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First-Year Students

You are beginning a new chapter in your life. It’s an exciting time that also comes with checklists, deadlines and choices.

Colby-Sawyer’s admissions counselors are ready to make the process a little less overwhelming ... and a lot more fun. It’s just part of the culture at Colby-Sawyer: faculty, staff, students and alumni have your back from day one.

Application Checklist

  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application or the Common Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Recommendation (optional)
  • Writing sample: see application for essay topics
  • SAT or ACT (optional)

Academic Requirements Checklist

  • College prep English: four years
  • College prep math: three years
  • College prep laboratory-based science: three years
  • College prep social studies or history: three years
  • Extracurricular Checklist

The Admissions Office encourages you to include your participation in student government, athletics, clubs and organizations, volunteer service and employment, as well as any other activities that shaped your high school experience.

Cost & Financial Aid

Academic awards and scholarships range up to $8,000. Last year, 100% of incoming students received aid from Colby-Sawyer. Use our student-aid calculator to receive a personalized estimate of your scholarships and cost to attend.

Learn more about financial aid at Colby-Sawyer.

Internships & Experiential Learning

The Colby-Sawyer academic experience blends experiential learning with professional experience to prepare you for a career and graduate studies. With the support and assistance of faculty, staff, alumni and worksite professionals, you'll enhance your learning with a required internship or clinical experience related to your career interests. Many internships lead directly to job offers.

Innovative Programs

Accelerate your education, saving you time and money:

Admissions Deadlines