ways to apply

First Year Students

  • Common Application
    Note: If you choose to submit a paper copy of the Common Application, you will be required to pay the $45 application fee.
  • High School transcript: Official copy required
  • Recommendation: At least one academic recommendation
  • Writing Sample: See application for essay topics
  • Application fee: $45 (waived for online applicants)
    Note: SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission

Required Academic Materials: (Minimum requirement)

  • four years of College Prep English
  • three years of College Prep Math
  • three years of a College Prep Laboratory-based science
  • three years of College Prep Social Studies or History courses
    Note: We recommend two years of a foreign language, but this is not a requirement for students whose high schools do not offer or accommodate foreign languages.

The admissions office strongly encourages students to share their high school experiences and activities through the Common Application, looking for students who bring a dynamic and engaged presence to activities on campus.

Note: Deadline for Nursing application for Fall of 2015 has already passed.

International Students

Transfer Students

Dates and Deadlines 2014-2015

Non-Degree And Community Education Admissions Application

Important Application Deadlines 2015-2016

  • Summer Session - May 15, 2015
  • Fall Session - August 28, 2015
  • Spring Session - January 8, 2016

Helpful Links


Questions? Call (800) 272-1015 or email admissions@colby-sawyer.edu