First-Year Students

You are beginning a new chapter in your life. It’s an exciting time that also comes with checklists, deadlines and choices. Colby-Sawyer’s admissions counselors are ready to make the process a little less overwhelming ... and a lot more fun. It’s just part of the culture at Colby-Sawyer: faculty, staff, students and alumni have your back from day one.

Application Checklist
  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application or the Common Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Recommendation (optional)
  • Writing sample: see application for essay topics
  • SAT or ACT (optional)
Academic Requirements Checklist
  • 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 (optional)
Extracurricular Checklist

The Admissions Office encourages you to include your participation in student government, athletics, clubs and organizations, volunteer service and employment, as well as any other activities that shaped your high school experience.