International Students

International Undergraduate Student Admissions

For International Graduate Students Admissions click here


Contact Information

Davidson Hall, Room 115
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Phone: (860) 832-2278
Fax: (860) 832-2295


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday — Friday

International Students

International Student Admissions

For International Graduate Students Admissions click here

Welcome to Central Connecticut State University--your gateway to an outstanding university experience in the United States! More than 40 countries are represented in our international student population, and the university recognizes and appreciates how international students enrich the educational experience of our entire campus community. CCSU will prepare you for leadership in a growing global society.

The university welcomes applications from students around the world. An international student is someone who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States (holder of a “Green Card”). Prospective international students complete the same application for enrollment as domestic students and they must meet the same admissions criteria required of all other applicants.

International students are selected for admission based on a review of their academic success in their previous education and scores achieved on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

International students must submit the following information and credentials to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions:

  • Completed application for admission: click here. Be sure that your secondary school transcript and test scores 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.

  • Official copies of secondary and post-secondary educational records. (If records are in a language other than English, official translations must be submitted as well). CCSU highly recommends that students seek foreign educational credential evaluations from NACES® members. NACES® is an association of private foreign educational credential evaluation services committed to formulating and maintaining ethical standards in the field of foreign educational evaluation.

  • A personal essay on a topic of your choice (1-2 typed pages preferred).

  • SAT and/or ACT results are required for first time students.

  • Application deadline is April 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester.

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by submitting a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information on the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA,  (609) 771-7243 or 771-7100.  

The three versions of the TOEFL that a prospective student may take are listed here with minimum acceptable scores:

Internet: minimum score 61
Computer: minimum score 173
Paper: minimum score 500  

The IELTS Exam is also accepted. A minimum band score of 5.5 is required for admissions consideration.

Applicants must submit an Affidavit of Support (PDF) verifying that a sponsor will provide the Estimated Expenses in U.S. dollars to you for each calendar year of study at CCSU.

The Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents should be mailed to:

Center for International Education
Central Connecticut State University 
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Send all application materials (except Affidavit of Support) to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

CCSU’s George R. Muirhead Center for International Education is available to help international students with immigration questions during the application process. Contact the George R. Muirhead Center for International Education, Barnard Hall, Room 138 (860) 832-2040, fax (860) 832-2047 for assistance with questions or concerns. If accepted, international students must also submit a medical history form and parental consent for medical treatment.

Upon acceptance to the University, all international students will be issued an I-20 form, The I-20 will be mailed to the student’s permanent address as listed on the admissions application. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions should be notified if there is a change of address during the application process.

** 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 Center for International Education for details on the IELP program.