Choosing the right college is an important decision and requires some advanced preparation. Grouped by season, we list the important information you need to stay on track.
Winter of your junior year:
- Discuss your PSAT results with your high school counselor.
- Prepare for the SAT or ACT. UConn accepts scores from either exam.
- Check the College Board and ACT websites for exam dates and registration deadlines. UConn's school codes are: College Board - 3915 and ACT - 0604.
- Plan your senior year class schedule with your guidance counselor. Challenge yourself, develop leadership skills, and gain valuable experience through participation in clubs and organizations. Consider volunteering.
Spring of your junior year:
- Explore UConn's many scholarship options for top students like you. Approximately 50% of UConn students receive gift aid in the form of grants and scholarships. Explore UConn's Financial Aid options.
- Visit the UConn booth at your local college fair and ask our admissions representatives lots of questions when they visit.
- Take the Advanced Placement (AP) exams if you are enrolled in these courses.
- Identify teachers, employers, and others who can write college recommendation letters for you.
Summer of your senior year:
- Compile a list of your activities, jobs, and community service accomplishments for your UConn application.
- Begin work on your UConn admissions essay.
- If you haven’t had a chance yet, tour our main campus.
Fall of your senior year:
- Attend UConn's campus-wide Open House for prospective students. Faculty, staff, and students are available to talk to you throughout the day.
- Finish strong! Make your senior year count academically.
- Get a head start in your college career. Check to see if any UConn courses are offered at your high school through UConn Early College Experience.
- Submit your application and required documents.