Why Choose CCSU?

Making This Happen

We welcome applications from students with a broad range of abilities, interests, and backgrounds. We value academic scholarship, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

Preferred deadlines

for first-year studentsMay 1 (for fall) and December 1 (for spring)
for transfer students: June 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring)
for international students: April 1 (fall) and November 1 (spring)

The University reserves the right to discontinue the processing of applications once our class accommodations have been met.

First-Year Student Admission

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

  • Completed application (apply online at www.ccsu.edu/apply)

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee. Fee waivers are also acceptable.

    See your school guidance counselor for information.

  • Official high school transcript

  • High school class rank (if applicable)

  • SAT I or ACT scores 

    (scores may be sent either by the high school or The College Board)

  • One letter of recommendation

  • Personal statement

Applicants must be graduates of accredited high or preparatory school or hold an equivalency diploma.

Transfer Student Admission

Students transferring from two- and four-year institutions are admitted upon consideration of their previous cumulative collegiate performance. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 with 12 or more transferable credits is required. We particularly encourage applications from associate degree graduates of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (ConnSCU).

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International Student Admission

International students are warmly welcomed. The Center for International Education provides a variety of services including orientation to campus and community, personal and course-cultural counseling, and activities that will help international students make friends and have fun while learning about other cultures.

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Financial Aid

Students interested in applying for aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which may be found at www.ccsu.edu/finaid. In order for the Financial Aid office to receive your information, students must list our school code “001378” and our institution name “Central Connecticut State University” when filling out the FAFSA. The priority processing deadline for the fall semester is March 1 for new students though the FAFSA may be filed as early as January 1. It is important to contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding questions on application materials, required documents, eligibility requirements and priority deadline dates. 

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