Admission Requirements

Please note:

For the Fall 2019 term the deadline to reply to an offer of admission in your online application is July 26th, 2019 unless an earlier deadline has been set by the admitting program.
For the Spring 2020 term the deadline to reply to an offer of admission in your online application is December 20th, 2019 unless an earlier deadline has been set by the admitting program.

Education Requirements

Undergraduate Degree

You must hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.

We do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka and certain other countries to be equivalent to a 4 year US bachelor’s degree. While we do accept outside credential evaluations from NACES members, if the degree is a 3 year bachelor’s degree from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka or other certain other countries, we will not consider the degree to be equivalent with a 4 year US bachelor’s degree.

 

Transcripts

Your transcripts must show that you have met the following criteria:

  • A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 for your entire undergraduate career or
  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years or
  • Exceptional work in your entire final undergraduate year (3.5 or better)
  • Graduate work with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or better even if the undergraduate grade-point average meets the above criteria.

To complete your application you must:

  • Upload transcripts from the school where you received your bachelor’s degree and any courses taken beyond regardless of whether a degree was received.
  • Failure to upload transcripts from all educational institutions, regardless of whether or not a degree was received, may be grounds for cancellation of admission.
  • If you attended an international university and have one set of original documents or diploma, you can mail them to The Graduate School and we will make a copy and return the original document(s) to you. Please attach an International Transcripts Cover Sheet with your submission. If you submitted these documents when applying for admission to a university in the US which you currently attend, we will accept copies from the registrar or graduate school if they certify that these documents from your prior university were made from the originals.
  • If you attended an international university, we require transcripts in both English and the native language of the university. Please note: your application will not be reviewed without both copies of the transcript.

Additional application requirements for international students:

  • We do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka and certain other countries to be equivalent to a 4 year US bachelor’s degree.  While we do accept outside credential evaluations from NACES members, if the degree is a 3 year bachelor’s degree from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka or other certain other countries, we will not consider the degree to be equivalent with a 4 year US bachelor’s degree.
  • AFTER submitting your application please request an official transcript from each college/university you attended and have it mailed to:

    University of Connecticut
    Graduate School, Unit 1152
    438 Whitney Road Extension
    Storrs, CT 06269-1152

  • Individual/yearly mark sheets or transcripts (courses and grades, not hours) are required for students who complete their education in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. These should also be uploaded into the online application system.

Please Note:

  • The most common reason for delayed consideration of applications is failure to upload all required transcripts. Please be sure to include all of your transcripts with your application.
  • If you completed a degree and it is not indicated on your transcript, then we require an official copy of your degree certificate or diploma. This should also be uploaded into the online application system.
  • All official transcripts will be required at the time an offer of admission is given. Scanned, faxed or notarized copies will not be considered as official. Your admission will not be finalized until all official transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates or diplomas are received by The Graduate School.
  • Official transcripts become University property and are destroyed after one (1) calendar year. This excludes international transcripts, which have the following cover sheet.pdf sent with them. (This cover sheet can ONLY be used for international transcripts.)

Personal Statement of Purpose

To complete your application you must submit a statement of purpose.

  • This document should tell your program’s admissions committee everything you would like to discuss in a personal interview.
  • You should include your reasons for undertaking graduate work, your ultimate plans, and how you happened to select your desired field. Details about your preparation, your strengths and weaknesses as a student, any academic honors, scholarships, or fellowships you have received, will all be helpful.
  • You should consult any website(s) maintained by the graduate program to which you applying; these often list additional components that are of particular interest to that program (i.e. your choice of graduate advisor and a rationale for it).
  • The committee wants to know information about you that cannot be expressed quantitatively.

Graduate Test Scores

GRE and GMAT

The department you are applying to may require the GRE, specific GRE Subject Tests, or the GMAT. Please contact your intended program to confirm which test scores are required, if any, by viewing the degrees and certificate programs page.
If required by your program you must:

  • You should request that your standardized test scores be submitted to UConn if your program requires them. GRE scores are only valid for five years (from original test date to submission of UConn application).
  • Please note GRE scores will only be accepted when sent electronically through ETS. Use the codes listed below:
    • The GRE code for UConn Storrs is 3915.
    • The GRE code for the UConn Health Center is 3931.

More information on the GRE is available from the Educational Testing Service. Information on the GMAT (Business) is available from the Graduate Management Admission Council.

English Proficiency

If you are not a native speaker of English, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language. TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for two years (from original test date to submission of UConn application). You may use the results from one of the following standardized tests to satisfy this requirement:

  1. Receiving minimum scores of 79 (Internet-based test – iBT), 550 ( Old Paper-based test – PBT) or 22/30 on each of the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections (“New” Paper-based test- PBT) or higher on the TOEFL test.
  2. Receiving a minimum score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test.
  3. Receiving a minimum score of 53 or higher on the PTE test, or
  4. Qualifying for a Score Waiver (please click on link to review policy).

Please note we do not accept TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) results, unless they are from UConn.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and you plan to obtain a teaching assistantship, you must satisfy UConn’s English Proficiency Policy before being allowed to instruct a class. For more information, please contact International Teaching Assistant Services.
To complete you application you must:

  • Please note TOEFL scores will only be accepted when sent electronically through ETS. Use the codes listed below:
    • The TOEFL code for UConn Storrs is 3915.
    • The TOEFL code for the UConn Health Center is 3931.
    • IELTS and PTE test scores are required to be sent to our University electronically directly by the testing company used in order for scores to be accepted as official.

More information on the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service.

U.S. Student Visa Sponsorship

The deadlines listed above are also the same for initial DS-2019/I-20 requests with the International Students & Scholar Services (ISSS) Office.

If you are an international student who requires U.S. student visa sponsorship by the University of Connecticut, please be prepared to submit an immigration document request to the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Office- the instructions will be sent to you AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ADMITTED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.  Please be prepared to submit the following documents to the ISSS office AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ADMITTED:

  1. Financial Declaration Form
  2. Proof of Support
  3. Copy of Passport

Once you have been admitted by the Graduate School, you will be sent a link to request an immigration document where  you will be required to upload the materials mentioned above. You will require a NetID to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019. This will be emailed to you within 2-5 business days of receiving your admission notification. Should you have any questions about the required materials, please contact the ISSS office: international@uconn.edu International Students & Scholar Services Office: http://isss.uconn.edu/

In-state Tuition

All domestic and permanent resident applicants must complete the Residence Affidavit for in-state tuition status. Without this document you cannot qualify for in-state tuition rates and will be billed as an out-of-state student. If you are not a Connecticut resident please check the appropriate box and upload. Students participating in online graduate certificates are not required to complete the Residence Affidavit form.

Dual Degree Programs

Ordinarily, a student is granted admission to pursue a graduate degree in one field at a time. A student may be permitted to enroll concurrently in two different degree programs with approval of their advisors in both programs. There are several approved dual degree programs providing the opportunity for the student to pursue work toward two degrees simultaneously. These programs often involve the sharing of a limited and specified number of course credits between the two degrees. In all cases, separate applications must be filed for each of the two degree programs.

Additional Notes

  • Verify the deadlines for applying to your intended program by checking the program’s web site. Deadlines vary by department so contact the program directly. You can find a program’s contact information on the Degree Programs page.
  • Compile the above documents, along with any other materials required by your program.
  • Complete and submit your online application.You will be asked to provide a valid credit card for a non-refundable payment of the application fee ($75.00)

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