applying to colby-sawyer

In order to review an application, the International Admissions Office requires the following items of all international applicants. Colby-Sawyer operates on a need-aware admissions decision basis for international applicants. Applications will be considered as "incomplete" until all documents have arrived.

  • Common Application online (the fee is waived if you apply online)

    Note: It is preferable to include your supportive documents (essay, recommendation and transcript) with your Common Application submitted online.

  • Full Record of Secondary School Transcript.

  • One Teacher or Guidance Counselor letter of Recommendation.

  • One Essay or Personal Statement

  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS Scores are required if English is not your first language. Minimum TOEFL of 500/173 for the paper based test, or a minimum internet based test score of 61 is required for admission. Minimum of 500 on each section of the SAT and a composite of 21 on the ACT, with strong verbal scores (English and Critical Reading).

  • Certificate of Finances and Bank Statement

  • Important Dates and Deadlines 2014-2015
    Early Action applications: December 1, 2013
    Note- Early Action is a Non-binding application process that helps you receive a $2,000 Early Action Award
    Applications for Nursing Program: November 15, 2013
    Regular Decision applications: April 1, 2014
    Enrollment Deposit deadline: May 1, 2014


International Transfer Applicants


Submit all of the above materials, in addition to:

• Full Record of College and/or University Transcripts

• A Dean's Letter of Recommendation

• If transferring from a College or University outside the United States, a WES course-by-course evaluation, certification, and translation of the transcript is required. For Spring (January 2014) entry, WES materials must be received by December 1.