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The requirements for admission to Southern Connecticut State University are intended to ensure that students offered admission are adequately prepared for the academic program and will benefit significantly from their total college experience. Southern’s individualized program of admission assures that the student’s experience through and since high school is taken into consideration. Appropriate innovative programs and courses taken through non-traditional curricula are also given full consideration. Therefore, students who believe they meet the spirit of the University admissions program are encouraged to apply. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, race, color, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, and it is expected that the student body will reflect a wide range of cultural values and backgrounds.

ADMISSION OF FIRST-YEAR FRESHMEN

Recommended High School Preparation for Admission

  • English (four units): courses should emphasize writing skills, literature, and reading comprehension.
  • Mathematics (three units): recommended courses should include algebra, geometry, and algebra II.
  • Science (two units): courses should include one unit of laboratory science.
  • Social Sciences (two units): courses should include one unit of United States history.
  • World Language: two years in the same language is recommended.

Based on institutional capacity, the number of applicants accepted for admission may be limited, with preference given to those candidates who, in the judgment of University officials, present through their academic and personal qualifications the greatest potential for successful collegiate performance.

Application Procedures

    • An online application is accessible on the Admissions website.
    • Current deadlines for applications are listed on the Admissions website.
    • Candidates should complete an online application for admission. Full credentials must be presented, accompanied by a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, before consideration is given. Applicants with documented financial hardship may request an application fee waiver per the instructions in the Freshman Application Requirements section of the Southern Admissions website.
    • An official copy of the High School Transcript or high school equivalency diploma required.
    • Official scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) and letters of recommendations are optional for first year applicants.
    • The University mails all formal acceptance notifications for Fall admission beginning in October of each year. Candidates must confirm their acceptances by May 1 with a non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit. This payment reserves a position in the entering class and is credited toward the applicant’s tuition.
    • Confirmed candidates for acceptance will be billed for other outstanding tuition and fees in June; failure to submit full payment to, or make financial arrangements with, the University by July 15 will lead to cancellation of course registration.
    • Applications for a room in a residence hall should be submitted to the Office of Residence Life.
    • Applications for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. All information, forms, and application deadlines are available online at the SCSU Office of Financial Aid website.
    • It should be understood that final acceptance of seniors not yet graduated from secondary school is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of their scholastic program.

Immunization Requirements

All full-time and part-time undergraduate students are required to have properly completed health forms on file at Student Health Services prior to registration. Students can enter their immunization information on the Connecticut State University Student Health Services Form available on the Student Health Services website and then submit the paper copy of the form for verification by the Student Health Services staff. Please note that students will not be considered fully compliant with the requirements until the information is verified.

Additional Immunization Requirements for On-Campus Residents

Connecticut State Statutes also require that all students living in campus housing are required to be vaccinated against meningitis within the past five years prior to enrollment.  The University reserves the right to deny registration and campus housing to any student not in compliance.

Academic Placement

English Composition: First-year stduents are placed into the appropriate English composition course via an online placement exam.  All admitted students must take the 30-minute exam prior to student orientation.  Students who have taken the SAT or ACT are encouraged to submit their scores to assist in determining placement.

Mathematics: First-year students are academically placed into a level of Mathematics based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores OR high school transcript information OR the completion of a mathematics placement assessment.

World Language: First-year students who have taken two or more years of a World Language in high school are required to take the online World Language Placement exam unless they plan to begin a new language.

Details about English Composition, Mathematics, and World Language placement can be found on the Placement website.

ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS

Admissions Requirements

Students wishing to transfer from other accredited institutions of higher learning must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average in their college courses.  Other factors may be considered, such as length of time since the student was last enrolled in college, and accomplishments outside of the classroom that demonstrate ability to succeed in college.  A minimum 2.0 Southern GPA (for those who have an enrollment record at Southern) or earned their Associate’s Degree from one of the CT State Community Colleges.

 Official transcripts of college work completed must be submitted directly by all prior colleges or universities attended.  Transcripts from institutions without Regional Accreditation, but are licensed to operate in Connecticut will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Provost or his/her designee.

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a professional program. Acceptance does not guarantee that the credits transferred will apply to a specific degree requirement.  Additional information about the transferability of credit may be found in the Transfer and Alternative Credit section of this catalog.

Application Procedures

  • Candidates should complete an online application for admission. Current deadlines for applications are listed on the University Web site. Full credentials must be presented, accompanied by a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, before consideration is given.
  • Applicants with documented financial hardship may request an application fee waiver per the instructions in the Transfer Application Requirements section of the Southern Admissions website.
  • Students enrolled at another institution applying for transfer admission must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in addition to the final, official high school transcript showing date of graduation.
  • The University mails all formal acceptance notifications for Transfer admission on a rolling basis. Candidates must confirm their acceptances with a non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit.  This payment reserves a position in the entering class and is credited toward the applicant's tuition. 
  • Confirmed candidates for acceptance will be billed for other outstanding tuition and fees in June; failure to submit full payment to, or make financial arrangements with, the University by July 15 will lead to cancellation of course registration.
  • Applications for a room in a residence hall should be submitted to the Office of Residence Life.
  • Applications for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. All information, forms, and application deadlines are available online at the SCSU Office of Financial Aid website.
  • It should be understood that final acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of current semester coursework. 

Immunization Requirements

All full-time and part-time undergraduate students are required to have properly completed health forms on file at Student Health Services prior to registration. Students can enter their immunization information on the Connecticut State University Student Health Services Form available on the Student Health Services website and then submit the paper copy of the form for verification by the Student Health Services staff. Please note that students will not be considered fully compliant with the requirements until the information is verified. 

Additional Immunization Requirements for On-Campus Residents

Connecticut State Statutes also require that all students living in campus housing are required to be vaccinated against meningitis within the past five years prior to enrollment.  The University reserves the right to deny registration and campus housing to any student not in compliance.

Academic Placement

SAT and ACT scores may not be used for placement by transfer students.

English: Transfer students who have not transferred in English courses equivalent to Southern' s ENG 110 or 112 will be placed into English composition based on an assessment of their transfer credits.

Mathematics: Transfer students who have not transferred in math courses equivalent to Southern' s MAT 100, 100P, or greater must take the math placement within their first 24 credits at Southern.

World Language:  Transfer Students with 60 or more transfer credits at time of transfer are waived from the Multilingual Communication requirement.

Transfer students with 30-59 transfer credit at time of transfer may waive the Multilingual Communication requirement with completion of Level 3 high school or Level 2 college world language. 

All native speakers and heritage learners of languages other than English who are either current students or transfer students with less than 59 transfer credits and have not taken a world language in high school or college are encouraged to waive the requirement by taking a waiver examination (STAMP Test, ACTFL exam or CLEP test) or by presenting a transcript from a foreign high school to the Chair of the World Languages and Literatures Department. 

For more information, please visit the Academic Placement for Transfer Students webpage.

ADMISSION TO CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The University offers post-baccalaureate certificates that are undergraduate programs of study requiring a bachelor's degree for admittance.  These programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree that focus on an academic specialty, to update or expand skill sets, though they do not lead to a degree. 

Admissions Requirements

For applicants to a post-baccalaureate certificate program, minimum standards include a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a grade point average of at least 3.0, and the recommendation of the program coordinator. Applicants must provide an official transcript from the institution from which they earned their highest degree. Since the certificate program is not a degree program, students enrolled in a certificate program may matriculate into a degree program only after successful application to and acceptance into the chosen degree program.

Application Procedures

Those who seek admission to a post-baccalaureate certificate program apply      online through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at https://www.southernct.edu/admissions

Applicants should read the introductory portions of this catalog and the pages describing the program for which they are interested. Questions about admissions procedures should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Questions about specific program content should be directed to the Program Coordinator or Department Chairperson. Students who are planning to apply for financial aid should pay particular attention to deadlines for submission of financial aid forms and deadlines for matriculation, available SCSU Office of Financial Aid website.

Applicants are urged to submit the completed application and credentials well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission. There is no guarantee that any application received after August 1 for the fall term and January 1 for the spring term will be processed in time for the term for which the applicant seeks admission, even though the file may be complete. Although the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a rolling admissions process for the fall and spring terms, a number of departments have established application deadlines. (Refer to section on Programs, Courses, and Faculty). There are also deadlines by which applications must be submitted for each spring and fall term. Please see the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for those dates.

All applicants for admission must:

  • Complete and submit online an official application.
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee when submitting the official application form. Applicants are required to pay the $50 application fee by credit card.
  • Request official transcripts from each college or university attended be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Southern CT State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355 (Note: Applicants to Certificate Programs need only request all transcripts from the college or university for applicants' highest degree earned.) Transcripts received from the student will not be considered official. Transcripts must be re-submitted when an applicant applies for subsequent graduate programs. Transcripts received in application to previously earned degrees at Southern are not kept on file indefinitely.
  • Transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated (course by course) by a NACES organization including any one of the following credential evaluating agencies, at the applicant's expense:
    • World Education Services, Inc., wes.org, Phone: 212.966.6311, Fax: 212.739.6100;
    • SpanTran: The Evaluation Company, spantran.com, 646.475.2570;
    • Josef Silney & Associates Evaluators, Inc., jsilny.com, Phone: 305.273.1616, Fax: 305.273.1338;
    • Global Credential Evaluators, Inc., gcevaluators.com, Phone: 800.707.0979, Fax: 979.690.6342;
    • Educational Credential Evaluations, Inc., ecmc.org, Phone: 1-855-810-4922, Fax: 866.296.8795.
  • Request an appointment with the Program Coordinator of the program to which you have applied after you have been notified that your application file is complete.
  • Letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly through the application portal.
  • Resident aliens must provide a copy of their alien registration cards to the

Undergraduate Admissions at (Southern CT State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355) or uploaded through the application portal.

  • After fulfilling all admissions, program, and other requirements for admission, meet with the Program Coordinator.

Admission requirements for any particular program may exceed the minimum admission standards of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Requirements for admission to each program are listed in the program section of this catalog. Applicants may apply to only one specific program at a time.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials and documentation for the application file are complete. Applicants may view the status of their applications by accessing the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: https://www.southernct.edu/ admissions/. Application files that are incomplete at the end of the first day of classes will be withdrawn. Applicants that have pending applications (with no official decision), and who wish for their application to be moved to a future term, must notify the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in writing no later than the first day of classes for the term to which the applicant originally applied. Applications may only be moved within a year of the original date of the application. 

Please note, Marriage and Family Therapy applications cannot be moved forward.

Students who are admitted to Southern Connecticut State University and who do not register for courses for the term for which they are admitted, are automatically withdrawn and will need to reapply.

Students who seek financial aid must be considered matriculated by the end of the first week of classes in the semester for which they are applying to qualify for financial aid.

Accepting Admission

All admitted students must accept their admission to the university. Full-time students must accept their admission and pay a $200 non-refundable enrollment confirmation deposit.

Immunization Requirements

All full-time and part-time graduate students are required to have properly completed health forms on file at Student Health Services prior to registration. Students can enter their immunization information on the Connecticut State University Student Health Services Form available on the Student Health Services website and then submit the paper copy of the form for verification by the Student Health Services staff. Please note that students will not be considered fully compliant with the requirements until the information is verified.

Additional Immunization Requirement for On-Campus Resident Students

Connecticut State Statutes also require that all students living in campus housing are required to be vaccinated against meningitis within the past five years prior to enrollment.  The university reserves the right to deny registration and campus housing to any student not in compliance.

ADMISSION TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

The College of Education represents the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at Southern Connecticut State University. The College, alone and in partnership with other Colleges on campus offer programs that lead to teacher certifications in the state of Connecticut.  The College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The admission standards below apply to all programs that prepare students for teacher certification, including both those leading to bachelor of science degree and post-baccalaureate certification programs. 
Post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs are undergraduate programs that require a bachelor's degree for admittance.  These programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree that prepare students for teacher certification in the State of Connecticut, though they do not lead to a degree.
For a list of current programs leading to certification, please see Teacher Certification.

Admissions Requirements
Applicants for admission to any teacher preparation  program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally approved accredited institution (applies only to post-baccalaureate certification programs).
  2. Complete a subject-area major and meet the required content knowledge set by the CSDE regulations for the area of endorsement (all programs except comprehensive special education). The Praxis® II or ACTFL passing scores can be used to replace some of the required subject-area content for the following post baccalaureate programs (Sciences, World Languages, Math).
  3. Have a minimum of 39 semester hours of credit in general academic courses in five of the following six areas, including a survey course in United States history that is at least three semester hours of credit; 1) Natural Sciences, 2) Social Studies, 3) Fine Arts, 4) English, 5) Mathematics, and 6) Foreign Language (all programs except comprehensive special education).
  4. Submit the basic skills test scores in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing (Praxis® Core) to satisfy the State of Connecticut competency examination requirement or meet the requirements for a waiver.  Scores must be within last five years.
    a. Candidates who do not achieve a satisfactory score will be required to participate in remediation plans. 
    b. Students qualify for a Praxis® Core waiver if (1) they have an SAT score no less than 530 on the mathematics portion, and no less than 540 on the evidenced based reading and writing, or (2) an ACT score of 21 or higher on the Reading subtest and no less that  21 on the mathematics subtest.
  5. Have a minimum of 2.7 cumulative GPA for all undergraduate courses.
  6. Submit the COE admission essay demonstrating a proficiency in English as part of the application.
  7. Pass the department admission committee interview.

Any of the requirements, 5-7 above, may be waived by the Dean of the College of Education, if justified by unusual extenuating circumstances, and recommended by the respective academic department.

Courses required for certification vary depending upon the certification area. Applicants to certification programs must satisfy any deficiencies found upon review of official transcripts as designated by the program adviser or College of Education admission personnel.

Applicants to certification programs may register for no more than two courses in professional education before they have received official notification of admission to the certification program by the College of Education. Only two professional education courses taken before admission to the College of Education may be applied toward a program of study.

Application Procedures
Undergraduate Programs
Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor's Degree programs apply through Undergraduate Admissions (https:// https://www.southernct.edu/admissions) and declare their intended program. 
In their sophomore year, students apply to the College of education, to be formally admitted to their teacher preparation program. The application is done through  TK-20 system. For more information, visit https://www.southernct.edu/education. 

Post Baccalaureate Educator Certification Programs
Candidates  seeking admission to  post-baccalaureate educator certification programs also apply through Undergraduate Admissions (https:// https://www.southernct.edu/admissions), and will be dually admitted by the College of Education at the time of application. 

The procedures that follow apply only to post-baccalaureate applicants.

Applicants should read the introductory portions of this catalog and the pages describing the program for which they are interested. Questions about admissions procedures should be directed to the College of Education or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Questions about specific program content should be directed to the Program Coordinator or Department Chairperson. Students who are planning to apply for financial aid should pay particular attention to deadlines for submission of financial aid forms and deadlines for matriculation.

Applicants are urged to submit the completed application and credentials well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission. There is no guarantee that any application received after August 1 for the fall term and January 1 for the spring term will be processed in time for the term for which the applicant seeks admission, even though the file may be complete. Although the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a rolling admissions process for the fall and spring terms, a number of departments have established application deadlines. (Refer to section on Programs, Courses, and Faculty). There are also deadlines by which applications must be submitted for each spring and fall term. All applicants for admission must:

  • Complete and submit online an official application.
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee when submitting the official application form. Applicants are required to pay the $50 application fee by credit card.
  • Request (in writing) that official transcripts from each college or university attended be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355.  Transcripts must be re-submitted when an applicant applies for subsequent graduate programs. Transcripts received in application to previously earned degrees at Southern are not kept on file indefinitely.
  • Transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated (course by course) by one of the following credential evaluating agencies, at the applicant's expense: 
    World Education Services, Inc., www.wes.org, Phone: 212.966.6311, Fax: 212.739.6100;
    Josef Silney & Associates Evaluators, Inc., www.jsilny.com, Phone: 305.273.1616, Fax: 305.273.1338;
    Global Credential Evaluators, Inc., www.gcevaluators.com, Phone: 800.707.0979, Fax: 979.690.6342;
    Educational Credential Evaluations, Inc., www.ecmc.org, Phone: 1-855-810-4922, Fax: 866.296.8795
  • Request an appointment with the Program Coordinator of the program to which you have applied after you have been notified that your application file is complete.
  • Resident aliens must provide a copy of their alien registration cards to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355) or uploaded through the application portal.
  • After fulfilling all admissions, program, and other requirements for admission, meet with the Program Coordinator.

No student is officially accepted into a post-baccalaureate certificate program until he or she receives a letter of acceptance from the College of Education.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials and documentation for the application file are complete. Applicants may view the status of their applications by accessing the admission portal. Application files that are incomplete at the end of the first day of classes will be withdrawn. Applicants that have pending applications (with no official decision), and who wish for their application to be moved to a future term, must notify the Office of undergraduate Admissions in writing no later than the first day of classes for the term to which the applicant originally applied. Applications may only be moved within a year of the original date of the application.

Students who are admitted to the College of Education and who do not register for courses for the term for which they are admitted, are automatically withdrawn and will need to reapply.
Students who seek financial aid must be considered matriculated by the end of the first week of classes in the semester for which they are applying to qualify for financial aid.

Accepting Admission
All admitted students must accept their admission to the university. Full-time students must accept their admission and pay a $200 deposit.

Immunization Requirements 
All full-time and part-time graduate students are required to have properly completed health forms on file at Student Health Services prior to registration. Students can enter their immunization information on the Connecticut State University Student Health Services Form available on the Student Health Services website and then submit the paper copy of the form for verification by the Student Health Services staff. Please note that students will not be considered fully compliant with the requirements until the information is verified.

Additional Immunization Requirement for On-Campus Resident Students
Connecticut State Statutes also require that all students living in campus housing are required to be vaccinated against meningitis within the past five years prior to enrollment.

The university reserves the right to deny registration and campus housing to any student not in compliance.

CT STATE UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE

With the approval of the appropriate University dean, a full-time matriculated student may enroll at another Connecticut State University System campus for a course or courses not available at SCSU. The student continues to be registered at SCSU and continues to pay tuition and fees to SCSU. Grades earned under the State University Exchange become part of the student’s regular transcript at SCSU. Contact the Registrar’s Office for information.

DUAL ADMISSION WITH CT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Southern Connecticut State University offers guaranteed admission to students who are planning to enroll upon completion of their associate degree, with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, from a Connecticut Community College.  Specific academic and professional programs may have additional admission requirements.  Community college students must identify their interest in Southern early and apply for dual admission before earning 15 or fewer transferable college credits.  For more information or to apply please visit CSCU Dual Admission.

EARLY COLLEGE

Early College at Southern provides academically qualified high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit by taking courses at their high school or at Southern on a seat available basis.  To be eligible, students must be in their junior or senior year of high school, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or B average, and/or be recommended by their high school counselor.  Students accepted to the Early College program may earn dual credit for approved courses; grades are issued on both their high school transcript and college transcript at Southern. 

Students enrolled in the Early College program are considered part-time non-matriculated students (i.e. not enrolled in a degree-seeking program).  However, students have access to many of the same services on campus as matriculated students but are not eligible for on-campus housing or financial aid.  Early College students may enroll in up to two courses each fall/spring or one course during a winter/summer intersession.

Prior to attempting 30 credits, a non-matriculated student must apply and be accepted to a degree or certificate program (i.e. matriculate) to continue their studies at Southern on either a part-time or full-time basis. Early College students may apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

Contact the Early College Office for further information about our Early College program.

FRESH START

Fresh Start may be offered to former students who have applied to return to Southern and are eligible for academic forgiveness. This program allows eligible students the opportunity to reset their grade point average (GPA) while retaining earned credit towards their degree for any previously passed course with a grade of C or higher. The option is available only once, and only to former students who meet all the following conditions:

  1. Complete admissions application submitted
  2. Cumulative GPA below 2.0 at the time of application
  3. Less than 60 credits earned at SCSU at time of application
  4. Demonstrated satisfactory academic performance evidence of changed work habits since withdrawing from SCSU by either:  
    1. Completing 12 college credits with at least a 2.75 term GPA, or
    2. Earning a degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Fresh Start can improve a student's GPA, while reducing their earned credit hours towards degree, so students must be aware of all consequences before accepting Fresh Start admission. Students are also required to complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal, if interested in financial aid, as Fresh Start will not change a student's overall attempted credits. Students are encouraged to speak with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships if they have questions about how Fresh Start may affect their aid eligibility. For more information on SAP, please visit the Financial Aid website.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students must meet the appropriate academic requirements and, in addition:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language through satisfactory performance on:
    - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), score of 525 required, or - Internet-based TOEFL minimum score of 72, or - International English Language Testing System (IELTS), score of 6 required, or - Duolingo English Test minimum score of 100, or -Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), ACT or both, as required by Admissions Office, or - Completion of ELS 112 Level or higher in the English for Academic Purposes Curriculum
  • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation company accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a list of these evaluation companies, go to the NACES website.
  • One letter of recommendation is required for new first-time freshmen applicants.
  • There is a co-admission process between the Office of Admissions and the Office of International Education (OIE). Applicants must submit application, all official academic records, foreign transcript evaluations, examination scores, and certificates to Admissions. The International Student Profile Form and supporting financial documentation must be sent to the OIE. All materials for initial students must be received by May 1 for Fall semester entry, and by October 1 for Spring semester. All material for transfer students within the U.S. must be received by June 1 for Fall semester entry, by November 1 for Spring semester.

All prospective international students should contact the Office of International Education at (203) 392-6756.

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

Southern Connecticut State University is a participant in the New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break Program. This offers residents of other New England states the opportunity to enroll at SCSU for academic programs not available at public institutions in their home state, at the Connecticut resident tuition rate plus 50 percent. Other fees are also required. Participants in this program must be full-time matriculated students. Similarly, Connecticut residents can avail themselves of programs offered by public schools in the other New England states that are not available in Connecticut public institutions.

For more information about the New England Regional Student Program, contact the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111; phone (617) 357-9620; Web site www.nebhe.org or contact the Admission Office of Southern Connecticut State University at (203) 392-5644.

MAINE

  • Accounting (Certificate)
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration: Business Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Public Utilities Management
  • Environmental Systems and Sustainability (Coastal Marine Systems concentration only)
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Italian
  • Physical Education
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals (Certificate)

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Accounting (Certificate)
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration: Business Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Public Utilities Management
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Information and Management Services
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals (Certificate)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Accounting (Certificate)
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration: Business Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Public Utilities Management
  • Environmental Systems and Sustainability (Coastal Marine Systems concentration only)
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Information and Management Services
  • Physical Education
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals (Certificate)

RHODE ISLAND

  • Accounting (Certificate)
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration: Business Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Public Utilities Management
  • Earth Science
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Healthcare Studies
  • Information and Management Services
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals (Certificate)
  • Sport Management

VERMONT

  • Accounting (Certificate)
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration: Business Information Systems
  • Business Administration: Public Utilities Management
  • Environmental Systems and Sustainability (Coastal Marine Systems concentration only)
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Information and Management Services
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Spanish and Latino Cultures for Health Professionals (Certificate)
  • Special Education

Detailed information about this exceptional program can be obtained through the Admissions Office of Southern Connecticut State University or from the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111-1305. 

PART-TIME STUDY

A student who has made formal application for admission and has been accepted as a degree or certificate candidate is defined as a matriculated student and is eligible to take classes on a full-time or part-time basis, with earlier registration privileges than non-matriculated students.

Students who wish to study for self-fulfillment as a non-matriculated student may do so without applying to the University; however, a non-matriculated student and may only register for courses on a part-time basis (up to 11 credits), and is not eligible for financial aid or on-campus housing, but remains subject to the academic policies of the university.

Prior to attempting 30 credits, a non-matriculated student must apply and be accepted to a degree or certificate program (i.e. matriculate) in order to qualify for continuation either on a part-time or full-time basis. Students applying to the university for the first-time may apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  Returning students may apply for Readmission through the Registrar's Office, if eligible (see Readmission section below).

READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

Students who previously attended Southern, and subsequently withdrew due to personal or other circumstances, may apply to return to the University to continue their studies.  Students who earned 12 or more credits at another institution, after leaving Southern, must complete a transfer application to reapply with Undergraduate Admissions.

All other returning students are eligible to complete the Readmission Application with the Registrar's Office to re-enroll.  Upon approval, students will be reinstated at their last academic standing, and to their last program of study in the current catalog year.  Readmission applications must be completed no later than 1 week prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing and student registration before the end of add/drop. 

Readmission After Academic Dismissal:

Any undergraduate student who has been academically dismissed may continue to study as a part-time non-degree seeking student.  Once the student has attained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, they may complete the Readmission Application with the Registrar's Office.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior citizens age 62 and over who are Connecticut residents are eligible for tuition-free study at the University. Students admitted under this plan are subject to other University fees. 

TRANSFER TICKET PROGRAMS

Southern Connecticut State University offers guaranteed admission to students who are planning to enroll upon completion of their Transfer Ticket associate degree, with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, from a Connecticut Community College.  Specific academic and professional programs may have additional admission requirements.

Students will be accepted to SCSU with a minimum of 60 credits transferred to meet specific general education and degree requirements, will be admitted with junior-level standing, and will not have to complete more than 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree in the same Transfer Ticket discipline.

Review the Transfer Ticket Programs and admission requirements.  Students should apply to SCSU no later than the first day of your last semester at the community college to receive priority registration at SCSU.