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Our Application Process Is Made For You

It won’t take long for you to learn: ҹ첥 is a hands-on kind of place. That means we don’t just want to get your application. We want to get to know you and have a conversation about what you’re looking for in a college, while you consider applying.

This page gives first-year and transfer students an outline of how to apply, including deadlines, admission requirements, financial aid information, and more. But it’s just a starting point. Think of your admission counselor as a guide to the process. They are ready and excited to help.

Continuing education and graduate students can count on the same support—ask an admission counselor for guidance, or today.

How to Apply to Curry:

First-Year Applicants

First-year applicants must submit:

  • A completed application on the Common Application
  • An official high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor or high school teacher. The recommendation may be submitted on a separate sheet or attached letter.
  • A college essay of at least 250 words.

ҹ첥 is now test optional for admission to all academic programs. If you have taken either the SAT or ACT, you are encouraged but not required to submit your test results to support your application.

Graphic Design and Studio Arts Majors

First-year students applying for admission to the graphic design or studio arts programs must submit a portfolio of 10 original works of art. Transfer students applying to graphic design are required to submit a portfolio of 15 original works of art. Transfer portfolios will aid in placement into appropriate courses.

Acceptable works include but are not limited to 2-D and 3-D design, drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture and still or animated digital representations.

Portfolios can be submitted to . Acceptable files in the portfolio include:

  • Images (.jpg, .gif, .png) up to 5 MB each
  • Videos (.fav, .wmv, .mov, .mp4) up to 60 MB each
  • Audio (.mp3) up to 30 MB each
  • Documents (.pdf) up to 10 MB each

If you have additional questions about the portfolio requirements or would like to request an alternative to the portfolio submission, please contact adm@curry.edu.

PAL Applicants

Students who are applying to the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) must also submit:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) or its equivalent, if available (optional)
  • PAL Supplementary Application (optional)

Visit the PAL website for more information on PAL requirements, as well as for submitting additional materials. Applications will not be considered until all requirements have been met.

Note: ҹ첥 no longer requires SAT, SAT 1 or ACT scores. While we encourage students to submit scores to support their applications, it is optional.

Apply to PAL

ҹ첥 uses the . If you are unable to apply using the Common Application, please contact the admissions office at adm@curry.edu to request a link to the ҹ첥 Fast Application.

Curry requires all applicants pay a non-refundable $50 fee to initiate the decision process. You must pay the fee before we consider your application.

Applicants who use the Common Application will pay this fee at the time of submission. If you apply using the ҹ첥 application, please either or by check.

Please send checks to:

ҹ첥 Admission Office 
1071 Blue Hill Avenue 
Milton, MA 02186

Please include the student’s name with payment.

If Curry is one of your top choices, we encourage you to apply under our Early Action (EA) Plan. Students who apply by our December 1  EA deadline are guaranteed a speedy response—and may also receive a $2,000 Early Action Award  (worth $8,000 over four years.)

EA is non-binding, which means accepted students have until May 1 to secure their enrollment.

All EA applicants receive an admission decision within two weeks of completing their applications. If admitted under the Early Action plan, you will receive a $2,000 Early Action award in addition to other merit scholarships. Please note that additional information may be requested by the Admission Office prior to releasing an admission decision.

Curry considers applications on a rolling basis and will return an admission decision within two weeks of completing your application. Important dates include:

  • Early Action: December 1 (Non-Binding)
  • Regular Decision: April 1 (Priority Deadline)
  • Regular Decision (PAL): March 1 (Priority Deadline)*
  • Transfer (Spring Entry): January 1 (Priority Deadline)
  • Transfer (Fall Entry): July 1 (Priority Deadline)

If you submit your application by our Priority Deadline, we will automatically consider you for up to $33,000 in scholarships and awards. Applications received after the deadline will be considered as space in the class permits and funds remain available.

*While PAL applicants are encouraged to submit materials by the March 1 priority deadline, we will accept and review applications until the program reaches capacity.

ҹ첥 is pleased to admit students who have the necessary preparation and background to be successful in and outside the classroom. We look to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship. No student shall be denied admission on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or sex, provided he or she has the necessary preparation and background.

The College uses a holistic approach to identify applicants it believes will contribute to Curry's educational community. The admission Committee selects first-year and transfer students based upon a combination of the following criteria: secondary school record; college transcripts; personal essay; recommendation from the secondary school; and evidence of the candidate's college readiness. While standardized test scores on the SAT of the College Entrance Examination Board or the ACT of the American College Testing Program are optional, we will consider them if provided. Proof of high school graduation or GED is required prior to enrollment.

Admitted students are expected to conduct themselves in a college-ready manner consistent with ҹ첥's policies and expectations for its students, including those set forth in the Student Handbook. Prior to matriculation, admitted students must report to the ҹ첥 Office of Admissions any disciplinary violations or other behavior that is inconsistent with the Code of Conduct. If any of these conditions are not met, the College may withdraw its offer of acceptance and deny admission to the College.

An admitted student must also report to the ҹ첥 Office of Admissions if he or she becomes subject to any discipline process by a school or if his or her status at any school changes for any reason, or if information that was provided to the College in application materials is no longer accurate. The College may take action to withdraw its offer of acceptance and deny admission to (or continued enrollment at) the College, based upon this information (or failure to report these changes as required).

At ҹ첥, we prepare our students to engage in active citizenship. The College supports the rights of prospective students to participate in peaceful protests without concern that it will impact their admission to the College.

If you previously applied to ҹ첥 and canceled, you can . If you have any questions about your application, please contact the admissions office at 800-669-0686.

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Merit Scholarship and Financial Awards Information

Every year, 99 percent of first-year Curry students get some form of financial aid. In fact, Curry itself distributes $45 million in scholarships and grants annually. That’s just part of our commitment to ensuring a Curry education remains affordable and accessible. Every student who applies is eligible for up to $35,000 a year in merit scholarships and grants and can access more need-based aid simply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Tailored Admission Processes for Every Student Type:

ҹ첥 International Students
International Students

Our admissions counselors understand the complexities of studying in the U.S. We’ll work with you to secure a student visa, plan your travel to the U.S., arrange payment and answer any questions you have before you arrive.

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Transfer Students

Curry makes it easy to transfer, offering special visit days, merit scholarships for transfer students, and more. An admission counselor will walk you through the transfer process—and when you apply via our Fast App, we’ll give you a decision within 48 hours.

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Active Duty Military and Veterans

We’re grateful for your service and are proud supporters of the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program. Talk to a counselor dedicated to your needs in our Veteran Student Services office to learn how to take full advantage of your education benefits.

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PAL and SAIL

For more than 50 years, Curry has given students with diagnosed learning differences the tools to excel in college and life through our Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL). Our new Social Achievement in Learning (SAIL) program is designed for academically capable students who live with social or emotional challenges that may otherwise prevent them from reaching their full potential in college. Learn more about the ways PAL and/or SAIL can help you.

Get Started On Your Curry Application

Our admission team is excited to help you take the next step in your journey and apply to Curry.