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Apply now using the links above  OR  log into the Admissions Portal below to check the status of your application and view your admission decision:

If you applied to Southern within the past year, you may not need to complete a new application and fee. Visit Reactivate Application for details.

The requirements for admission to Southern Connecticut State University are intended to ensure that students offered admission are adequately prepared for the academic program and will benefit significantly from their total college experience.

Southern's individualized program of admission assures that the student's experience through and since high school is taken into consideration. Appropriate innovative programs and courses taken through non-traditional curricula are also given full consideration. Therefore, students who believe they meet the spirit of the University admission program are encouraged to apply.

Students are admitted to the University without regard to age, sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion or disability, and it is expected that the student body will reflect a wide range of cultural values and backgrounds.

Application Fee Waivers

First time freshmen: Application Fee Waiver-Freshmen applicants - A waiver of the admissions application fee is authorized for any financially needy student, who (A) has taken the SAT I test using the SAT Fee Waiver; or (B) is a participant in CONNTAC-EOC or an equally recognized educational entity; or (C) is a participant CSU-sanctioned special access program such as CONNCAP or Upward Bound; or (D) in the opinion of the university president or designee has special circumstances. Per Connecticut Board of Regents 12/18/14. For more information please contact the Admissions Office.

Transfer students: Application Fee Waiver-Transfer and non-traditional applicants- A waiver of the admission application fee is authorized for any financially needy student who completes and submits to the admission office the Transfer Application Fee Waiver form.

Learn More

  • CSCU Transfer Ticket  - If an Associate’s degree has been conferred at one of the CT community colleges, all college-level courses with passing grades are transferable.  See the CT State Colleges and Universities website for more information about Dual Admission and the Transfer Ticket.
  • Fresh Start - For formerly matriculated students who would like to be readmitted and disregard previous record.
  • Part-Time Study - Work towards a degree while studying part time.
  • Tuition BreakNew England Regional Tuition - New England Regional Tuition Break Program permits qualified residents of the New England states to study with special admission and tuition privileges in certain programs at Southern.