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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 coolege 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

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... Read More »

NSF Awards $3.5M to Support Diversity in STEM
Under the leadership of the University of Connecticut, a higher education alliance dedicated to expanding diversity in the STEM fields recently received an infusion of $3.5 million to increase its efforts. The five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant marks a significant commitment to the regional initiative with a national profile. Founded in 2001, the Northeast... Read More »

Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs

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Dr. Maria D. Martinez
Assistant Vice Provost
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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. Promotes the recruitment, transition, retention, and graduation of University of Connecticut students.
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