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Undergraduate Admissions

Guaranteed Admission Program

The Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) is an agreement between the Connecticut Community College System and the University of Connecticut, designed for students who enroll in a liberal arts transfer program at one of Connecticut's community colleges to transfer seamlessly to the University of Connecticut without needing to apply. Students who plan to continue their studies to earn a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources; or Business are guaranteed admission to the University of Connecticut once the associate degree has been earned, appropriate courses have been completed, and minimum grades and requirements for the selected program have been achieved. Advisors from individual community colleges and UConn meet with GAP students throughout their community college careers, assisting in their eventual transition to the University. Students wishing to enroll in GAP must be matriculated in a liberal arts transfer program at a Connecticut community college.

Students must apply to GAP before they have accrued more than 30 transferable credits.* Those interested should review the implementation guidelines and contact their individual community college counselor for further information and assistance in selecting courses that will meet both community college and UConn degree requirements.

*On October 5, 2012, the Guaranteed Admission Oversight Committee voted to change eligibility requirements, endorsing the proposal to allow students who have earned up to 30 credits to participate in the Guaranteed Admission Program.

  • Enroll at a Connecticut community college.
  • Apply to the Guaranteed Admission Program with 30 or fewer transferable credits.
  • Earn an associate degree in a Liberal Arts Transfer Program, or other approved program listed below, within five years.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Plan to earn a bachelor degree in an Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resource program at UConn.

Other Programs:

Further information on program requirements can be found in the Implementation Guidelines.

Additional Information:

General Education Requirements

  • Enroll at a Connecticut community college.
  • Apply to the Guaranteed Admission Program with 30 or fewer transferable credits
  • Earn an associate degree in a Liberal Arts Transfer Program within five years.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3. The grade point average will be calculated for all courses taken, including all grades for any repeated courses.
  • Complete all School of Business prerequisites with a minimum grade of B.
  • Meet the University of Connecticut second language requirement.
  • Plan to earn a bachelor's degree in a School of Business program at UConn.

Further information on program requirements can be found in the Implementation Guidelines.

Other Programs:
Accounting and Business Administration Transfer Program at Manchester Community College - Students who earn the A.S. degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.3 are considered for admission to any major in UConn's School of Business.

Additional Information:

General Education Requirements     Plans of Study

  • Enroll at a Connecticut community college.
  • Apply to the Guaranteed Admission Program with 30 or fewer transferable credits.
  • Earn an associate degree in a Liberal Arts Transfer Program within five years.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Plan to earn a bachelor degree in a Liberal Arts and Sciences program at UConn.

Students pursuing the Guaranteed Admissions Program who are interested in a Psychology major at UConn can follow the Psychology Pathway (see the sample program at Asnuntuck Community College) at most Connecticut community colleges.  See your community college advisor for more information.

Further information on program requirements can be found in the Implementation Guidelines.

Additional Information & Resources:

  • Sequences begun at the community college should be completed at the community college (e.g., BIO* 121 & 122; MAT* 254 & 256; CHE* 121 & 122; ENG* 101 & 102).
  • Students who will pursue the Bachelor of Science degree at UConn should complete required science and math sequences in their freshman and sophomore years while enrolled at the community college.
  • Check the College website for updates and resources.

General Education Requirements