First-Year Students

International students are selected for undergraduate admission to Central Connecticut State University based on a review of their academic success in their previous education.

When filling out your international student application and all other related documents, be sure to use your full name as it appears on your passport.

First-Year Student Requirements

To be considered for admission, international first-year applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed online application (
  • $50 application fee or fee waiver
  • Personal essay
  • Academic credentials: Students are required to submit official copies of secondary school records which include academic transcripts, results from national examinations, graduation certificates, and/or any other documentation that certifies successful completion of secondary education. Students should seek foreign educational credential evaluations from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®). For documentation to be considered official, it must be mailed or emailed directly from a secondary school or national education ministry in a sealed envelope. If documentation is not in English, provide both original and translated copies.
  • SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Central Connecticut State University that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application - Central Connecticut State University
  • English language proficiency requirement: Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by submitting one of the following.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information on the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Services. The three versions of the TOEFL that a prospective student may take are listed here with minimum acceptable scores:
      • Internet: minimum score of 79
      • Computer: minimum score of 213
      • Paper: minimum score of 550
    • The International English Language Testing System Exam (IELTS) is also accepted. A minimum band score of 6.5 is required for admissions consideration.
    • Duolingo English Test(DET)minimum score of 95
  • (Optional) SAT I or ACT scores sent by high school/College Board or ACT
  • (Optional) Letters of recommendation
  • Completed Affidavit of Support verifying that a sponsor will provide the Estimated Expenses in U.S. dollars to you for each calendar year of study at Central.
  • Copy of Your Passport; Green Card holders are to send a photocopy of the front and back of the green card or proof of eligible non-citizenship.

Sending Your Documentation

All documentation (except the Affidavit of Support), including official transcripts, may be sent directly to the Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions Office.

By Mail:

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
Davidson Hall, Room 115
New Britain, CT 06050

By Email:

Mailing the Affidavit of Support

The Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents should be sent:

By Mail:

Center for International Education
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
Henry Barnard Hall, Room 406
New Britain, CT 06050

By Email:


International students should apply by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

Important Information

  • Central Connecticut State University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant, permanent resident students. These students will be required to submit proof of immigration status.
  • Students seeking admission to Central Connecticut State University’s undergraduate program who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency standards may enroll in an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) prior to gaining full admission. Please contact the George R. Muirhead Center for International Education for details on the IELP program.
  • All accepted international students will be issued a federal I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status form. The I-20 will be mailed to the student’s permanent address as listed on the admissions application.