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Colby-Sawyer is a community of energetic and creative students and faculty who are always learning. We want you to discover—to dig in with your hands, to open your heart, to expand your mind. Our professors love teaching in their classrooms, but they also know that education is something more—it’s about getting the experiences outside the classroom that teach you what textbooks and lectures cannot. If this sounds like your kind of learning, then you have come to the right place.

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Undergraduate Dates & Deadlines

  • Early Action Applications: Dec. 1, 2016
  • Nursing Priority Application: Dec. 1, 2016
    (Nursing applications will be accepted through
    March 1, 2017, on a space-available basis.)
  • Regular Decision Applications: April 1, 2017
  • Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2017

Graduate Dates & Deadlines

  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Applications:
    Fall Term: August 15, 2016
    Spring Term: January 2, 2017
    Summer Term: May 8, 2017

Applying to Colby-Sawyer

Are you ready to think outside the class? Apply now to join a community that believes learning happens everywhere.

Application Requirements
Common Application www.commonapp.org
Application Fee $45 application fee waived for online applications
High School Transcript Must be official
Recommendation Optional
Writing Sample See application for essay topics
SAT or ACT Optional
Academic Requirements
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
Foreign Language Not required for admission

The admissions office strongly encourages students to share their high school experiences and activities through the Common Application. We are looking for students who bring a dynamic and engaged presence to activities on campus.

Study in ultramodern classrooms and laboratories, and train in world-class facilities alongside medical students at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Application Requirements
Common Application www.commonapp.org
Application Fee $45 application fee waived for online applications
High School Transcript Must be official
Recommendation Optional
Writing Sample See application for essay topics
TEAS Test Test of Essential Academic Skills
SAT or ACT Optional
Academic Requirements
Minimum GPA 3.3 in college prep course work
College Prep English Four years
College Prep Math Three years, including Algebra II
College Prep Laboratory-based Science Three years, including Chemistry
College Prep Social Studies or History Three years
Foreign Language Not required for admission

The admissions office strongly encourages students to share their high school experiences and activities through the Common Application. We are looking for students who bring a dynamic and engaged presence to activities on campus.

Applicants must take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) by the Nursing Program application deadline. Colby-Sawyer offers the TEAS on campus at our testing center located in the Cleveland Library.

Advance your nursing education and prepare for practice as a nurse generalist in a health care setting. This program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing degree and prepares graduates to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader certification.

Application Requirements
Application Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Application
Application Fee Fee waived
College Transcripts Official transcripts from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and any other completed course work from all postsecondary institutions attended
Nursing Licensure Evidence of licensure as a registered nurse (RN)
Letter of Recommendation One recommendation from current or most recent employer
Writing Sample A goal statement (essay) responding to the prompt: "What are your professional goals and how could this program enable you to reach them?"
Test Scores TOEFL or IELTS are required for international applicants

GRE/GMAT are not required
Academic Requirements
Minimum GPA A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program
Statistics Course Successful completion of an introductory college-level statistics course

Build upon the credits you have earned by transferring to Colby-Sawyer. Start here if you attended another college or university after high school graduation.

Application Requirements
Common Application Check "transfer" student box on application
Application Fee $45 application fee waived for online applications
Writing Sample Recommended topic: why you wish to transfer
College Transcript Official transcripts from all institutions attended
Final High School Transcript(s) May be required; contact Transfer Counselor for more details
Recommendation Optional
SAT or ACT Optional

Achieve academic success where ethnic and cultural diversity is welcomed and celebrated. Our students currently represent more than 33 countries.

Application Requirements
Common Application www.commonapp.org
Application Fee $45 application fee waived for online applications
Writing Sample One essay or personal statement
Transcripts All official secondary school transcripts, exam results or mark sheets
Recommendation Optional
English Language Proficiency Official exam results submitted on official test transcript (issued within 2 years)
Official Translations All documents not in English must be accompanied by original word-for-word translation
Form I-20 Requirements
Passport Copy Copy of biographical section of current passport
Financial Documentation
  1. Bank statement (issued within 3 months) or other proof of funding
  2. Completed Certificate of Finance
Additional Requirements for Transfer Applicants
Transcripts Official college/university transcripts, exam results or mark sheets from all institutions attended
Transfer Credit Evaluation Submit official course descriptions and curriculum plan

Supporting Documents: It is preferable to include your essay and transcript with the Common Application submitted online. Supporting documents may also be scanned/emailed to international@colby-sawyer.edu or mailed to International Admissions, Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main Street, New London, NH 03257, USA.

Minimum Scores Required: IELTS-5.5, TOEFL iBT-61, TOEFL iBT-61, TOEFL PBT-500, CEFR-B2, PTE-44, SAT -500, ACT-21.

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

Gain professional growth and career advancement with our online program designed for students of all ages and backgrounds.

Application Requirements
Online Application Submit Online Application
High School Transcript Official High School transcript or GED certificate
College Transcript Official College Transcripts (If any college credit has been completed)
Recommendation Optional

Enjoy our vibrant course offerings on a part-time basis, and as space allows, without pursuing a degree.

Application Requirements
Online Application Submit Online Application (Fee Waived)

Clery Act: As provided by the Jeanne Clery Act, prospective students are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Colby-Sawyer College combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.