Welcome to the UConn Early College Experience Advising Portal and Academic Advising Presentation. Please review the presentation for an overview of considerations when selecting your UConn courses through UConn ECE. The Advising Portal is designed with the understanding that different populations require different information--thus, it progresses from simple advising to more complex. The first section, UConn ECE and Your College Major, targets students who want to see how a UConn course taken through UConn ECE can benefit them. In this section students can see the connection between a UConn course and an academic major. The second section, Understanding Your Credits, gives perspective on the number of credits earned and the equivalency to a university semester. This conversation extends to university General Education requirements and how fulfilling these requirements can allow greater access in college. The third section, Degree-in-3, becomes more complex and explains the possibility of graduating college in three years. This option is not for every student, but to know that it is a possibility allows students to think ahead.
UConn ECE and Your College Major
Selecting a major can be an intimidating task: but you do not need to have this decided before you go to college. Taking a UConn course can help you in making that decision. Are you taking Biology 1107 and want to know which majors that leads to? Or, do you already have a picture in your mind of what job you would like to have after college – a nurse, an architect, etc.? We have an easy interface that allows you to see these connections. Find your course in the Select by Course pull-down, and it will then list all the potential majors that require Biology 1107. Likewise, use the Select by Major pull-down and find your intended major, and the interface will show you all the UConn courses offered through UConn ECE which support this major. It will help you decide whether taking HDFS 1070 and Physics 1401Q is best suited for your future.
Understanding your Credits
Depending on the number of UConn credits a high school offers, students can potentially graduate high school with a semester or more worth of credits.
<15 credits = a great head start!
15 credits = 1 semester
30 credits = 2 semesters (1 academic year)
*Refer to your high school schedule of courses or the UConn ECE Course Catalog to determine the credit value of each of your UConn courses.
Like most universities, UConn has General Education requirements, which assure a well-rounded academic experience. By referring to the General Education Requirements students can see which areas they will potentially complete before entering college. This will help you schedule your high school senior year and/or look at your college freshman orientation with an eye to next steps.
High schools can get a sense of their UConn course diversity. If you are looking to grow your program the General Education Requirements can indicate potential new areas of development to suit the needs of different students so that a greater variety of students can take advantage of an early college experience. Our courses are also important prerequisites and gateway courses which are the first steps to entering a major.
Referencing the General Education Requirements allows everyone to view their next steps in a structured way.
All UConn ECE opportunities can make an important impact on your: 1) success in college; 2) increased competitiveness during the college application process; and 3) academic future in terms of financial benefit and freedom to schedule and select courses once in college. If you accumulate a significant and diverse array of coursework through UConn ECE, you have the potential in college to complete a bachelor’s degree in three years – or, Degree-in-3. If you are interested in this option, you can prepare by thinking about the diversity of your UConn course schedule while you are a UConn ECE Student. A Degree-in-3 is a good choice for some students, while for others it is not. You should reflect on your goals – study abroad, double major, internships, student activities, financial responsibilities – to determine whether a Degree-in-3 is the right choice for you. Moreover, if you are not matriculating to UConn after high school,you should contact your university to see whether and how many credits will transfer. For more information about transferring UConn credit, visit our Credit Transfer Information page.