University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions FAQs Around COVID-19 Impacts

ON, TOGETHER. 

At the University of Connecticut, we understand that the global pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. Knowing this, we remain committed to providing students with the flexibility required in an unprecedented time.  

Financial Aid

The University understands that families’ financial circumstances may have changed or may change in the coming months. If that’s your situation, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services so that we may discuss your circumstances with you.

Fall 2021 Admitted First-Year Students

The Pass or Credit grade will continue to meet UConn requirements for any student currently enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 academic year.

UConn will recognize the effort that students have already made in these challenging courses and will continue to award credit consistent with previous years for AP online exams.

UConn is currently gathering additional information about planned assessments. The University will share further information as soon as details are available.

Fall 2021 Admitted Transfer Students

Many colleges are continuing to provide a Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit grading scheme for the winter, spring and summer terms in 2021 — sometimes with no other grading alternatives for students. In such cases, UConn will be as flexible with fall 2021 transfer students as possible.

Where grading schemes have been adjusted, UConn will use the key provided on the transferring institution's transcript to determine how grades will be reviewed for transferability.

Courses graded Pass/Fail will be awarded regular transfer credit, provided no grade below “C” (from previously completed courses) appears on the transcript.

If any grades below “C” appear on the transcript, generic transfer credit will be awarded for the “Pass/Credit” graded course. At student’s request, all generic courses may be referred to faculty for further review. Generic courses may or may not satisfy major requirements. The student's major department advisor and dean will determine whether transferred coursework may be used to satisfy University of Connecticut degree requirements. 

Yes, as long as space is available. Completing minimum requirements in spring is still recommended. Students who will need summer coursework to meet minimum requirements due to spring course cancellations should contact the Admissions Office to determine any potential impact on an admission decision.

Due to the challenges brought about by COVID-19, there will be no transfer credit restrictions, with the exception of foreign languages, with regards to the mode of instruction for courses. Credit will be awarded according to the established equivalencies in our database. Credit for foreign language courses will still be awarded, however faculty review for proper equivalency will need to occur.

Current UConn students looking to complete courses at other institutions and transfer those credits to UConn, should consult with their academic advisors about meeting degree requirements using external online coursework prior to enrolling in any courses. 

Prospective High School Students

The University of Connecticut has elected to become a testing-optional institution, beginning with those undergraduate students applying for entry to the 2021-2022 academic year and continuing through the next two admission cycles. As we look to bring together the next great class of Huskies, this shift will allow us to review important personal qualities and characteristics, along with academic and personal accomplishment, in even greater detail.

The Pass or Credit grade will continue to meet UConn requirements for any student currently enrolled in high school.

Pass (P) or Credit (CR) will not be calculated in the GPA. UConn will continue to calculate the GPA for admission purposes using all courses passed with grades in grades 9, 10 and 11, including summer terms following grades 9, 10 and 11. Extra points in AP, IB, and honors-level coursework will continue.

With the safety of our campus community as our number one priority, we are in the planning stages of resuming an outdoor-focused campus tour for our prospective students beginning late spring at the Storrs Main Campus. Continue to monitor our campus visit webpage for the latest information and visit offerings for all five UConn campuses.