Storrs Spring Admission Program
It’s no secret – UConn has become a very competitive university. The University of Connecticut receives over 40,000 undergraduate applications annually for a limited number of spaces in the incoming fall class. There will be great Connecticut students each year who we will be unable to accommodate.
In order to assist some of our most outstanding in-state applicants that we could not accept immediately to the Storrs main campus, we have developed the Storrs Spring Admission Program. This unique opportunity allows students to begin a UConn career at regional campus for the fall semester, then seamlessly transition to the Storrs main campus in January to begin the spring semester.
Students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program are chosen at the time of application review; there is no additional application required. Typically students who begin their UConn career at a regional campus must spend their first 54 credits at the regional campus before transitioning to Storrs.
To participate in the Storrs Spring Admission Program, you will need to:
- Earn 12 academic credits in your fall semester, with the majority of credits being taken at a UConn regional campus.
- Achieve a fall semester grade point average of at least 3.0.
- Live on-campus during your first spring semester on the Storrs main campus.
Can students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program choose to attend another college in the fall semester, then transfer to UConn Storrs in the spring semester?
No. Students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program must complete the fall semester at one of UConn’s four regional campuses located in Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, or Waterbury and complete the program requirements.
Why do students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program have to live on campus in the spring semester?
Living on campus is one of the best ways to become acclimated to campus. Research has shown that first and second year students who live in residence halls build closer relationships with faculty, staff, and their peers; become more involved; and are generally more satisfied with their overall university experience. Therefore, beginning fall 2019 UConn instituted a residency requirement for the Storrs campus. The policy is in place due to the significant link between academic success and participation in the Residential Life program.
Will the financial aid package for students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program change from fall to spring semester?
Yes. The fall semester financial aid offer will be based on a commuter status to a regional campus. The spring semester offer will take room and board costs into consideration.
Can students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program defer admission to spring in order to start a UConn career on the Storrs campus?
No. Part of accepting the offer to the Storrs Spring Admission Program is beginning the fall semester at a regional campus.
Can students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program take classes as a commuter student at the Storrs campus in the fall instead of attending a regional campus?
The campus you choose to attend in the fall semester must be a regional campus, however, there are often cases where a student must take a class at Storrs that is unavailable at the regional campus. Keep in mind that a majority of courses taken must be at the regional campus.
Can students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program choose to study abroad in the first first semester at UConn instead of attending a regional campus?
No. Part of accepting an offer to the Storrs Spring Admission Program is beginning the fall semester at a regional campus. Even though study abroad opportunities do exist on the regional campuses, your coursework must be taken at the regional campus to participate in the opportunity.
Would students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program be able to choose to participate in a Learning Community when arriving on the main campus in January?
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Learning Community for the spring semester on a space available basis.
What happens if students accepted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program don’t achieve a 3.0 in the first semester?
Achieving a 3.0 during the fall semester is critical to success on the Storrs main campus, where the classes and campus are larger. Students unable to reach this grade point average in the fall semester would be required to continue at the UConn regional campus of choice until reaching 54 credits.
Can a student who is on the waiting list for Storrs choose to enter the Storrs Spring Admission Program instead?
We wish we could say yes, however, the group of students chosen for the Storrs Spring Admission Program were specifically selected knowing they would be accommodated on the main campus during the spring semester. If we find that space in the Storrs Spring Admission Program becomes available, we will extend this offer to in-state applicants on our waiting list first.
Why wasn’t I selected for the Storrs Spring Admission Program?
Students chosen to participate in the Storrs Spring Admission Program are some of our best and brightest applicants – there is simply a capacity issue that we must consider upon admission to assure all of our students are having the fullest experience possible.
I wasn't admitted to the Storrs Spring Admission Program. Can I appeal this decision?
No. All in-state applicants were reviewed for the Storrs Spring Admission Program at the time an admission decision was made. Because this program is based on class and residency availability at the Storrs campus during the spring semester, appeals will not be considered.