Connecticut College is very welcoming to transfer students, and you'll experience all the College has to offer no matter when you join our community. Our innovative Connections curriculum will be available to you, as will financial aid and merit scholarships. On this page, you'll find information that will help as you consider transferring to Connecticut College. And place yourself on our transfer mailing list so we can share new information that may be of interest to you.

What are the requirements to apply as a transfer?

Connecticut College uses the Common Application and we encourage you to create a Common App account well in advance of the application deadline. This will allow you enough time to complete the application and gather the other required materials listed below. As part of our commitment to provide access to all qualified applicants, we have waived the application fee.

To be considered for transfer admission, you must complete at least one semester at an accredited college or university, and it is recommended that you maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Financial aid is available for transfer applicants, but very limited aid is available for foreign citizens.

Connecticut College values the perspectives and contributions of those who have served our country in the military. We welcome applications from veterans who may wish to finish a bachelor of arts degree through our Return to College program.

Application deadlines for transfer applicants

When to apply for transfer:

Deadline Date:

Financial Aid Deadline Date:


September Admission
(Fall Semester)

April 1

April 1


January Admission
(Spring Semester)

November 1 

November 1


Transfer Admission Checklist

The following is a checklist to help you complete your application:
1. Common Application for Transfer Admission 
2. College Report (learn more)
3. Official transcript(s) of all college work to date
4. Official final high school transcript (or official proof of graduation such as a GED)
5. Faculty recommendation (1 required, 2 recommended)
6. Mid-term grade report if currently enrolled at another college or university (learn more)
7. If English is not your native language:  the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or PTE is required (learn more)
8. Financial aid application (if applicable; see Financial Aid Services website for further details)


Additional Information

The Admission Committee requests that you submit all required application materials as close to the listed application deadlines as possible, so we may conduct a timely and comprehensive review of your application file. Please note that after November 15 for Spring applicants, and May 15 for Fall applicants, the admission committee will assess all applications still missing required materials and may choose to conduct a review of your application based on the items on file. Application items submitted after November 15 (Spring applicants) and April 15 (Fall applicants) are not guaranteed to be considered in your application review. 

We understand that as you go through the application process, you may encounter unexpected challenges that prevent you from meeting certain application requirements. We are committed to offering flexibility with deadlines and other requirements for students who experience a complication in applying, whether born out of a personal challenge or a natural disaster, so please contact our office to discuss your situation.