- Visiting the Campus
- Financial Aid
- Student Life
- Transfer Students
- Students with Disabilities
- Return to College
Q: When can I visit?
A: Anytime, but the best time to visit is between April and November. See the Visiting Campus section.
Q: I am coming to campus but wasn't planning to interview. Does it make a difference?
A: The opportunity for us to have a personal interaction with you always makes a difference. Interviews are strongly recommended. Please come prepared to talk about Connecticut College and anything else that interests you. We would much rather converse enthusiastically about what you want to talk about than to have to fall back on tired questions about your favorite class, favorite teacher, the weather at home, etc.
Please, please spend some time on this website reading about the College so that you have questions for us. Come with a story to tell. We really want to learn about you. We will do everything possible to accommodate your request for an interview no matter where you are calling from.
You really should not interview, however, if you are doing it because your parents or counselor are making you. This lack of personal motivation and genuine interest in the College is often evident. See the Interviews section for more information and helpful interview tips.
Q: When are interviews available?
A: Interviews are generally available between early June and mid December. If you wish to interview, it must be conducted before you apply. Slots will fill up quickly. Last year, all of our December on-campus and alumni interview slots were booked by October. If you are coming to campus, go online beforehand and schedule an interview. See the Interviews section for more information and helpful interview tips.
Q: Are you open on the weekends?
A: Our office is open on selected Saturdays in the fall. Please call or check the admission calendar before you come.
Q: How do I get to campus?
A: Visit the Directions page for directions and a downloadable campus map.
Q: When are the campus tours and information sessions, and do I need an appointment?
A: Times vary during the year but are always updated on the admission calendar. No appointments are necessary. The tour and group information sessions each last about an hour. Both leave from the Horizon Admission building.
Q: Are you close enough to other colleges so I can visit two in a day?
A: Yes, we are, but you would be selling a school short if you tried for three. We are about an hour's drive from colleges and universities in Hartford, Middletown and New Haven, Connecticut, as well as Providence, Rhode Island. You could probably set foot on six campuses in a day, but you can't get a real taste of more than two and keep yourself and your family sane.
We have seen too many families in need of serious counseling because they visited three or four colleges a day for four days. Not only do you make it extremely difficult on yourself to separate the schools in your mind, but you inevitably contribute to the nation's escalating divorce rate and the highway revenue of the states of New England through your meetings with Mr. or Ms. State Trooper.
Q: Are overnight visits possible?
A: The Office of Admission does not coordinate overnight stays for prospective students. Prospective students are welcome to make their own arrangements to stay with a student at the college. You are also encouraged to schedule an interview during your visit to campus.
Q: How do I set up an alumni interview if I cannot get to campus?
A: Alumni interviews are made available as an alternative to the on-campus interview. Learn more about interviews.