Apply for UConn’s Pre-College Summer Program

The application system will be made available by December 14, 2017

Before Applying

Before you apply for Pre-College Summer, run through the checklist to be sure you understand the program:

  • Do you know what Pre-College Summer is all about? Read our Mission and Vision for an in-depth look at what we focus on.
  • Take a look at course descriptions. Think about the activities and course content, and your learning as an individual. Courses that are full will be indicated on this page.
  • Be sure to understand the typical PCS schedule. You will be in class about 19 hours per week (unless otherwise noted on the course description page), but will also be expected to attend exploratory workshops, nightly activities, and other fun programming events.
  • Think about this serious opportunity. Make sure you are a motivated student who wants to explore college academics and experience life as a college student.
    • Parents/guardians are also encouraged to think about this opportunity for their child. We look for motivated and passionate students who want to be here.
  • Take a moment to look over PCS program policies, including the residential life policy.
  • Read through the FAQ section for any answers to questions you have thought of.

Application Instructions:

The application for 2018 Pre-College Summer consists of two components: a completed online application and a $35 application fee.

1. A Completed Online Application (Made available on Thursday, December 14th, 2017)

The online application will require the following:

      • student and parent/guardian information
      • application questions
      • submission of unofficial transcript reflecting grades and attendance records including current and previous years in high school.
      • non-refundable $35 application processing fee

To prepare students for applying, the application questions are listed below. Students will not be considered for this program until this application has been fully completed, and the non-refundable application fee of $35 has been paidStudents only need to apply once, even if planning to attend for multiple sessions.

Please answer each of the following questions on the online application. Each answer should be between 150 – 300 words

1.  Why are you interested in UConn Pre-College Summer? How do you feel that this experience will prepare you for college?

2.  Which course(s) are you interested in? Why? (For students attending multiple sessions, please address your interest for all courses)

3.  Tell us about an experience in which you behaved in a socially mature way to help someone else or to help solve a problem.

Note: Students interested in Pre-Med: Explore the Medical Field, Pre-Med: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Pre-Med: Human Pathology: Injury & Trauma, or Pre-Med: Kinesiology: Functional Human Movement Science must be prepared to answer this supplemental question:

4.  Are you interested in pursuing a degree in the medical field? Why? If not, tell us why you are interested in a Pre-Med course.

2. Application Fee

Happy Holidays! The $35 application processing fee will be waived from December 14- January 1. 

 As of January 2nd, the non-refundable application processing fee of $35.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. A link to a payment portal system will be made available at that time.

Application Decisions:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and will be accepted until one week prior to the start of each session. Applications will be reviewed weekly, and applicants should expect a response within 5-7 business days with a decision, via the student and parent/guardian emails provided on the application.

Course Registration:

Once application materials have been reviewed, if approved, students will receive an email with a link and access code to register for their specific course(s). As courses fill up quickly, students are advised to register as soon as possible after being accepted. Spots in courses are not guaranteed.

There may be an instance where a student demonstrates interest for a course, but after acceptance, that course may be full. If this is the case, a student may register for another course and/or can be placed on the waiting list for their preferred course.

Additional Points to Consider:

  • Applications will not be accepted/reviewed until all materials are received and the application fee has been paid.
  • Applicants may be requested to provide additional materials. These may include additional transcripts, essays, or teacher recommendation.
  • Being accepted in the application process does not guarantee your spot in a specific course, as courses fill up quickly.
  • Courses may be cancelled at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.