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 Access & Postsecondary Success (CAPS)

Formerly known as the Center for Academic Programs, CAPS 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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  • May 2024
    2020. Remember when the world turned upside down that year? The Center for Access and Postsecondary Success (CAPS) (formerly known as Student Support Services) Summer Program shifted online that year, throwing us into uncharted waters. Students in that cohort had their high school graduation ceremonies canceled, participated in the Summer Program online, and completed their […]
    Posted on May 22, 2024
  • April 2024
    The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) provides holistic support, career and professional development advising, community, and a commitment to undergraduate research for students that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Supported by the National Science Foundation, LSAMP works for the undergraduate success of its scholars and at UConn, utilizes the majority of its participant […]
    Posted on April 19, 2024
  • March 2024
    In the ever-evolving landscape of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship education at the University of Connecticut, the UConn Innovation Zone (IZone) stands as a beacon of progress and opportunity. With a staggering 7,639 sign-ins recorded during the 2022-2023 academic year—an impressive 22% increase from the previous year, the IZone continues to grow and evolve to meet […]
    Posted on March 20, 2024