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International Applications

Colby-Sawyer is committed to providing the financial support you need, the academic challenges you seek and the career preparation you want.

Come create your success story on a safe, clean and friendly campus where diversity is celebrated — a place you can call home while you explore a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

Admission Deadlines

  • Early action for fall term: December 15
  • Rolling admission for fall term: July 26
  • Rolling admission for spring term: December 10

Application Checklist

  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application or the Common Application
  • All official secondary school transcripts, exam results or mark sheets
  • Writing sample - one essay or personal statement
  • English language proficiency exam results on official test transcript (issued within 2 years)
  • All documents not in English must be accompanied by original word-for-word translation
  • Recommendation (optional)

Cost & Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid can apply using our own International Student Financial Aid Application. This application is provided to students if they are accepted to Colby-Sawyer. When completing this application all students must disclose all available sources of funding available to them. Our international admissions counselor will then provide accepted students with their financial aid package reflecting the maximum amount of aid they qualify for. While Colby-Sawyer is fortunate in being able to provide some financial aid to prospective students, we are not able to provide full scholarships. International students need to show they have a minimum of $20,000 USD available in funding before being reviewed for financial aid.

Form I-20 Requirements

  • All completed admission application materials
  • Completed Certificate of Finance
  • Proof of Funding
  • Signed Confirmation of Financial Guarantee (provided by the admissions office)
  • Signed Form I-20 Verification Form
  • Enrollment Deposit
  • Offer of acceptance from Colby-Sawyer
  • Copy of biographical section of current Completed Certificate of Finance provided at the time of your acceptance. Submit proof of funding for cost of attendance along with your Certificate of Finance.
    • Students seeking an F-1 Visa are required to submit documents confirming all available funds they can contribute towards their cost of attendance to our electronic Dropbox (see supporting documents section below). Colby-Sawyer will accept a notarized bank statement or a signed bank letter verifying available funds as proof of funding available to pay educational expenses.

Additional Requirements for Transfer Applicants

  • All official college/university transcripts, exam results or mark sheets
  • Official institutional course descriptions/summaries and curriculum plan

Supporting Documents

It is preferable to include your essay and transcript with the Common Application submitted online. Supporting documents not submitted through Common Application must be submitted by electronic Dropbox (link to be provided after application is received) or mailed to International Admissions, Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main Street, New London, NH 03257, USA.

English Language Proficiency Score Requirements

English language proficiency is required for all programs of study at Colby-Sawyer, regardless of citizenship or residency. Colby-Sawyer reserves the right to determine proficiency standards regardless of test scores in an effort to ensure students are appropriately prepared for academic study. For specific requirements contact International Admissions at or 800.272.1015.

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