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
Application Checklist
  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application or the Common Application
  • 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
  • Offer of acceptance from Colby-Sawyer
  • Copy of biographical section of current passport
  • Certificate of Finance for 2019-20
  • ISFAA and proof of funding (instructions provided after offer of acceptance)
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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