University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

School Counselors

Here in UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, we recognize the importance of your role in a student’s college search process. In fact, it's your dedication that makes our jobs easier.

In return, we hope to make the work you do as simple as possible. Below, you'll find information that should help you through your students’ application processes, as well as professional development opportunities to enjoy and resources to utilize so that, together, we can recruit the next great class of Huskies.

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Join our counselor mailing list to receive the latest application, scholarship, and financial aid information, as well as invitations to our virtual events and programs for secondary school counselors.

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Applying to UConn

All applicants must apply online through either the Common Application, the Coalition Application (either preferred for first-year and international applicants), or the UConn Application (preferred for transfer applicants). Find out more about what a completed first-year application looks like at UConn. 

Recommendation Letters and Transcripts

Recommendation letters and high school transcripts can be sent in a variety of ways. Counselors who have the ability to send letters and transcripts through Naviance are encouraged to do so. Materials can also be sent via fax or mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs, CT 06269-3088
Fax: (860) 486-1476

The University of Connecticut is also proud to partner with Slate.org, a free tool for school counselors, independent counselors, and community-based organizations which allows for real-time awareness of where your students reside in the admissions process. After creating your account, use the material uploader to securely submit application materials on behalf of applicants, check the status of an application, see checklist items your students may still be missing, view decisions after they've been released, and more.

 

Test-Optional and Holistic Review

A number does not define success as a UConn Husky. That's why we're allowing first-year applicants to choose whether or not to submit results from standardized tests, beginning with students applying for spring 2021 entry and continuing through the next two admissions cycles. No admission decision shall be impacted, and no student disadvantaged, if a standardized test score is not provided. 

Every year we strive to create an incoming class of the highest quality, a diverse student body comprised of intellectually curious, highly motivated, and academically accomplished individuals of strong moral character. Find out more about our holistic review process

Beginning fall 2020, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will recalculate grade point averages for first-year applicants as a part of the admissions review process. The recalculation process allows the admissions committee to review all applicants using the same metric and provides the opportunity to weigh advanced coursework (AP, IB, Honors, etc.) in core classes as a component of the grade point average. 

 

School Counselor Webinar Series

Join us each month as we take a deeper dive into the application- and admission-related information you’re most curious about. Login information will be emailed to you closer to each event. Webinar topics, dates, and times are subject to change.

 Thursday, September 24

1:00 p.m. (EST)

A student’s college application is a testament to who they are, all that they have accomplished along the way, and the many interests and passions that drive what’s next. In this webinar, we’ll share UConn’s latest admissions, financial aid, and scholarship information and provide an update on our test-optional policy and holistic review process.

 Thursday, October 8

1:00 p.m. (EST)

Each year, the University of Connecticut honors the exceptional accomplishments of Connecticut secondary school seniors by awarding the Day of Pride Scholarship and Nutmeg Scholarship to those students with a record of outstanding academic achievement, service, and leadership. In this webinar, we’ll review the important steps that you as a counselor need to take to secure your Day of Pride and Nutmeg nomination(s), as well as the dates, deadlines, and action items that nominees must honor in order to be eligible for these highly competitive awards.

 Thursday, October 15

1:00 p.m. (EST)

UConn Admissions recognizes that, much like the talented students you send our way, our out-of-state school counselor community has its own unique set of needs. Join us to learn more about the inspiring environments students can find at any one our five campus communities, as well as what makes Connecticut’s flagship university such a special place for your out-of-state students to live, learn, and play.

 Thursday, October 22

1:00 p.m. (EST)

Students who apply to one of our special programs enjoy a coordinated curriculum that includes four years of undergraduate preparation in any of UConn's bachelor's degree programs, followed by optional enrollment in one of four professional schools. Join us to learn more about our special programs in law, medicine, dental medicine, and education.

 Thursday, November 5

1:00 p.m. (EST)

For these Huskies, home is everything. Connecticut counselors are invited to hear from our panel of in-state students as they share their reasons for choosing UConn, what they love most about studying in Storrs, and why they decided to stay local. Be sure to bring your questions - our student panelists will answer them live!

 Thursday, November 12

1:00 p.m. (EST)

Each year, approximately 40% of first-year Huskies come to UConn from somewhere other than Connecticut - join us to find out why. In this live webinar, out-of-state students will share their UConn stories and provide an insider view of life on the Storrs campus.

 Thursday, December 10

1:00 p.m. (EST)

No matter which UConn campus your students call home, each has its own unique energy to inspire a culture where students step up, pursue their passions, and push what’s possible. In this live webinar, current students from our four regional campuses — UConn Avery Point, UConn Hartford, UConn Stamford, and UConn Waterbury — will discuss their regional campus experiences and the many ways they feel connected to UConn Nation.

 

UConn, On Demand 

Enjoy instant access to our on-demand presentations anytime, anywhere. We’ve brought UConn students, staff, and faculty together to help answer your big questions, while our premium content provides even more information on the topics you’re most curious about. Watch this space as we continue to add new sessions each week!

On-Demand (30m)

Admissions & Financial Aid

On-Demand (3m)

The Personal Essay

On-Demand (5m)

Letters of Recommendation

On-Demand (30m)

A Coordinated Curriculum: Special Programs

On-Demand (30m)

Choosing Connecticut

UConn Early College Experience

Students taking courses through UConn Early College Experience will see the UConn courses taken in high school as part of their non-degree coursework on their UConn transcript. Students will have the opportunity to move the courses to their undergraduate careers when they meet with their academic advisors. Please be sure that the UConn ECE instructors at your high school submit course grades in a timely manner through the University’s Student Administration System.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In 1974, Congress passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment. FERPA applies both to K-12 and postsecondary educational records, although there is one key difference in the way that the law applies:

  • In K-12 the rights under FERPA belong to the student's parents until the student turns 18.
  • In postsecondary education the rights belong to the student, regardless of age or dependent status.

For more information regarding FERPA, or to obtain a release form, please visit UConn's FERPA website.

Social Security Number Policy

It is voluntary for a student to provide a Social Security Numbers (SSN) on the application. However, providing an SSN will aid the University in processing the application and enrollment. If a student matriculates, it is mandatory to provide an SSN to the University to process financial aid forms and for tax purposes.

Verification of Educational Credentials Policy

If, through the process of examining a student’s credentials put forth for review for admission and/or certification of completion of educational attainment, credentials are found to be in question, the following actions will be taken:

  • If not yet admitted: The applicant's record will immediately be placed on hold for further verification.
  • If admitted/enrolled: Registration holds will be placed to prevent future registration during further verification.
  • Further verification: Admissions will contact the issuing educational institution to verify credentials and/or completion of educational attainment. Should educational institution decline to provide direct confirmation, student will be required to direct such institutions to release records directly to the Admissions Office.

Upon learning of falsification or inability to verify credentials, Admissions will take the following action:

  • For applicants, Admissions may either leave the applicant's record incomplete or cancel the application for that term.
  • For enrollees/admits, Admissions will rescind admission as the contingencies/basis for admission where either unfounded or unmet. Enrollees should not be allowed to continue enrollment and may have the option to apply again for a future term.

Admissions will report all attempts to deceive the admission process to the Office of Community Standards.

Upon confirmation of successful completion of education attainment, all holds will be removed and the student may proceed with application or enrollment.