UConn’s Student Support Services (SSS) program offers a jump-start to University life for first-generation and low-income students, as well as students from otherwise underrepresented populations at the University, who may need additional assistance making the transition from high school to college. Students participate in a five-week summer session designed to prepare admitted students for the academic rigor at UConn. Two University courses are taken during this time, where participants can earn up to seven UConn credits. Successful program completion is a requirement to continue as a first-year in the fall.
SSS is offered at all UConn campuses and continues throughout a student’s career by providing tutoring, peering advising, and mentoring resources in support of student success.