Academically qualified students with special needs are encouraged to apply
to the University early. Applicants seeking admission to the fall term
should submit applications and supporting credentials by April 1.
Applicants for the spring term should submit applications and supporting
credentials by November 1.
Students with special needs are advised to register for the SAT under the
program entitled “SAT Services for Students with Disabilities.”
Information pertaining to this program may be obtained by contacting: SAT
Services for Students with Disabilities, The College Board, P.O. Box 6226,
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6226. Phone: 609-771-7137; TTY: 609-882-4118;
fax: 609-771-7944; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon acceptance, students with special needs requesting accommodation
under ADA/504 must submit relevant documentation to substantiate their
disability directly to the Special Student Services Office. Students with
specific learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders need to
submit psycho-educational evaluations directly to the Special Student
For additional information, contact Dr. George Tenney, director of Special
Student Services (Willard Hall, Room 100) at 832-1955 or 832-1957.
Courses for Qualified High School
When space is available, Central Connecticut State University will allow
qualified high school students to enroll in college courses prior to
graduation from high school. Students should be recommended by their high
school principal and approved by a CCSU department chair for appropriate
college course work. For information on enrollment, contact the Office of
Continuing Education/ Enrollment Center (832-2256).
Transfer Student Admissions
Transfer students should send applications directly to the Office of
Admissions. A student wishing to transfer to Central Connecticut State
from another institution of higher learning must complete an application
for admission and have official transcripts sent directly from each high
school and post-secondary school attended. Hand-carried transcripts and
transcripts sent by students are considered unofficial, even when they
carry the college seal or signatures that are placed on official records.
Failure to list all institutions or to provide
official transcripts may be
considered sufficient reason for refusal of admission or dismissal from
the University. Transfer credit may not be awarded at any time for course
work not listed or not included on official transcripts provided as part
of a completed application. Any applicant who has completed 12 or more
credits (not including remedial course work) at a regionally accredited
post secondary institution will be considered for admission as a transfer
Transfer students who have earned a minimum of 12 credits (not including
remedial course work) at regionally accredited post secondary institutions
need not present SAT I scores. To be considered for transfer admissions,
an applicant must have earned a minimum of 12 credits, not including
remedial work, and have a cumulative college grade point average of 2.00
or higher for all course work attempted.
Connecticut Community Technical
All graduates from transfer programs of the Community Technical Colleges
of Connecticut who have earned an associate’s degree with a minimum 2.00
GPA (cumulative grade point average) are admissible to Central Connecticut
State University. Transfer credits will count toward degree requirements
as determined by equivalency to CCSU courses. A minimum of two additional
years of full-time study is required to complete a baccalaureate degree.
Qualified students may also be admitted prior to conferral of the
Transfer applicants holding the associate’s degree from the Board of State
Academic Awards (Charter Oak State College) are also admissible to CCSU.
Students considering transferring to CCSU in the second semester are
advised to apply well in advance of the date on which classes begin.
International students should complete the
Application for International Undergraduate
Admission, which may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.
A prospective student should submit the completed application, the
non-refundable application fee and all required supporting credentials by
the following deadlines. Fall (August – December) semester candidates
should submit applications by April 1; students applying for the spring
(January – May) semester should apply by November 1. All credentials
submitted by the applicant become part of the student’s permanent CCSU
file and are not returned.
Applicants must submit official copies of their secondary and
post-secondary educational records. If records are in a language other
than English, official translations must be submitted as well. 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) test score of at least 500. Information on the TOEFL may
be obtained from Educational Testing Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton,
NJ 08541-6151, USA, telephone (609) 771-7243 or 771-7100. Finally,
applicants must submit evidence of financial resources adequate for all
expenses during the period of undergraduate study. When all the necessary
information has been received, the applicant will be notified by mail of
the decision. (Please see catalog section “Transfer Credit Evaluation” for
If accepted, international students must also submit a medical history
form and parental consent for medical treatment. CCSU’s George R. Muirhead
Center for International Education is available to help international
students while at CCSU. Contact the George R. Muirhead Center for
International Education, Barnard Hall, Room 138 (832-2040), fax (860)
CCSU is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien
Transfer Credit Evaluation
The evaluation of official transcripts is done after a student has been
accepted. This Transfer Credit Evaluation will convert other systems to
semester hours and indicate the number of previously earned credits which
are acceptable for transfer to Central Connecticut State University. In
general, credits from other regionally accredited colleges and
universities will transfer, provided that the courses are similar in scope
and content to those offered for credit at CCSU and a grade of “C-” or
better was earned in the course. Specific questions concerning transfer
evaluations should be addressed to the Office of Admissions. Please note,
regardless of the number of credits transferred, a student must complete a
minimum of 45 credits at CCSU in order to earn the University’s bachelor’s
degree (see Academic Standards and Regulations: Residence Requirements for
Degree). Students currently enrolled in another college should have their
official final transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions after
their grades have been posted so that their evaluation can be updated.
Failure to indicate completed coursework and to provide official
transcript thereof may result in CCSU refusal to award transfer credit.
Transferring students are responsible for submitting course descriptions,
Credit by Examination:
A student may earn up to 30 credits at CCSU by examination. Departmentally
approved Subject Examinations from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
of the College Board, or from any other nationally recognized standardized
examination program, will be recognized by CCSU. Official results of such
examinations should be submitted for consideration.
Credit for Armed Forces:
Credit may also be awarded for military service schools and/or United
States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) credit courses (taken after 1945) if
validated by a certified USAFI Center. Students seeking to earn transfer
credit for their military education should contact
www.acenet.edu to request an
official transcript be sent to our Office of Recruitment and Admissions.
Evaluation of Work
Done Outside the United States: Credit may be awarded for work
completed at institutions outside the United States.
Students are responsible for submitting international transcripts to an
evaluating agency recognized by the National Association of Credential
Evaluation Services (NACES;
www.naces.org/). After the Office of Admissions has received the agency’s evaluation, it
will assess the agency’s recommendations to determine accreditation and
transferability of credit. A minimum grade of “C-” must be earned for a
course to transfer.
Students who are seeking admission to the Professional Program in
Education (B.S. or Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification) should have
as part of their admission file an evaluation of their foreign credentials
by one of the following agencies:
Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 326
Boston, MA 02130
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087