Students with Associate Degrees
All graduates of Connecticut State Community Colleges who hold an associate degree are admissible to Central Connecticut State University. A minimum of two additional years of full-time study is required to complete a baccalaureate degree.
Students without Associate Degrees
We welcome students of all abilities, interests, and backgrounds, and the Admissions staff is ready to make your transition to CCSU as smooth as possible.
To be considered for admission, please submit the following items:
- Completed application (ccsu.edu/apply)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from high school and any post-secondary institutions. An official transcript comes:
- directly from the issuing institution via postal mail
- in an envelope from the applicant sealed by the issuing institution, or
- via an electronic transcript sent to firstname.lastname@example.org from the issuing institution through a trusted third-party vendor that requires authentication
Optional: A personal essay on any topic and recommendations letter(s)
Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores if the applicant successfully completed more than 12 college level credits or has been out of high school for more than five years. Transfer students who have taken courses outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. (NACES)
Send application materials to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St.
New Britain, CT 06050
Transfer students should apply by June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. We advise prospective students to submit an application at least three months prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll.
Admission to CCSU is based mostly on academic achievement. Typically, CCSU admits students with a college grade point average of C or better after completing at least 12 or more college-level credits from regionally accredited institutions. Higher grade point averages may be required for certain academic programs. Please check with the school to which you are applying for additional information.
Transfer Credit Evaluation: CCSU typically awards credit to students who earn a C- or higher in 100-level or above coursework from regionally accredited institutions. All academic courses with a passing grade (D- or higher) will transfer from Eastern, Southern, or Western Connecticut state universities. Pass/Fail courses are not generally transferable except for recreation/physical education courses from any institution and all courses from Connecticut State University institutions. A transfer credit evaluation that shows how each college-level course transfers to CCSU will be mailed with your decision letter. Regardless of the number of credits transferred, a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits at CCSU to earn a bachelor's degree.
Contact the Office of Admissions for more information .
Our simple web utility shows you which of your credits will likely be accepted at Central. While generally accurate, the results are not official. All equivalencies will be validated upon your acceptance to CCSU. Please consult the online Undergraduate Catalog for transfer policies and additional information.
For Connecticut Community College courses, please include an asterisk * following the subject code for courses taken after 2004. (e.g. ENG*, MAT*, etc.)