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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Upcoming Events

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  • February 2024
    In the fall of 2023, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UConn Learning Communities Program in the top 25 of programs nationally. Earlier this month the Office of First Year Programs, Learning Communities, the Academic Achievement Center, and Innovation Zone (FYPLCAACIZ) welcomed Learning Community collaborators from across campus, alumni and friends, and current students […]
    Posted on February 23, 2024
  • January 2024
    The Center for Access and Postsecondary Success (CAPS) is expanding student support across three regional campuses under the guidance of three inaugural Directors of Student Success, Equity, and Inclusion (SSEI).   In September 2023 Nicole Ariyavatkul and Joanna Rivera Davis began their roles at the University of Connecticut Waterbury and Hartford campuses, respectively. In December 2023 […]
    Posted on January 24, 2024
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