Program Rules & Regulations

The following rules and regulations apply to all participants. Failure to comply will lead to disciplinary action and potentially dismissal from the program. Participants (or their parents, guardians or other sponsors or supporters) who are dismissed from Pre-College Summer are not entitled to refunds of any kind from the Program.

Attendance and Participation

Participants are expected to attend the academic course(s) for which they are enrolled, scheduled mandatory workshops, as well as social and recreational activities of their choosing. Participants are expected to be punctual and to participate in a respectful manner. If for any reason the participant is unable to attend or arrive on time to a course, workshop or activity, the participant must contact a staff member (in most cases, their assigned Community Manager). Recurring tardiness or absenteeism will lead to notification of the parent/guardian and may lead to dismissal from the Program.

Supervision

The Program is an exploratory academic program for mature, self-motivated high-school students looking to gain a pre-college summer experience. Participants are required to attend all courses and workshops, and are strongly encouraged to engage in social activities. The ability of participants to follow Program and University rules, Federal, State and local laws, and to act independently in a supportive college setting is required.

Although participants will have contact information for Community Managers at all times while participating in the Program, staff and/or faculty supervision is provided during the following scheduled activities: courses, faculty meetings, workshops, and social activities. During free time and social and recreational activities, participants may choose to engage in independent, small, or large group activities of their choosing.

Harassment, Hazing, Intimidation and/or Bullying

Participants must show respect for the rights and safety of others in the community and must not engage in any form of harassment, hazing, intimidation or bullying. This includes any behavior, through any medium (e.g. phone calls, video calls, WebEx, texting, chat rooms, social media platforms, video games, etc.), intended to offend or intimidate another person, including participants, staff or faculty.

Participation in any form of harassment, hazing, bullying, or intimidation is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Program. Prohibited conduct includes sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexually explicit messages (emails, texts, etc.), threats of violence, and cyberbullying. Parents/guardians and participants may familiarize themselves with UConn’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence (https://policy.uconn.edu/2015/12/29/policy-against-discrimination-harassment-and-related-interpersonal-violence/), by which Program participants and staff abide.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Illegal/Prohibited Behavior

Participants must abide by all applicable Federal, State, local laws and UConn policies, codes and procedures (https://community.uconn.edu/student-behavior/) as well as all Program rules and regulations. Any participant who endangers their own health or safety or the health or safety of another participant, staff member, or faculty member will be subject to disciplinary action. 

Consumption, possession, or being in the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs/substances is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Program, as is possession or use of drugs/vape paraphernalia, firearms, knives,  and other weapons.

 

Sexual Activity

Participants may not engage in any sexual activity.

Property Damage and Intellectual Property

The parents/guardians of Program participants are financially responsible for any damage or loss suffered by UConn and/or any Program-affiliated locations/events caused by their child/ward. This includes the theft of intellectual property through the non-consensual recording, photographing, screen-grabbing, and downloading of program files and resources.

Emergency Contact Notification Policy

In the event of an emergency, appropriate University personnel will make necessary efforts to contact parents/guardians of Program participants. In the case that contact cannot be made with parents/guardians, Program staff will attempt to contact listed emergency contacts.
In the extreme case that staff cannot contact parents/guardians and/or listed emergency contacts, University/Program staff will make decisions based on the emergency.

Use of Visual/Audio/Mobile Technology Device Policy

The Program is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to learning. When participating in an organized Program event/activity participants are expected to utilize only course-related technologies. The use of non-class related websites, cell phones, cameras and other visual or audio devices/platforms is prohibited unless otherwise noted by staff or a course instructor. Participants should be respectful of all individuals, and should ask permission of others prior to taking and/or sharing photos, videos, and other media.

Computer/Technology Policy

The use of University-owned computer resources and technology for any purposes other than academic research and instruction is prohibited. The University has security systems in place to help to monitor and track threats in the university environment, but participants likely do not have many of the same protections available in their home or while travelling. Below are behavioral expectations that will protect participants, the Program, and the University.

Participants should use a screen lock when stepping away from their workspace/computer. Participants should never share their NetID password with anyone. Phishing attempts are on the rise, so participants should be wary of interactions they did not initiate and urgent requests for assistance they receive from anyone not associated with the Program. Participants should only use secure Wi-fi networks. Only use published Wi-Fi networks when travelling or in public. Participants should not leave university equipment (including software) unattended in vehicles or in public spaces.

Community Expectations

All participants are expected to be respectful and responsible members of the UConn community. Participants are expected to refrain from actions that prevent individuals from having a safe and respectful community learning experience. Any activity deemed to be a threat to the health and safety of participants is strictly prohibited.

Security Regulations

Safety and Security are a shared responsibility of Program staff and participants. Participants should never share their NetID and/or password with anyone but Program staff. Additionally, the sharing of HuskyCt pages, course links, and course materials is strictly prohibited.

Program Visitation

Program participants are the only people who should be participating in their scheduled session and may not have guests or visitors of any kind. This means that non-program participants (i.e. family members and friends) should not have access to program materials, course links, and program activities/workshops.

Disciplinary Sanctions

Failure to abide by the Program and Residence Hall rules and regulations (below), laws, policies, codes, procedures or failure to respect the authority of Program staff members in their enforcement, may result in sanctions including, but not limited to:

  • Parental/Guardian Contact
  • Limitations on Program events/activities
  • Verbal and/or written warnings
  • Restitution for property damage
  • Dismissal from the Program
  • If dismissal is deemed necessary, the participant will be sent home at the expense of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). No refunds will be issued.

Credit Course Overview and Policies

In addition to non-credit courses, UConn Pre-College Summer (PCS) also allows students the opportunity to take a UConn course for credit. At this time,  MGMT 2234 is the only course available for 3-credits during Summer 2021. By taking UConn courses through UConn PCS, students officially start their college career as a non-degree student. It is important that students understand this commitment and benefits when enrolling in a UConn credit course. 

UConn PCS Credit Course provides:

  • An introduction to college academics and rigor in a supportive setting
  • College credits that provide an academic head start on a college degree and other post-secondary opportunities
  • Potential opportunities for UConn PCS Alumni to study abroad, double major, or gain internship experience in college, or even graduate early
  • UConn credits on an official UConn transcript, transferable to other institutions
  • University resources, such as online classrooms and library access

Credit Course Policies

Grading. UConn courses taken through UConn PCS reflect the University grading scheme. UConn final grades are issued on an A - F scale. The grade that a student earns will appear on their official UConn transcript, listed on the non-degree portion.

Explanation Grade Grade Points Credits
Excellent A

A-

4.0

3.7

Yes

Yes

Very Good B+ 3.3 Yes
Good B

B-

C+

3.0

2.7

2.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Average C 2.0 Yes
Fair C- 1.7 Yes
Poor D+

D

1.3

1.0

Yes

Yes

Merely Passing D- 0.7 Yes
Failure F 0.0 No
Incomplete I 0.0 No
Withdrawal W 0.0 No

 

  • I (incomplete): A student has not completed all of the assessments due to extenuating circumstances, but work completed is of passing quality and a make-up schedule has been agreed upon with the faculty and UConn PCS Program Office.
  • W (Withdrawal) - A student is no longer physically sitting in the course, nor getting UConn credit. The W grade will appear on the official transcript and receive no refund.  
  • Course Drop: Students can drop from the course by June 25, 2021 by contacting the UConn PCS Program Office. A full refund will be issued for UConn Course Fees and PCS Program Fees. 

Transcripts. Students are responsible for requesting their official UConn transcript to be sent to the college or university of their choice. A transcript is only sent per request of the Student. Detailed instructions on the transcript request process can be found on our Request a Transcript page.

All UConn credits earned through courses taken through UConn PCS will appear on a student’s UConn transcript, on the non-degree portion. If a student plans to attend UConn, the student will need to meet with their UConn advisor to elect to move their UConn PCS credits to the degree portion of their academic record, or to reject them. Specific policies and deadlines in regards to transferring credits vary by school. Students must meet with their UConn advisor to make an educated decision on how to use the credits they have earned or visit Pending Class Rules at Non-Degree Decisions page for more information.

UConn Course Fees and UConn PCS Program Fees. By registering for a UConn course through UConn PCS, students have a financial obligation to the University of Connecticut. Students are financially responsible for all courses for which they enroll. Students and Authorized Users are notified by e-mail when their e-bill is ready to be viewed. Payment can be made online, by mail, or in person. Failure to receive an email bill notification does not absolve students of the responsibility of payment by the due date.

The total cost for a UConn credit course through UConn PCS is $3,000. This total consists of UConn Course Fees and UConn PCS Program Fees. For a breakdown of the fees please see the table provided below.

University standard policies on late fees, returned checks, and collections will apply.

UConn Course Fees and UConn PCS Program Fees Breakdown: 

Fees Amount Payment Due Drop (full refund minus the non-refundable $65 enrollment fee and $300  deposit) Payment Method 
UConn Course Fees:

University Course Fees are calculated based on $601 per credit for all undergraduate courses. Additionally a $65 non-refundable enrollment fee for non-UConn students and a $30 technology fee is added to all undergraduate level courses. 

$1898 April 26, 2021 June 25, 2021 Pay via Student Admin with your netID and password. Payment instructions can be found here: https://confluence.uconn.edu/ikb/student-administration-system/students/finances-student/managing-your-billing-and-payments 
Program Fees:

UConn PCS Program Fees primarily support the administrative functions of the program. Staff, faculty, workshops, materials, social programs , maintenance of technology benefits, and program communication materials are funded through the fee structure. The $300 non-refundable deposit is also included. UConn PCS Program Fees are not part of the University tuition structure.

$1102 June 1, 2021 June 25, 2021  Pay via Student Portal with your application credentials found here: https://connect.pcs.uconn.edu/apply/status
Total Amount Due $3000 - - -
  • Payment Policy: 
    • UConn Course Fees: Students can view and pay Course Fees by accessing their student account in the Student Administration System with their netID and password. 
    • UConn PCS Program Fees: Students can view and pay Program Fees by accessing the Status Portal
  • Refund Policy: UConn Course fees and UConn PCS Program fees will be refunded for students that formally drop the course by the posted drop deadline of June 25, 2021. Non-attendance in a course will not make you eligible for a refund, as you are fully responsible for contacting the UConn PCS Program Office to drop on time. 

Non-refundable fees for students that drop by June 25, 2021:

  • A $65.00 non-refundable UConn Course enrollment fee. 
  • A $300.00 non-refundable UConn PCS Program deposit is required to commit to the program at the time of course enrollment. This deposit will be credited to your UConn PCS Program Fee balance and will be collected when students accept the offer of admission.
  • Late Fee Policy. A $150 late fee will be applied only to students who do not pay their UConn Course Fee bill for a course by April 26, 2021. 
    • Students who register after the UConn Course Fee payment date of April 26, 2021 will have 10 days from the date they enroll to submit their payment before the $150 late fee applies.
  • Returned Checks Policy. Checks returned by the bank for any reason will be removed from the account and late fees will apply. There is a $25 charge for any returned check.
  • Collections Policy. All UConn PCS students no longer enrolled in UConn PCS courses who have outstanding UConn Course Fee charges on their accounts will be referred to the University Collections Office.

Academic Integrity. UConn PCS Students must adhere to the academic integrity policy set by the University of Connecticut. This includes UConn policies 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 Community Standards website.

NetIDs. A NetID is a unique identifier (combination of letters and numbers) created by the University that allows access to University technology services. Your NetID is needed to access the Student Administration System (pay Course Fees bill, view grades, request a transcript), library resources, and HuskyCT. You will also use your NetID to set up your UConn e-mail account. UConn Information Technology Services (ITS) will send a NetID e-mail to your personal e-mail address and provide you with your NetID and instructions on how to activate and set a NetID password. Your NetID is your unique identifier, and should not be shared. Memorize your NetID and password! You will need this information to access most University online services. For help visit the NetID website.

Student Administration System. The University of Connecticut’s Student Administration System (SAS) manages UConn student records.

In SAS you have access to:

  • View your course enrollment
  • Pay your course fee bill
  • View your course grade
  • Request your transcript
  • Assign a Delegate, such as a parent, for access to your educational records
  • Add an Authorized User, such as a parent, for payments

To access SAS, you will use your NetID and password to log in.

Most universities and colleges throughout North America use similar SA systems, so getting accustomed to using this to manage your records is a valuable college experience.

FERPA. Once a student is enrolled in University of Connecticut courses, they are considered a UConn Student and their education and financial records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For purposes of compliance with FERPA, the University considers all students, regardless of age or tax dependency status, to be independent. As a result, with only limited exceptions, we will need your UConn ECE Student’s documented permission in order for us to communicate with you. To better understand how this law impacts you and your student, please visit the FERPA website.

Even with the constraints of FERPA, UConn offers several options for parents to communicate with us on their student’s behalf. As a parent/guardian you may become a FERPA Designee, an Authorized User, and/or be granted Delegate Access.

Interpretation and Additional University Policies

Any question of interpretation regarding policies included in this document shall be referred to the Director of Pre-College Summer for final determination. For additional information about University policies and codes, please see http://policy.uconn.edu/ and visit http://community.uconn.edu/ to review The Student Code.

Note: Program Rules and Regulations are subject to change. A complete list of Program rules and regulations is included in the required Program Rules, Regulations, and Liability Form. This is a required form collected upon course enrollment. Any question of interpretation regarding policies included in this document shall be referred to the Director of Pre-College Summer for final determination. For additional information about University policies and codes, please visit http://policy.uconn.edu/ and visit http://community.uconn.edu/ to review The Student Code.