COVID-19 Admissions Updates

COVID-19 Admissions Updates

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The University of Connecticut is not one-size-fits-all. Here, we reject complacency by increasing equity, promoting ethical engagement, and challenging misconceptions ' including those about the college admissions process.

Self-care, academic work and engagement, personal character, service to others, family contributions, and extracurricular activities are among those authentic and meaningful experiences that UConn's Office of Undergraduate Admissions will underscore as we seek to turn the tides on the application review process and bring together a community of students ready to inspire new possibilities, improve lives, and light the way forward.

We have also elected to become a testing-optional institution, beginning with undergraduate students applying for entry to the 2021-2022 academic year and continuing through the next two admission cycles. This will allow us to review important academic and personal qualities in even greater detail.

UConn recognizes that each student's circumstances allow for different opportunities and limitations, which is why all academic and personal achievements will be assessed in the context of these obstacles. We hope this transparency will ease some of the stress that many students and families are currently experiencing and will encourage all future applicants to make caring common.

In collaboration with the Making Caring Common project, UConn is pleased to endorse Care Counts in Crisis, a statement expressing what we and hundreds of other colleges and universities value in our applicants during this time of COVID-19.

For details on admissions-related information for prospective and admitted students, visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.