Admission Information & Instructions

Congratulations on your decision to apply to the School of Graduate Studies at Central Connecticut State University.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

Please complete every question. If you are unsure how to answer, please refer to the detailed Admissions Information and Instructions located below. We will be happy to answer any additional questions. Kindly call the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions at (860) 832-2350.

Admissions Policy

All official transcripts requested should be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office at Central. Unofficial or student issued copies will not be accepted. Any additional materials required must be sent directly to the academic department. Please note, in addition to all other graduate admissions requirements, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

The information furnished by you on your Application for Admission, together with all other information and materials received by the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office from any source, will be kept completely confidential. It will not be disclosed to anyone, except for official purposes only, information may be released according to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

A non-refundable application fee of $50, payable online, accompanies your online application. We accept Visa, Master or Discovery cards, and electronic check.

Applicants must request that all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted directly to the CCSU Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office from every institution attended or where a course was taken except Central Connecticut State University. This includes transcripts for courses taken and transferred to another institution. Hand delivered transcripts, transcripts sent from the applicant, or faxed transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted. Note: original study abroad transcripts may also be needed and requested. Applicants who hold a Master's degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 or higher GPA on a four-point scale (where A = 4.00) are required to request that official transcripts be sent from the institution where the undergraduate degree was obtained and from where the Master's degree was obtained. Official transcripts must also be sent from each institution where any other graduate level courses were taken. (Please note that applicants to the MAT program and to teacher certification programs are required to submit all undergraduate transcripts as well). The Graduate Recruitment and Admissions office will maintain the right to request other official transcripts to review courses that are essential to the applicant's program of study.

Applications must be complete and received by the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office no later than June 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring. PLEASE NOTE: There are other specific program deadlines. Please refer to the Program Specific Admissions Requirements for more information.