Graduate Admissions Procedures


The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School: grad admissions image  

Application Process

The entire process begins with an application form. You may apply via our online application, or we will send you the application form and any other information you request. You can also call the Graduate Office  at (203) 392 - 5240 or visit us in Engleman Hall B110. We will be happy to answer any questions.  

How to Apply

Although the Graduate School has a rolling admission process for the spring and fall terms, a number of departments have  established application deadlines. Please refer to the graduate catalog or call the academic department to which you  are applying for information on deadlines.

After all materials have been received and evaluated according to the procedure established by the graduate program, you  must meet with the Graduate Program Coordinator to develop your planned program of study. (This process varies in some departments.) Check with your Graduate Program Coordinator to determine how planned programs are developed.

The Graduate Office keeps application and transcripts on file for one year. If no planned program is received within a  year, a letter is sent to the Graduate Program Coordinator, with a copy to the applicant, asking why no planned program  has been received. It there is no response to this letter, the file is withdrawn.

Your planned program will be forwarded to the Graduate Office, where all your records will be reviewed to be sure that  all requirements have been met. If all is in order, you will receive a letter of acceptance to the Graduate School and a  copy of your signed planned program.

NOTE:  No student is officially accepted into the Graduate School until he or she receives a letter of acceptance and a signed planned  program of study from the Dean or Assistant Dean of the Graduate School.

Admission to Southern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, ages, sex, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

SCSU participates in a regional cooperative program administered by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). Students who qualify for this program pay theConnecticutin-state tuition plus a 50 percent tuition surcharge and enjoyConnecticutresident admission privileges. Detailed information about the program can be obtained through the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place ,Boston,MA02111. SCSU students must submit a new application to the Records Office each semester in order to maintain eligibility for this program.