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How to Apply

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Admission Information and Instructions

Applicable To All Applicants

All materials requested should be sent directly to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at CCSU by the high school or the College Registrar's office. Unofficial or student copies will not be accepted.
The information furnished by you on your Application for Admission, together with all other information and materials received by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions from any source, will be kept completely confidential. It will not be disclosed to anyone, except that the Director of Recruitment and Admissions may, for official purposes only, release information according to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 must be submitted electronically. We accept Visa, Master or Discover cards, and electronic check.

App fee waiver for EOP candidates


Fall Spring
First Year May 1st December 1st
Transfer June 1st December 1st
International April 1st November 1st

First Year (Freshman) Applicants Requirements

  • Any first year student should submit recommendations, an official high school transcript including latest class rank, first quarter or midyear grades, SAT I scores ( Optional, Fall 2021, open link for details),and any other standardized test results (ACT, TOEFL.
  • Final high school transcript must be submitted upon graduation.
  • The University requires that only first year applicants submit scores from the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT I). Should you choose to send the results to CCSU, all necessary information about the SAT I may be obtained from any high school guidance office. The University also recognizes scores from the American College Testing (ACT).
  • If you did not graduate from high school, you must submit a copy of your General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test results. Applicants should also request that their former high school send a transcript. Please contact your State Department of Education for GED information.

Transfer Students Requirements

  • Any student transferring from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution must submit an official transcript from each institution attended.
  • Transfer applicants must also submit an official final high school transcript or a copy of GED diploma.
  • Failure to list all colleges on the application or to provide said transcripts from each institution may be considered sufficient reason for refusal of admission or subsequent dismissal from the University.
  • The Connecticut State University System (CSUS) and the Connecticut Community College System have developed a Transfer Compact which offers, beginning with Fall 2009, Dual Admission to students who are planning to enroll at a CSUS university after completing and associate's degree. For more information visit:

International Students Requirements

International applicants must submit:

  • Official/Certified Transcripts of secondary schooling and post secondary (college) schooling (if attended). Documents are considered official when they are sent directly to CCSU by the educational institution or issuing board. If the documents are not in English, certified English translations must also be provided. If course work was completed at a U.S. college, official transcripts must be sent from each institution attended. If coursework was not completed in the U.S., please use the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for evaluation. Information may be obtained on the website:
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Arrangements to take the TOEFL should be made by contacting TOEFL Programs and Services, Educational Testing Services, CN 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154, USA.
  • CCSU requires an Affidavit of Support verifying that your Sponsor will provide the estimated expenses in U.S. dollars to you for each calendar year of study at CCSU. The Affidavit of Support may be obtained from the CCSU Center for International Education, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain Connecticut, 06050 or you may download a form from the following website This form must be completed and dated within six to nine months of intended entry into CCSU.
  • International students currently attending institutions (college or high school) within the U.S. must also submit a copy of their current I-20 form to the Center for International Education, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain CT, 06050.

New England Regional Program

The New England Board of Higher Education provides New England residents with the tuition reduction when they pursue certain majors at New England public colleges and universities. To be eligible for this tuition reduction, the student must be enrolled in an approved degree program that is not available at a public institution in their home state.

Program offerings at CCSU

Program Location(s)
Athletic Training RI
Civil Engineering Technology NH, RI
Communications/Media ME, RI
Construction Management MA, NH, RI, VT
Criminal Justice RI
Graphic/Information Design ME, NH, RI
Graphic Technology
(Industrial Technology)
Earth Science RI, VT
Electronics Technology MA,NH, RI,VT
Industrial Technology VT
Italian ME, NH, VT
Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Networking Technology MA, NH, RI, VT
Small Business Management
and Entrepreneurship
Technology Education NH, VT
Theater (BFA) NH

Admissions Policy

Admission to Central Connecticut State University depends upon the academic credentials presented by the applicant. No applicant is rejected because of race, color, religious belief, or national origin. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities of qualified handicapped persons defined under the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The University's non-discrimination opportunity policies extend to employment practices, admissions of students, programs, and services within the institution or provided to the community.

Campus Safety Statement

In accordance with the State of Connecticut's Campus Safety Act (PA 90-259), Central Connecticut State University will provide a copy of the Uniform Campus Crime Report to any individual who sends a written request to: Central Connecticut State University, Police Department, P.O. Box 4010, New Britain, CT 06050-4010.

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