UConn considers all freshman applicants for honors and merit scholarship eligibility upon initial review. There is not a separate application or supplement for honors or scholarship consideration. Due to the number of applications received, interviews are not part of the admissions process.
A completed freshman application includes:
Submission of the $80 application fee (non-refundable) is available through the chosen application. Check or money order is also an acceptable form of payment and should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly with the applicant’s name (as seen on the application) and date of birth. An applicant who indicates fee waiver eligibility on the application should speak with their high school counselor to confirm the fee waiver form or SAT/ACT fee waiver is submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Your application fee will be waived upon receipt of the fee waiver.
The personal essay is required and provides the applicant an opportunity to add a unique voice to the application as well as demonstrate writing ability. The personal essay is a component on the Common Application or the Coalition Application and should range between 250 – 650 words.
Two letters of recommendation are optional but can distinguish an applicant’s character and are preferred. Recommendation letters can be sent electronically, by fax or postal mail.
Your submitted high school transcript(s) should include your senior classes, class rank (if applicable), and latest grades earned. Postsecondary official transcript(s) from each institution attended are also required whether or not credit is desired or expected. Transcripts must be submitted to UConn directly from the secondary institution, either electronically or by mail in a sealed envelope.
If you have completed the State High School Equivalency Diploma (GED), an official copy of your diploma and a complete set of scores should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Official transcript(s) of any work you completed in high school are also required.
All academic credentials not written in English must be accompanied by an official, certified English translation.
UConn requires official SAT or ACT scores to be sent directly from the appropriate test provider. Scores will not be taken from school transcripts as an official score report. The writing section of the SAT or ACT is not required or used in the application process. We will combine the highest scores from each subsection of an exam to create the best overall score (within same exam formats), for exams taken more than once. Fall applicants are strongly encouraged to take the exam prior to December to assure scores are received by the application deadline of January 15. SAT or ACT scores are not required if you are 25 years or older at the time of application.
In March 2016, College Board launched its redesigned SAT. We will continue to combine the highest scores from your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (formerly known as the Critical Reading section of the prior SAT) and Math components of the test. However, due to scoring and content changes between test versions we will not combine subsections between the and new SAT versions.
- Institutional Codes: SAT - 3915, ACT - 0604
- International applicants whose primary language is not English, must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. TOEFL or IELTS test scores can also be a valuable supplement to unsatisfactory Critical Reading SAT test scores. The minimum score requirement for the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based). The minimum score requirement for the IELTS exam is 6.5. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Connecticut from the respective test provider.
If you are a permanent resident/non-U.S. citizen, submit a photocopy of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card.
Application information may fit in a box, but our applicants shouldn't. Certain populations require additional components to the application.
Programs in Acting, Art, Design/Technical Theatre, Music, Puppetry and Theatre Studies require either a portfolio, audition or interview in addition to the undergraduate application. Admission decisions for these programs will not be made until the Office of Undergraduate Admissions receives results of your portfolio review, audition or interview. Electronic submission through SlideRoom is available for most Fine Arts majors.
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Home schooled applicants should submit SAT or ACT scores from the test provider as well as transcripts and an outline of their academic curriculum. Please ensure that your outline is specific and comprehensive. Students should submit syllabi, a portfolio or learning log, and official college transcripts, if applicable. Please indicate whether the curriculum has been conducted under an accredited program. Documentation should verify that the home school program meets the high school graduation requirements of the applicant’s home town.
Early entrant applicants are defined as students who have less than 10 years of K-12 instruction prior to enrollment at UConn. The following guidelines apply to early entrant applicants:
- Application is considered for Storrs admission only
- Applicant must be a Connecticut resident eligible for in-state tuition
- Applicant must be eligible for Honors consideration