Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
UConn ECE students are included in the University's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy. Under the FERPA policy, students have a right to expect that information in their education records will be kept confidential and will be disclosed only with their permission or under provisions of the law. For purposes of FERPA, the University considers all students independent (regardless of their age). Education records (including course grades, Registrar, Financial Aid, Bursar, Residential Life, One Card Office, Continuing Studies, and Community Standards) will not be provided to parents without the prior written consent of the student. For more information on FERPA at the University of Connecticut, please click FERPA: Frequently Asked Questions.
Students taking a UConn course through UConn Early College Experience are encouraged to complete a FERPA Waiver by logging in with their NetID and password to the Student Administration website to enable parents or guardians to access their education records. A FERPA waiver is a four-digit code assigned by the student to a parent or guardian, which grants access to discuss the student record. Students can also add a parent or guardian to their financial account as an authorized user. Authorized users can also be added through the Student Administration website.
If you earn a grade of C or higher in your UConn course, you will have the credits applied toward your UConn transcript. If you earn a grade of a C- or below your course grade will be automatically changed to an audit (AU). UConn ECE should be a beneficial way to begin your college career and is not meant to penalize your grade point average. Students do not earn credit for courses that have been changed to an audit. Audited courses do appear on a non-degree UConn transcript, but do not affect your grade point average. Some UConn courses are prerequisites for other courses. If you earn an AU in the first course of a two-course sequence, you will be unenrolled from the continuation without penalty and your fees for the second course will be refunded. (example, Math 1131Q & Math 1132Q). See full list of sequence courses. You may notice that your high school grade and UConn grade differ. It is possible that two different grades can be awarded for the same course. Your high school grade is determined by your high school. Your UConn course grade is determined by the grading rubric set by the University department. If applicable, the difference in grading should be clearly stated in your UConn course syllabus.
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. For a complete policy listing, please visit the Division of Student Affairs website at http://www.dosa.uconn.edu.
As your course comes to a close, you will receive an email with directions on how to complete an online course evaluation. Course evaluations allow students to provide insight to the 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.
Students are responsible for reading the student guides and all policies.
Use of Social Security Numbers
Federal tax laws require the University to request taxpayer identification numbers from students in connection with its obligation to prepare IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement). Form 1098-T is a form that the University is required to provide to students and to the IRS. The form reports, among other things, the amount of tuition that student has paid. This information is helpful in determining whether you or your parents are eligible for tax benefits associated with tuition payments. A student's status as a minor or high school student does not affect Form 1098-T reporting (IRS Notice 2006-72, Q-2).
If you do not provide your social security number, or if the social security number that you provide is incorrect, please note that the University may periodically contact you to request the correct information. If contacted, please follow the instructions and complete a W-9S from available at www.bursar.uconn.edu/TIN.
Note: If you are a foreign national who is not eligible for a SSN or an ITIN, please indicate this fact in Part III of the substitute Form W-9S and submit the form to the Bursar’s Office.
Please return the completed and signed Substitute Form W-9S at the Bursar's Office in person or by mail to the following address:
Office of the Bursar
ATTN: Information Reporting
233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4100
Storrs, CT 06269-4100
DO NOT e-mail your Form W-9S, as e-mail is not a secure way to transmit sensitive information of this nature. However, you may send the form via secure fax to (860) 486-3307 (if you are an Undergraduate Student). Please also note that the University cannot accept this information via telephone.
A service indicator will be placed on the Student Administration account until the TIN solicitation is completed. It does not affect a student's ability to enroll/drop courses, to request a transcript, or to pay a bill.
For more information about Form 1098-T and the TIN solicitation request, please refer to the Bursar's Office website. For further questions or concerns, contact the Office of Early College Programs at (860)486-1045. Please note that the University cannot provide personalized tax guidance.
The University takes precautions to safeguard all personal data, such as social security numbers. More information about the University's efforts to restrict and protect social security numbers is available at UConn Audit, Compliance & Ethics.