UCONN

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Undergraduate Admissions

UConn Policies

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Every year, University of Connecticut releases the Annual Security and Fire Report to the University community. Statistics are gathered at the Storrs campus and all the regional campuses that are part of the University. The most current Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (pdf and full text) can be viewed at http://publicsafety.uconn.edu/police/clery/clery-annual-security-report/.  Written copies of this report may also be obtained at the Division of Public Safety at 126 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In 1974, Congress passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment. FERPA applies both to K-12 and postsecondary educational records, although there is one key difference in the way that the law applies:

  • In K-12 the rights under FERPA belong to the student's parents until the student turns 18.
  • In post-secondary education the rights belong to the student, regardless of age or dependent status.

For more information regarding FERPA, or to obtain a release form, please visit UConn's FERPA website.

Social Security Number Policy

It is voluntary to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) on your application. However, providing your SSN will aid the University in processing your application and enrollment.

If you do matriculate, it is mandatory to provide your SSN to the University to process financial aid forms and for tax purposes.

Verification of Educational Credentials Policy

If through the process of examining a student’s credentials put forth for review for admission and/or certification of completion of educational attainment are found to be in question, the following actions will be taken:

  • If not yet admitted: The applicant's record will immediately be placed on hold for further verification.
  • If admitted/enrolled: Registration holds will be placed to prevent future registration during further verification.
  • Further verification: Admissions will contact the issuing educational institution to verify credentials and/or completion of educational attainment. Should educational institution decline to provide direct confirmation, student will be required to direct such institutions to release records directly to the Admissions Office.

Upon learning of falsification or inability to verify credentials, Admissions will take the following action:

  • For applicants, Admissions may either leave the applicant's record incomplete or cancel the application for that term.
  • For enrollees/admits, Admissions will rescind admission as the contingencies/basis for admission where either unfounded or unmet. Enrollees should not be allowed to continue enrollment and may have the option to apply again for a future term.

Admissions will report all attempts to deceive the admission process to the Office of Community Standards.

Upon confirmation of successful completion education attainment, all holds will be removed and the student may proceed with application or enrollment.

Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) requires colleges and Universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and University employees. View the Student Consumer Report website for further information.