University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

Early Planning

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. At UConn, we also understand that one test may not accurately define a student's academic progress and potential, which is why we are allowing first-year applicants beginning with students applying for Spring 2021 entry and continuing through the next two admissions cycles, the choice to submit standardized test results. No admission decision shall be impacted, and no student disadvantaged, if a standardized test score is not provided. 
  • Check the College Board and ACT websites for exam dates and registration deadlines. UConn's College Board school code is 3915; UConn's ACT school code is 0604.
  • Plan your senior year class schedule with your school 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 63% 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 or take a virtual tour.

Fall of your senior year: