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Admissions FAQs

Who should apply?

Each semester is made up of a diverse group of girls from across the country and around the world, from public, independent and home schools. We look for students who have demonstrated academic success in their sending school and who are excited about the adventure of spending a semester on the Maine coast.

How much does it cost/How do families afford CSG?

Tuition for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 semesters is $23,000. This covers academic instruction and materials, room & board, guest lectures, and enrichment activities such as field trips.

We offer need-based financial aid and scholarships. Scholarships are awarded as requests for aid are received. It is in your best interest to apply as early as possible in order to maximize your chance for receiving aid. More information about affording CSG can be found here.

When should I apply?

Students should submit their application by February 15th of their freshman year, regardless of whether they are applying for the Fall or Spring semester. After February 15th, we accept applications on a rolling basis.

How do I begin the application process?

Application materials and detailed instructions on how to apply can be found on the Application page. We suggest that you closely review the application materials a month before the deadline so you have time to gather recommendations and write your personal essay.

How do I talk to my school about spending a semester away?

We encourage you to contact us directly for suggestions about how to talk to your school about attending CSG. Whether your school sends students to semester programs every year or you are the first student to study away, we will help facilitate the conversation.

How will a semester affect my college admissions?

A semester at CSG helps students stand out in the college admissions process. Our alumnae have used their CSG skills and experiences to build strong college applications and powerful essays. Some alumnae have even received college acceptance letters mentioning CSG as an impressive element of their application. For a list of colleges and universities where our alumnae have been accepted, click here.

Can I visit CSG?

Yes! We encourage prospective students to visit CSG during the semester so you can get a feel for all that happens within the farmhouse, and talk to the current students. You are also welcome to visit during the summer or over winter break. To schedule a visit, please send us an email or call us at 207-865-9700.