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.

Fall of your sophmore year:

  • Explore My Story by My Coalition, a set of new online college-planning tools designed to help you identify schools that may be a good fit based on your interests. Through My Story you’ll learn about the many resources available to support you during the college search process, receive application tips and advice, and prep for things like potential admission interviews down the road.

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:

Junior Events

The University of Connecticut prides itself on providing current and future members of our community with universal access to our inclusive educational environment. Should you require assistance of any kind to participate in these programs, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity with your request.

 

 Tuesday, March 2

6:30 p.m. (EDT)

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 Wednesday, March 3

6:30 p.m. (EDT)

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 Thursday, March 18

6:30 p.m. (EDT)

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from representatives at each of Connecticut’s four state universities (Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western) and the University of Connecticut.

It’s a one-stop shop event to get to know what makes each institution special and have all your questions answered - without having to schedule five different Zoom meetings. You’ll have a chance to chat with representatives at each university to ask anything you may be wondering about, such as internship opportunities for your major, what there is to do on campus, and what the food is really like!

Register at connectfairs.eventbrite.com

 

 Wednesday, April 21

6:30 p.m. (EDT)

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from representatives at each of Connecticut’s four state universities (Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western) and the University of Connecticut.

It’s a one-stop shop event to get to know what makes each institution special and have all your questions answered - without having to schedule five different Zoom meetings. You’ll have a chance to chat with representatives at each university to ask anything you may be wondering about, such as internship opportunities for your major, what there is to do on campus, and what the food is really like!

Register at connectfairs.eventbrite.com

 

 Monday, April 26

7:00 p.m. (EDT)

During this session we’ll discuss UConn’s admission process and review some of the important steps you can begin to take to set yourself up for success.

Be sure to join our mailing list to receive your invite!

 

Thursday, May 6

7:00 p.m. (EDT)

During this session we’ll provide an overview of UConn’s admission process and discuss some hot topics centered around the college search process.

Be sure to join our mailing list to receive your invite!

 

Wednesday, May 12

6:30 p.m. (EDT)

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from representatives at each of Connecticut’s four state universities (Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western) and the University of Connecticut.

It’s a one-stop shop event to get to know what makes each institution special and have all your questions answered - without having to schedule five different Zoom meetings. You’ll have a chance to chat with representatives at each university to ask anything you may be wondering about, such as internship opportunities for your major, what there is to do on campus, and what the food is really like!

Register at connectfairs.eventbrite.com