Certain programs require letters of recommendation, and others require contact information for recommenders. For programs that require letters of recommendation, once you enter the appropriate information on the application, an automated email will be sent to those listed, providing them with a link to use to upload your recommendation(s). No letters of recommendation are to be mailed/emailed to us, they will not be accepted in hard copy. You may change/remind your recommenders through the Graduate Admissions Portal.
Graduate students are required to submit official transcripts from each institution attended. To be considered official, we must receive the transcript directly from the institution (excluding International transcripts) either by mail or through electronic delivery. SCSU requires official transcripts of all previous academic work from every college or university attended from which overall undergraduate and graduate grade point averages can be calculated. The cumulative grade point average for all undergraduate courses at each institution will be used in the calculation of the undergraduate grade point average. The same process of considering grades of all graduate courses is used to calculate the overall graduate grade point average.
Applicants applying to Southern’s graduate programs, who participated in a Southern supported study-abroad program while enrolled as an undergraduate, may have their international credit evaluated by the Office of International Education, in lieu of having a transcript evaluation performed by WES or ECE evaluation agencies.
Mail hardcopy official transcripts to:
Southern CT. State University
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
eTranscripts should be sent from the Institution to GradDocs@southernct.edu
All other application materials must be uploaded directly through the Graduate Admission Portal.
The cumulative undergraduate GPA is the weighted average of all cumulative GPAs that show on each transcript. The Cumulative GPA of SCSU is the cumulative GPA that shows on the transcript, as per the standard procedures of the Registrar’s Office.
Some programs require additional application documents such as writing samples, additional letters of recommendation, resumes, or graduate entrance exam scores. These documents may be uploaded directly through the Portal once your application has been submitted. Please check with the School of Graduate and Professional Studies for information related to these other documents.
Resident aliens must provide a copy of their alien registration cards to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies or upload a copy (both sides) through the Graduate Admissions Portal.