Student Guide

What is UConn Early College Experience?

For more information about what UConn ECE is, visit our About Us page.

Benefits

For more information about benefits, visit our Student Benefits page.

Registration

For more information about registration, visit our Student Registration page.

NetIDs

A NetID is a unique identifier (combination of letters and numbers) created by the University that allows access to University technology services. Your NetID is needed to access the Student Administration System (view grades and request a transcript), to utilize library resources, and access HuskyCT. You will also use your NetID to set up your UConn e-mail account. UConn Information Technology Services (ITS) will send a NetID e-mail to your personal e-mail address once your Site Representative and parent/guardian approvals and payment (if applicable) have been collected. This e-mail will provide you with your NetID and instructions on how to activate and set a NetID password. Your NetID is your unique identifier, and should not be shared. Memorize your NetID and password! You will need this information to access most University online services. For help visit the NetID website.

Student Administration System (SAS)

The University of Connecticut’s Student Administration System (SAS) manages UConn student records.

In SAS you have access to:

  • View your course enrollment
  • View your course grade
  • Assign a Delegate, such as a parent, for access to your educational records

To access SAS, you will use your NetID and password to log in.

Most universities and colleges throughout North America use similar SA systems, so getting accustomed to using this to manage your records is a valuable college experience.

FERPA

As a UConn ECE Student, regardless of your age, you are included in the University’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy. Under the FERPA policy, you have a right to expect that information in your education records will be kept confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or under provisions of the law. For purposes of compliance with FERPA, the University considers all students, regardless of age or tax dependency status to be independent. To better understand the law, visit the FERPA website.

If you would like to grant parents or guardians access to certain information about your academic and other University records, there are three different access types. You may designate a parent/guardian as a FERPA Designee to speak with the University or assign them as a Delegate in SAS.

Students with Disabilities/Accommodations

UConn ECE encourages all Connecticut high school students enrolled in partnering schools to extend themselves to take a UConn course through UConn ECE. We work with all districts to support students with permanent or temporary injuries and conditions to find an academic plan, which will accommodate the needs of the student.  UConn ECE relies on the leadership, nuanced understanding of the student condition, and confidentiality of the high school to be the primary interface for developing an individualized student learning plan and then communicating that plan to the UConn ECE Director, who will then work with the appropriate department(s) at UConn to approve the plan for the UConn course.

Social Security Number (SSN) Request

Due to federal tax laws the University requests all students provide their Social Security number(SSN), with the exception of international students without a SSN.

If you do not provide your Social Security number, or if the Social Security number that you provide is incorrect, the following will occur:

  • When activating your UConn NetID, you will use a 25 digit Activation Code provided to you via e-mail.
  • A service indicator will be placed on your account in the Student Administration System (SAS) until the TIN Solicitation is completed. It does not affect your ability to enroll or drop courses, request a transcript, or pay a bill.
  • The University may periodically contact you via e-mail to request a valid SSN be provided. This TIN/SSN Solicitation requests that you complete a W-9S Form and return it to the UConn Bursar’s Office.
  • If you do not respond to the University’s TIN/SSN Solicitations the Federal Treasury Regulations allow the IRS to fine you up to $50 (Treasury Regulations Section 1.6050S-1(e)(4)).

The University takes precautions to safeguard all personal data, such as Social Security numbers.

Program Fees

For more information about program fees, visit our Program Fees page.

Library Access

As a UConn ECE Student you have access to the largest public research collection in the State. You can use the UConn Library to find full text scholarly resources for research needs, as well as many self-help research tools and guides. Use the Library’s online chat reference service: Ask a Librarian, to receive real-time help with research questions. Online UConn ECE Tutorials are also available to guide you through the available resources. Students can borrow up to 150 books from any UConn Library, and are able to request books and articles not owned by the UConn Library through Interlibrary Services.

To use Library services, you must have an active NetID and have set up a UConn Gmail account. The Library can only send notifications, including Interlibrary Services communications and documents, via your UConn Gmail account.

Academic Integrity

As a UConn ECE Student, you must adhere to the academic integrity policy set by the University of Connecticut. This includes UConn polices that have been created for academic misconduct, plagiarism, misrepresentation, falsification in research and computer violations. Visit the Community Standards website for a complete policy listing.

Grading

Students are graded on the below letter system.

Explanation Grade Grade Points Credits
Excellent A

A-

4.0

3.7

Yes

Yes

Very Good B+ 3.3 Yes
Good B

B-

C+

3.0

2.7

2.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Average C 2.0 Yes
Fair C- 1.7 Yes
Poor D+

D

1.3

1.0

Yes

Yes

Merely Passing D- 0.7 Yes
Failure F 0.0 No
Incomplete I 0.0 No

The grade earned will appear on your official UConn transcript as reported by the Instructor. Students who wish to withdraw from a course after October 6 must submit a completed Withdrawal Form by the posted deadline, otherwise the Instructor will calculate your final grade according to the grading scheme applied to all Students in the course, averaging zeros for all work not submitted.

You may notice that your high school grade and UConn grade differ. It is possible that two different grades are awarded for the same course. Your high school grade is determined by your high school while your UConn course grade is determined by the grading rubric set by the University department. If applicable, the difference should be identifiable between your high school and UConn course syllabi.

Final Exams: Students registered for a UConn ECE course are required to sit for their UConn final exam, regardless of their current course grade or high school policies. Students who choose not to take their UConn final exam will receive a zero as their exam score grade, which will have a severe impact on their overall course grade.

Withdrawing after October 6

Courses not dropped in UConn.DualEnroll.com by October 6 require a completed Withdrawal Request to be submitted and all program fees to be paid.

Grade Description
WAU Withdrawal Audit- A student is sitting in the course but no longer wants to receive UConn credit
W Withdrawal- A student is neither sitting in the course nor getting UConn credit
NRC NRC- No Record-COVID: An option to note that the W or WAU grade was received during the height of the COVID pandemic

Students must complete the Withdrawal Request and submit it to the UConn ECE Program Office by December 12 for Fall courses and May 1 for Spring and Full-year courses. This form is for Students who have registered for a course but have decided after the October 6 enrollment deadline that they no longer want UConn credit. The course will appear on an official UConn transcript with a WAU or W as a final grade. Students do not earn credit for withdrawn courses, nor will the course impact a student’s grade point average (GPA). Students cannot withdraw from a course after the posted deadlines.

If a student does not submit a completed Withdrawal Request by the posted deadline, the Instructor will calculate the Student’s grade according to the grading scheme applied to all students in the course, averaging zeros for all work not submitted.

Sequential Courses

Some UConn courses are prerequisites for other courses. If you are enrolled in a sequence course (example, MATH 1131Q & MATH 1132Q) you must pass the first course of the sequence with a C or higher in order to continue in to the second course. If you earn a C- or below in the first course of the two-course sequence, you will be unenrolled from the second course of the sequence and will be refunded any paid course fees for the second course.

If a Student has received a C- or below in the first course of a sequence but wishes to continue to the second course, the student must receive Instructor and Site Representative consent and complete a Sequential Course Continuation Form. Students who receive an F, W, or WAU are not eligible to complete this form. Sequential Course Continuation Forms must be submitted to the UConn ECE Program Office by February 8 or before the start of the second course in the sequence, whichever date is first. A student approved to continue to the second course in a sequence will remain enrolled in the second course. If the second course in a sequence is offered in a different academic year than the first course, the student will be approved to enroll during the next registration cycle. This replicates the University experience for non-degree students who need to consult with the instructor before registration of a course.

Repeating a Course

A UConn ECE Student may repeat a course previously taken to earn a higher grade while still in high school. The registered credit and grade for all UConn courses taken through UConn ECE will appear on the non-degree portion of the official UConn transcript. Once enrolled at a college or university, transfer credit policies will apply, and how the credits are accepted will be determined by the receiving institution. Typically, credit shall be granted only once for a course, with the exception of courses which may be repeated under different topics (Ex. CAMS3102).

A student must have permission from the UConn ECE Assistant Director to repeat a course that is listed as a prerequisite or corequisite for any course that the student has passed. For example, a student who received a “D” in CHEM 1127Q and subsequently passed CHEM 1128Q may not retake CHEM 1127Q without permission.

Check your Grades

When your UConn course has concluded, your grades will be posted in the Student Administration System.

Fall course grades will be available by February 15.

Full-year and Spring course grades will be available by July 1.

Log in to the Student Administration System with your UConn NetID and password. Visit the NetID website for help.

  1. Click Schedule & Grades tile on the Homepage.
  2. Click the Weekly Schedule tab within the listing on the far left of the page.
  3. A view of currently enrolled courses will generate.
  4. Click the Change button in the top left corner to view a different term.
  5. Select the appropriate term for which you would like to view your grades.
  6. A view of your grades for that term will generate.

Course Evaluations

As your course comes to a close, you will receive an e-mail to your personal e-mail address with directions on how to complete an online course evaluation. Course evaluations allow students to provide insight to key course aspects and are considered an important resource that enables the program to continuously improve. Please take a moment to complete your course survey by the published deadline in order to best serve future students of the program.

Scholarships

For more information about scholarships, visit our Student Scholarships page.

Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program allows current UConn ECE Students the opportunity to support their Site Representative as a peer mentor who helps in the process of UConn ECE student registration. This is an important leadership opportunity which requires a very outgoing student who will engage with their peers – communicating the benefits of UConn ECE to the next generation of students, supporting student registration by arranging for afterschool registration periods and/or speaking at class assemblies. For additional details, please see your high school UConn ECE Site Representative.

Utilize Your Credit

By earning UConn credit through UConn Early College Experience, you have opened the door to greater opportunities! You may choose to attend UConn or transfer your credits with an 87% success rate to the college or university of your choice. Explore how to make your credits work for you.

Your credits are a currency, and it is up to you to utilize them!

Coming to UConn? Accept or Reject Your Credits

For more information about accepting or rejecting your credits, visit our Coming to UConn page.

Not Coming to UConn? Request a Transcript

For more information about requesting a transcript, visit our Request a Transcript page.

UConn ECE Student Events

For more information about student events, visit our Events & Awards page.

UConn ECE Alumni

For more information about UConn ECE Alumni, visit our Alumni page.