UConn Early College Experience provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses while still in high school. Courses are regularly monitored to ensure a consistent integrity with on-campus courses. This is achieved through a syllabus collection, re-grading of UConn ECE Student work by on-campus faculty, classroom observations, annual professional development of Instructors, and frequent contact with UConn Faculty Coordinators.

We ensure that:

  • UConn courses offered in the high school are as rigorous as courses offered on campus.
  • Students are held to the same expectation and standards of achievement as on-campus students.
  • Instructors meet the same requirements for on-campus adjunct faculty and are provided support by faculty in their discipline.

Offer a Diversity of Courses

UConn Early College Experience offers 87 courses in 36 disciplines.

The UConn ECE curriculum is designed to offer a variety of general education courses that appeal to a diverse group of students. These challenging courses allow students to experience college work, build confidence in their readiness for college, and earn college credits that provide both an academic and a financial head-start on a college degree. Many UConn ECE courses meet requirements for numerous college majors and for graduation. Courses taken through UConn Early College Experience are equivalent to the same course offered on a University of Connecticut campus. Students follow the same curriculum and grading rubric that has been designed by the University department.

Course Catalog

(Courses indicated with * are pilot courses. Instructors, please contact the UConn ECE Program Office before applying for these courses.)

Sequential Courses

UConn ECE sequential courses are a series of two courses, where the first course in the sequence is a prerequisite for the second course. Students must pass the first course of the sequence with a C or higher in order to continue on to the second course. If a student earns a C- or below in the first course of the two-course sequence, the student will be unenrolled from the second course of the sequence and will be refunded any paid course fees for the second course. For information about continuing to the second course in the sequence, visit the Grading section of the Student Guide page. 

  • CHEM1127Q & CHEM1128Q
  • SPSS2520 & SPSS3530
  • ILCS3239 & ILCS3240
  • MATH1131Q & MATH1132Q
  • MUSI1011 & MUSI1012
  • SPSS3230 & SPSS3245
  • PHYS1201Q & PHYS1202Q
  • PHYS1401Q & PHYS1402Q
  • GERM3233 & GERM 3255

Student Eligibility Guidelines

The UConn ECE Program Office continues to extend the responsibility of student eligibility for UConn ECE courses to our partner high schools. Although each high school may have additional criteria specific to their student population, UConn ECE Partners must utilize the UConn ECE Student Eligibility Guidelines in their student selection process.

New Courses

Periodically, new courses are added to the UConn ECE program. This process takes about a year and involves intense collaboration with the UConn department to oversee the course. A pilot course runs in a limited number of schools until it is determined to be a good fit.

The period to add new courses for the 2022-2023 academic year closed on November 1, 2021. If UConn Departments are interested in discussing new courses for the 2023-2024 academic year, please email us at: