International Students

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: December 1
  • Regular action: April 1
  • Enrollment deposit: May 1

Colby-Sawyer College invites all interested international students to apply for our fall terms. We do not review international applications for spring terms.

Application Checklist
  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application or the Common Application
  • Completed Certificate of Finance for 2023-2024 and submit proof of funding for cost of attendance
    • Students seeking an F-1 Visa are required to submit documents confirming available funds they can contribute towards their cost of attendance (such as a notarized bank statement, or a signed bank letter verifying the ability to pay educational expenses) to our electronic Dropbox (see supporting documents section below).
  • Completed International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
  • All official secondary school transcripts, exam results or mark sheets
  • Recommendation (optional)
  • 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
Form I-20 Requirements
  • All financial documents submitted with admissions application
  • Offer of acceptance from Colby-Sawyer
  • Copy of biographical section of current passport
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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