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DEPARTMENTS

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The Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES)

ACES offers high quality academic advising and academic planning to students who are exploring and preparing for various degree programs.

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Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

Complete your degree at your pace on your schedule. Developed with the busy adult student in mind, the BGS Program offers convenient daytime and evening classes at each of our UConn Campuses - with many Saturday and online classes available too.

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Center for Academic Programs (CAP)

CAP increases access to higher education for high-potential students who come from underrepresented ethnic or economic backgrounds and/or are first-generation college students.

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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

LSAMP was launched to strengthen the preparation, representation, and success of historically under-represented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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First Year Programs & Learning Communities (FYP & LC)

FYP & LC assists students with their transition from high school to college and aids in the retention of students at the University of Connecticut.

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Academic Achievement Center (AAC)

AAC assists students in attaining their academic and personal goals by providing a comprehensive, personalized array of programs, resources, and services which enhance skill development, effective decision-making, and personal transitions to and within the university setting.

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About Institute for Student Success

The Institute for Student Success (ISS), through mentoring, training, teaching, leadership, and community building, is the focus point for success in the undergraduate experience. ISS provides one-on-one holistic support, strengthens student readiness, increases access to higher education and research opportunities, and promotes the recruitment, transition, retention, and graduation of University of Connecticut students.

Spotlight

CLAS Class of 2017: Paola Vargas
Read about one of our SSS students, Paola Vargas, who spoke about her UConn experience and post-graduate plans. Paola recently received her BA in Human Development and Family Studies... Read More »

 

Melissa Foreman receives the Unsung Hero Award
President Susan Herbst presents the Unsung Hero award to Melissa Foreman during the UConn Spirit Awards ceremony held at the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room on April 25, 2017... Read More »

 

Senior Spotlight: Christian Caceres ’17
Meet one of our students, Christian Caceres, who was recently featured in UConn's Senior Spotlight. Christian is a Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Medicine major who is part of SSS and LSAMP... Read More »

 

Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Maria D. Martinez
Dr. Maria D. Martinez
Assistant Vice Provost
Institute for Student Success

The Institute for Student Success (ISS), through mentoring, training, teaching, leadership, and community building, is the focal point for success in the undergraduate experience. Providing one-on-one holistic support, the institute strengthens student readiness, access to higher education and research opportunities, and actively promotes the recruitment, transition, retention, and graduation of University of Connecticut students.

Dr. Maria D. Martinez was recently honored as the 2017 Outstanding Higher Education Professional by the Neag School of Education Alumni Board at the 19th Annual Awards Celebration held at the University of Connecticut.
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Spotlight

  • Learning Community Students Spend Spring Break in Brazil
    Over Spring Break, thirteen second-year students from ScHOLA2RS and Engineering Houses traveled to areas of Salvador, Morro De Sao Paulo, and Gamboa (Bahia region) of Brazil. Students participated in lectures, discussions, research projects, cultural trips, and service-learning activities designed to provide them with an understanding of the challenges the Brazilian educational system faces along with […]
    Posted on April 25, 2017
  • FYE Annual Award Winners Announced
    Our instructors and mentors are our most valuable resources. Since 1998, we have been honoring those people who have exhibited particular hard work and dedication to FYE and FYE students. Please join us in congratulating this year’s award winners and nominees: Outstanding First Year Experience Teaching Awards 2016-2017 The Outstanding First Year Experience Teaching Award is designed […]
    Posted on April 24, 2017
  • NextGen Hall Welcomes First Students
    When the Governor, University leaders, the General Assembly, and the state’s business community all joined in support of the $1.5 billion Next Generation Connecticut initiative, they were thinking about the future – and they were thinking big. That spirit is embodied in UConn’s newest residence hall, which opened its doors to more than 700 undergraduates […]
    Posted on October 25, 2016