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.

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.

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 enroll in your course(s) online, to access the Student Administration System (pay bill, view grades, request a transcript), library resources, and 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 after you have submitted an online application. This e-mail will provide you with your NetID and instructions on how to activate and set a NetID password. Memorize your NetID and password! For help visit the NetID website.

Student Administration System

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

In SAS you have access to:

  • View your course enrollment
  • Pay your course fee bill
  • View your course grade
  • Request your transcript
  • Assign a Delegate, such as a parent, for access
  • Add an Authorized User, such as a parent, for payments

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

Most universities and colleges throughout North America use similar SAS 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, assign them as a Delegate in SAS, or designate them as an Authorized User.

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 access the UConn Library resources you will need your NetID, password, and have set up a UConn Google Mail 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

As of Fall 2019, 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 September 30 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.

Withdrawing after September 30

Courses not dropped in the Compass Enrollment Center by September 30 require a completed Withdrawal Form 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

Students must complete the Withdrawal Form 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 September 30 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 Form 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 onto 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 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 and all course fees must be paid. 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

Any student who is registered for courses and who satisfies the requirements shall be allowed credit only once. The exception is CAMS 3102 which may be repeated under different topics.

A student may repeat a course previously taken one time without seeking permission in order to earn a higher grade. When a student repeats a course, credit shall be allowed only once. Furthermore, in the computation of the grade point average, the registered credit and grade points for the most recent taking of the course shall be included in the GPA calculation. The registered credit and grade for the prior taking of the course shall remain on the transcript, but shall be removed from the GPA calculation. The student should note that repeating a course that was previously passed can have negative consequences. For example, if a student fails a class previously passed, the student would lose credit for the first, passed, attempt and not earn credit for the second, failed, attempt. Students considering repeating previously passed courses should consult the UConn ECE Assistant Director.

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 Self Service in the left most menu, then click Student Center.
  2. Under My Academics select Grades from the drop down menu.
  3. Select term to view and click the Continue button.
  4. Click the class title to review details about the course.
  5. Click the change term button to view grades from a different semester.

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 assists with the UConn ECE student registration process. This is an important leadership opportunity which requires a very outgoing student who will engage with their peers – to communicate the benefits of UConn ECE to the next class of students, support student registration by arranging for after school registration periods, speak at class assemblies, or promote UConn ECE at other dedicated times in their high school. For additional details, please see your high school UConn ECE Site Representative.

Credit Transfer

For more information about credit transfer, visit our Credit Transfer Info page.

Request a Transcript

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

UConn ECE Alumni

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

UConn ECE Student Events

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