientation, economic, racial, ethnic and geographical - who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. The secondary school record is most important. Also, qualities such as leadership, intellectual curiosity and accomplishment in non-academic areas are highly valued.

First-Year Admission Checklist

  1. Common Application — There is no fee to apply for admission to Connecticut College.
  2. An official record of secondary (or higher secondary) school work with all courses and grades, including results (or probable results) of final examinations.
  3. An explanation of the grading system used by your school provided on the International Supplement to the School Report and translated into English.
  4. Two academic teacher recommendations and one counselor commendation.
  5. *Optional* Results of the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (Learn more about our standardized test policy).
  6. If you have attended secondary school outside of the United States, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE) (learn more)
  7. Non-US citizens must submit a Verification of Financial Support (learn more

International students are welcome to apply under either Early Decision option.

Transfer Admission Checklist

1. Common Application for Transfer Admission — There is no fee to apply for admission to Connecticut College.
2. College Report (learn more)
3. Official transcript(s) of all college work to date
4. Official final high school transcript (or official proof of graduation such as a GED)
5. Faculty recommendation (1 required, 2 recommended)
6. Mid-term grade report if currently enrolled at another college or university (learn more)
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)


Admission Term Common App Deadline Financial Aid
Early Decision I
(ED I)
November 15 November 15 mid-December
Early Decision II (ED II) January 15 January 15 mid-February
Transfer Spring Entry November 1* November 1* November-December
Regular Decision Fall Entry January 15 January 15 late March

* 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.