Freshmen

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Applicants are invited to use our Online Application or the Common Application.

Students who are applying to Southern and have not completed previous college or university coursework should review the following procedures.

Admissions Requirements

Prior to actual admission, applicants should have graduated from, and completed 16 units in, an accredited secondary school. Secondary school study should consist of college preparatory work in the following areas:

In addition, at least two years of a modern foreign language are recommended. Students who present a State Equivalency Diploma will also be considered.

Freshman Profile

At Southern, we have a diverse student body and take a holistic approach when reviewing applications. Admitted students vary in level, however, the average test scores, high school rank and GPA of those accepted are as follow:

Application Requirements

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. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, race, color, creed, sexual preference, national origin, or disability.

In order to submit an application for admission to Southern, complete the following online:

These remaining items must be submitted to Office of Admissions, 131 Farnham Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515:

Application Process

Advanced Standing

If you are interested in receiving credit for high school AP exams, please review Advanced Placement. Official score reports must be sent to Undergraduate Admissions.

To learn about Southern’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP) policy, please visit CLEP.

If you are earning college credits while in high school through an Early College Experience program, please remember to submit official college transcripts.

Home Schooling Policy

Southern welcomes undergraduate applications for admission from homeschooled students. Below are some suggestions for homeschoolers wishing to apply to Southern's undergraduate programs:

Letters of recommendation are particularly important for homeschooled applicants and we encourage you to select recommenders carefully. They should be qualified to evaluate you not only as a student, but as an individual and member of the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Freshmen - Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions not covered in the FAQ, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office.