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First-Year Applicants

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An Eastern degree is distinctive from other universities - it can be the difference in your life! You will find your place within our campus community, and in earning our Eastern degree, you can make a difference in your family, the community and the world around you.

Read about the application process below. We can't wait to learn more about you!

  • Admission to Eastern is competitive. The Admission Committee considers many factors when evaluating applications for admission. The students admitted for the 2020-2021 year:

    • Earned an average GPA of 3.4 (4.0 scale)
    • The middle 50 percent of admitted students scored:
      • Between 1020-1190 on the combined Reading/Writing and Math sections of the SAT
      • Between 19-24 composite on the ACT
    • Ranked in the top half of their high school class
    • Demonstrated academic success in a solid schedule of college preparatory courses in high school
  • While interviews are not generally required of students applying for admission, we may request an interview with certain applicants to clarify information, and learn more about you and your interest in Eastern.

    All students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus. The Admission information session and campus tour schedule may be found online here. You are welcome to meet with an Admissions Counselor after your tour; this meeting, unlike an interview, would not be an official component of your application.

  • To apply for admission, applicants must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions:

    1. A completed application for admission, including the non-refundable $50 application fee.
      Applying for Fall 2021? Use Eastern's Online Web Application or the Common Application
    2. An official high school transcript (including first quarter senior grades) and/or General Education Diploma.
    3. SAT I or ACT scores (Only if you choose to send them; see Test Optional policy).
    4. Two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a counselor or teacher.
    5. For international applicants only: TOEFL (Minimum TOEFL requirement: Score of 550 or 213 on the computer-based test)

    Submit application materials to:
    Office of Admissions
    Eastern Connecticut State University
    83 Windham Street
    Willimantic, CT 06226


You may also contact us:
By phone at (860) 465-5286
By fax at (860) 465-5544

Eastern Connecticut State University admits students of any age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or non disqualifying handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activity generally accorded or made available to students at the University.