First Year Students
First Year Applicant Requirements for Admission
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Central Connecticut State University has a "rolling" admissions policy, not a set admissions deadline, which gives students greater flexibility in applying. The University urges prospective students to apply as early as possible in their senior year. The University begins accepting students for the fall semester in mid-October and will continue to review applications until the class is filled. Fall semester applications will be processed on a space-available basis after May 1st for freshmen and after June 1st for transfer students.
Applications for students enrolling in the spring semester will be reviewed in early fall.
Central Connecticut State University requires all applicants to have graduated from an approved secondary school or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). In addition, the university requires first-year students to submit the following credentials to the Office of Admissions in order to be considered for admission:
- Submit an online application at www.ccsu.edu/apply. Be sure your high school transcript, test scores, and recommendation(s) are sent by mail (see below for address).
- $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Online applicants will be asked to submit the $50.00 application fee prior to submission of the online application.
- First-year students must submit their official high school transcript(s). First quarter senior grades may be requested if an admissions counselor determines the need.
- Applicants must submit their SAT I or ACT test scores. The test scores requirement can be waived if the applicant has successfully completed more than twelve college level credits or has been out of school for more than five years.
- First-year students must submit a minimum of one academic recommendation from a teacher or school counselor.
- A personal essay on a topic of your choice. (1-2 typed pages preferred)
Send all application materials to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
The following guidelines are what Admissions Counselors look for when reviewing applications for admission consideration:
· Official High School Transcript
College Preparatory Curriculum
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
3 years-Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II)*
3 years-Social Science (including US History)
2 years-Science (including one lab science)*
3 years (up to the third level) of the SAME foreign language is RECOMMENDED, not required. Students completing up to the third level in high school are exempt from taking foreign language at the university.
*Additional coursework is required for specific majors within the Schools of Business, Education & Professional Studies, and Engineering & Technology. Please see program requirements on website.
· SAT (1011 median score for students enrolled Fall 2012) critical reading and mathematics score combined. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the SAT more than once.
. ACT is also accepted.
· Class Rank (top 50% of their graduating class as guideline)
· While interviews are not required for students applying for admission, the Admissions staff may request an interview with certain applicants to obtain additional information or to clarify information.
An admissions counselor will review your completed application and send you a written decision letter approximately within two weeks.
Central Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.