Admissions and Recruitment
Much of the research/scholarship done at R1 institutions would be impossible without excellent graduate students. It all starts with recruitment and admissions. This topic will give all the information you need to successfully admit new students into your graduate program, including the process for fellowships offered by The Graduate School.
These resources will help you guide and advise incoming students through the application process.
View The Graduate School’s admission requirements necessary to be accepted into a graduate program at the University of Connecticut, including application deadlines, test scores, education requirements, and more. Please note: refer to a specific program’s website for all admissions requirements for each specific program.
The Graduate School waives the $75 dollar non-refundable application fee for current graduate students and prospective students associated with several specific organizations and partnerships.
Find the answers to many frequently asked questions regarding The Graduate School’s application process, test score requirements, transcript requirements, admission decisions and timelines, housing options, and visa document distribution.
This admissions-focused Timely Topics session reviews resources, trainings, and best admissions practices. Topics covered include deadlines, reports for admissions stats, admission requirements, and updates for upcoming admissions cycles.
The Graduate Catalog is published annually by the Office of the Registrar. The Graduate School processes applications for all graduate programs, including all graduate degrees and certificates (graduate, post-baccalaureate, and post-master’s/sixth year), with the exception of the Doctor of Pharmacy and programs with degrees conferred by the School of Dental Medicine, School of Law, and School of Medicine.The Graduate School’s admissions policies and requirements can be found in the Admission area of The Graduate Catalog.
The Graduate School has created an optional cover letter to be issued alongside the offer letter for a new, incoming GA.
Documentation & Training
Documentation & Presentations - including information on reading and processing applications; recruitment tools (email, events, forms); and the applicant experience -- are available within the GradSlate User Portal.
If you have any questions or would like to request 1:1 demos or training on:
- General Onboarding - contact email@example.com
- Reading and Reviewing Applications - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- CRM and Recruitment - contact email@example.com
Diversity Recruitment & Fellowships
The Graduate School offers the Jorgensen, Harriott, and Crandall Fellowships for which departments may nominate incoming graduate students. Every year, programs nominate incoming students to be considered for the Jorgensen, Harriott, and Crandall Fellowships based on a variety of criteria, including academic excellence and research interests. The Jorgensen Fellowship (JF) and the Harriott Fellowship (HF) are available to outstanding young scholars who have been admitted to doctoral programs at the University of Connecticut. The Crandall Fellowship (CF) is available to outstanding young scholars who have been admitted to master’s programs at the University. These fellowships are intended to recruit and support the most promising students entering graduate programs at the University of Connecticut.
The Graduate School works closely with departments on recruiting the top applicants from the following organizations. If you are interested in learning more about The Graduate School’s support of department’s diversity recruiting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
- COMPACT - Institute for Teaching and Mentoring
- Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
- Out in STEM
- Society for Advancing Chicanos / Hispanics & Native Americans in Science
- The Gem Consortium
General Recruitment for Admissions
The Graduate School is reaching out to our colleagues in departments across the University to get a broader picture of approaches to graduate student recruitment. An important part of The Graduate School’s mission is to support recruiting the best and most diverse students from across the United States and the world. We frequently attend an array of recruiting events across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM that can promote your department’s program. Please email email@example.com if you’d like to set up a meeting to discuss your department’s recruitment strategy and how The Graduate School can support you.