applying to colby-sawyer

In order to review an application, the International Admissions Office requires the following items of all international applicants. All documents not originally issued in English require an official word-for-word English translation in addition to the official original language document. 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, Exam Results or Mark Sheets.

    Note: Please submit academic documents from all secondary schools or exams sat.

  • 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 scores required for admission: IELTS score of 5.5 TOEFL -internet based test score of 71 (or minimum 500/173 for the paper based test), 500 on each section of the SAT and a composite of 21 on the ACT- with strong verbal scores (English and Critical Reading).

    Note: Other English language examination results and experience studying in the English language will also be considered.

  • Certificate of Finances and Bank Statement

  • Important Dates and Deadlines 2014-2015
    Early Action applications: December 1, 2014
    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, 2014
    Regular Decision applications: April 1, 2015
    Enrollment Deposit deadline: May 1, 2015


International Transfer Applicants


Submit all of the above materials, in addition to:

• Full Record of College and/or University Transcripts, Exam Results or Mark Sheets

Note: Please submit academic documents from all colleges/universities attended.

• A Dean's Letter of Recommendation

• If transferring from a College or University outside the United States, an evaluation will be completed by the International Admissions Office. For possible transfer credit, please submit official course descriptions and curriculum plan.