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Storrs Spring Admission Program

It’s no secret – UConn has become a very competitive university. With over 37,000 outstanding applicants looking for 3,650 seats in our first-year class at the Storrs main campus, there will be great students each year who we will be unable to accommodate.

There’s one thing we know for sure. We think you would make a fantastic Husky.

In order to accommodate some of our most outstanding in-state applicants that we could not accept immediately to the Storrs campus, we have developed our Storrs Spring Admission Program. This unique opportunity allows you to begin your UConn career at the regional campus most convenient to you for the fall semester, then seamlessly transition to the Storrs main campus in January to begin your spring semester.

All in-state applicants were reviewed and only a small cohort was hand-picked for this unique opportunity. 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. You have been chosen to be part of this program because we know you have what it takes to be successful here.

 

Program Requirements

To participate in the Storrs Spring Admission Program, you will need to:

  • Earn 12 academic credits in your fall semester 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 campus.
  • Attend the Storrs Spring Admission Program orientation session in December, where you’ll learn about our student community and select spring semester classes.

 

Next Steps

Your UConn story starts now. Take the next steps in accepting our offer today.

 

FAQ

Can I 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 their 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 I have to live on campus in the spring semester?
Living on campus is one of the best ways to become acclimated to campus. Ninety-six percent of our first-year class choose to live in University housing. Since you will be coming to Storrs during our spring semester, it is that much more important that you are able to become familiar with your new surroundings. We have a good feeling you’ll be happy with this decision.

Will my financial aid package change from fall to spring semester?
Yes. Your fall semester financial aid offer will be based on your commuter-status to a regional campus. Your spring semester offer will take your room and board costs into consideration.

Can I defer my admission to spring in order to start my UConn career on the Storrs campus?
No. Part of accepting our offer to the Storrs Spring Admission Program is beginning your fall semester at a regional campus.

Can I take classes as a commuter student at the Storrs campus in the fall instead of attending a regional campus?
Hmm – good question. 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 your courses for the fall must be taken at the regional campus.

Can I choose to study abroad in my first semester at UConn instead of attending a regional campus?
No. Part of accepting our offer to the Storrs Spring Admission Program is beginning your 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 I be able to choose to live in a Living/Learning Community when I arrive in January?
Students will have the opportunity to choose a living/learning community for their spring semester housing on a space available basis.

What happens if I don’t achieve a 3.0 in my first semester?
Achieving a 3.0 during your fall semester is critical to your success here in Storrs, where the classes and campus are larger. If you are unable to reach this grade point average in your first semester, you would be required to continue at the UConn regional campus of your choice until reaching 54 credits.

I’m on the waiting list for Storrs. Can I 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 we would have enough room to accommodate them 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.

Can I choose to be on the Storrs waiting list instead of entering into the Storrs Spring Admission Program?
Yes, however, if you choose to be on the Storrs waiting list you are giving up your place in the Storrs Spring Admission Program and will not be able to return to this offer if we cannot offer you a place off the waiting list. The Storrs Spring Admission Program assures you will be on the Storrs main campus after your first semester at a regional campus. If we are unable to offer you a place off the Storrs waiting list, and you choose to attend a UConn regional campus, you will need to earn 54 credits at the regional campus before transitioning to Storrs.

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.