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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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 through the fall 2023 admission cycle. 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.
Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
The University of Connecticut recognizes that each high school weights courses and grade point averages differently. In order to ensure applicants are reviewed on a common academic scale, UConn will begin to accept the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) from students attending a U.S. high school.
While we highly encourage eligible applicants to utilize the SRAR, it will be optional for first-year students applying for fall 2022 admission to UConn as official transcripts will continue to be accepted in lieu of the SRAR; however, it is our intent for SRAR to be a required component of a completed application for fall 2023 applicants and beyond. First-year applicants who do not submit the SRAR will have their grade point average recalculated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 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.
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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.
UConn Alliance Pathway
The University of Connecticut has partnered with Connecticut’s State Department of Education Alliance Schools to launch the UConn Alliance Pathway, an initiative to identify high-achieving underrepresented students attending an Alliance School and provide enhanced support to pave the pathway to enrollment at UConn.
Eligible high school seniors identified through the UConn Alliance Pathway may opt in to receive enhanced support throughout the application process including access to in-person and virtual application events, FAFSA completion workshops, information on the range of support opportunities available to them throughout the college search process, and details on their potential for admission. Eligible applicants may also receive an application fee waiver.
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.