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Students can begin their UConn career at the Avery Point campus and seamlessly transition to the main campus in Storrs to complete their degree or begin their academic journey here and stay for four years. High-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art research laboratories, a bustling student center, and a rich waterfront program combine to give students a first-class educational experience and opportunities for a vibrant campus life.
It’s all UConn. But at Avery Point, it’s UConn with an ocean view.
Newly Admitted Students
Welcome to UConn Nation at Avery Point!
Admitted Students Fall 2017
We are excited that you have chosen to attend UConn Avery Point. We are looking forward to seeing you at Orientation and helping you get started as a UConn Husky. Check out our New Student Checklist, below, to be sure you have “smooth sailing” at our beautiful campus-by-the-sea!
New Student Checklist
As a UConn student, you will learn how to take personal responsibility for your academic and social choices, to pay attention to University requirements and fee deadlines, to know how to seek assistance, and to get involved with campus life. Your two-part Orientation to Avery Point is where you will:
- Learn about academic requirements and register for classes.
- Visit campus offices and learn about student services.
- Learn what you can do to “protect our pack.”
- Meet other students and discover how you will easily fit in with our campus community!
We have provided a great deal of information for you on-line. This information will not be repeated at Orientation, so please take the time to work through this website in order to be well prepared for Orientation. Without advanced preparation, you may not be able to complete the class registration process once you are at Orientation!
Pay your enrollment deposit. Pay $300 deposit by May 1 or within 10 days from the receipt of your official admission letter if after May 1. Visit the Admissions website for details and instructions.
Activate your NetID. An email providing your NetID and activation information was sent from University Information Technology Services when you applied for admission. You will use your NetID to access the Student Administration (SA) System, HuskyCT, and other technology services. If you participated in UConn Early College Experience (ECE), your NetID will not change. Visit NetID if you have questions or need to reset your password.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you wish to apply for Financial Aid. If applying after March 1, you will still be considered for Financial Aid (if eligible); however, funds are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information about getting started, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.
Review and Accept Any Financial Aid Offer. If you were awarded financial aid, log into the Student Administration System to view and accept, reduce or decline your offer. Offers of financial aid will become available beginning mid-March.
Complete Step 1 of the Technology Tutorial. The University expects students to show competence in a wide variety of technology applications. To that end, the University offers a three-part mandatory technology training tutorial.
Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam.
Complete Placement Testing. Especially critical is the Math Placement Exam for all students majoring in a science or math based major. Students who would like administrative support while taking the on-line test can register to take the MPE at Avery Point by calling (860) 405-9024.
NOTE: If your major requires that you take the Math Placement Exam, and you do not do so before Orientation, you will not be able to register for classes.
Register for New Student Orientation Part 1
Select an Orientation Day – New Freshmen Students
Freshman Orientation Part I (June and August) is a full, fast-paced day that introduces you to the University and offers a preview of what to expect in your first semester. Be sure to pick an Orientation Day when you will have no other outside commitments. You MUST arrive on time and stay for the entire day – no exceptions – so be sure you do not have family or work commitments that would interfere with your participation! Students who choose to leave before the official end of the Orientation program will have the classes that they registered for at Orientation dropped from their schedule.
The program includes course registration, a tour of campus services, discussion of critical social issues facing college students, mandatory financial and bystander training, and a chance to make new friends. For best selection of courses, choose an earlier Orientation date; classes fill quickly, and you will have fewer courses to choose from if you attend a later session!
Parent/Guardian Orientation is scheduled concurrently with Freshman Orientation Part I, but separate from the students. Parents/guardians will be introduced to campus services and given an opportunity to learn about degree requirements, classroom expectations, finances, and campus life opportunities for your student, including a campus tour. Each freshman student is allowed to bring 2 adults to participate in the Parent/Guardian program.
There is a $100.00 non-refundable charge to participate. Payment is made on-line when registering for Orientation, so have a credit card handy when you login. Freshmen who require financial assistance in order to attend should contact the Avery Point Bursars Office at (860) 405-9007.
The charge pays for:
Refreshments and lunch
Programmatic and administrative cost of the program
Participation in Orientation Part II
Orientation Part I begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Plan to arrive by 8:45 to check in. Each session is limited to 48 students. Orientation days are as follows:
Friday, June 2
Tuesday, June 6
Thursday, June 15
Wednesday, June 21
Tuesday, June 27
Wednesday, August 9 (for students admitted late to UConn)
To register for the program, you will need your NetID, a list of any ECE or AP courses you have taken, and a credit card; confirmation of your registration session will be e-mailed to you.
Students should be sure that all appropriate placement testing is complete prior to attending Orientation, or you will be unable to register for classes! See Placement Testing.
Confirming Your Session
An email confirmation will be sent almost instantaneously after you submit your orientation reservation. Any changes made to your orientation date after the confirmation email is sent will incur rescheduling fees, regardless of whether the orientation charge has been paid. Emails are sent to the personal email address that the University has on file and your UConn email account.
Contact the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.
Rescheduling a Confirmed Session
Confirmed sessions may only be changed in case of an emergency and are based on session availability. For more information on the process and how to make a request, please call the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024.
Please be advised that there is a $20 rescheduling fee for each request. Rescheduling requests made within five business days of your scheduled session date will be charged a $100 rescheduling fee.
Visit the Freshman Orientation Sign Up page to review the session schedule and sign up.
Select an Orientation Day – New Transfer (including BGS), Veteran and Non-Traditional Students
New Transfer (including BGS), Veteran and Non-Traditional Students
Orientation Part I is a streamlined program that includes course registration, a tour of campus services (daytime session only), mandatory financial and bystander training, and a presentation on campus services.
Transfer students who want a more traditional Orientation may request to attend the Freshman Orientation session; please call the Student Services Office at (860) 405-9024.
There is a $40.00 non-refundable charge to participate and no parent program. Payment is made on-line when registering for Orientation, so have your netID and a credit card handy when you login. Students who require financial assistance in order to attend should contact the Avery Point Bursars Office at (860) 405-9007.
The charge pays for:
Programmatic and administrative cost of the program
Orientation days are as follows:
Wednesday, June 7 from 1:00-5:00 PM
Monday, June 19 from 5:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday, August 9 from 9:00 -2:00 PM
Confirming Your Session
An email confirmation will be sent after you submit your orientation reservation. Emails are sent to the personal email address that the University has on file and your UConn email account.
Contact the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.
Rescheduling a Confirmed Session
Requests to reschedule are based on session availability. For more information, please call the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024.
Visit the Transfer Orientation Sign Up page to review the session schedule and sign up.
Preparing For Orientation Part I. (Be sure to complete the following tasks at least 12 business days before your selected date.)
1. Complete Step 2 of the Technology Tutorial.
2. Log into your Student Administration System to see if you have any holds; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help Holds can be placed on your record by various offices for a variety of reasons. If you see a hold which says “Enrollment Restricted” for any other reason than “Advising Required,” please contact the appropriate office. The “Advising Required” hold will be lifted at Orientation when you meet with your advisor. Enrollment holds issued by other offices such as the Bursar, Financial Aid, Student Health Services etc. need to be taken care of before orientation, otherwise you will not be able to register for classes.
3. Review the Course Placement website and, if you have not already done so, complete the Math Placement Assessment.
4. Parking: ALL Orientation attendees (freshman, transfer & parents/guardians) must have a parking permit for their vehicle in order avoid getting a parking ticket. The cost of the parking permit is covered in the Student Orientation program fee. Students will be e-mailed a link to obtain a parking permit with their Orientation session confirmation three days prior to the Orientation date. Each student will be e-mailed one temporary parking permit to use for the day of the program. If a family requires more than one vehicle on campus for Orientation, they will pay for their own parking in the designated visitor parking area.
Unfortunately, you risk getting a parking ticket if you do not have a permit or if you do not pay for visitor parking (unless you are a university student or employee and have a parking permit for a specific campus parking area).
5. Review Registration Basics to be prepared to make class choices. Registration Basics
Each course is assigned a certain number of “credits.” You can think of credits as an indication of the amount of time and work a class requires. Most classes carry 3 credits. You’ll see science lab classes, freshman composition, advanced math classes, and language classes that carry 4 credits. You’ll see 1 or 2-credit courses as well.
To qualify as a full time student, you must register for 12 credits. To carry a “full load” and to finish your degree in 8 semesters, you must carry at least 15 credits per semester. Students are allowed to take a maximum of 17 credits. Students who have a history of academic accomplishment can request to take more than 17 credits.
Most academic majors require 120 credits to graduate in addition to specific course requirements. Make sure you understand the requirements for YOUR major. Refer to the University Catalog for specific requirements and other information.
All students must take general education courses designed to broaden students’ knowledge of the world we live in. Students should concentrate on taking gen ed classes in their first two years. There are “content areas” of gen eds (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and Diversity and Multiculturalism) in addition to “competencies” (Computer Technology, Information Literacy, Quantitative, Second Language, and Writing). Many academic plans require specific gen ed classes as prerequisites for courses in the major; students should work closely with their advisor to make appropriate gen ed choices.
A “Service Indicator” is a hold on your account. This means that you have a problem that needs to be fixed before you will be allowed to make any changes to your records in Student Admin. The Service Indicator shows up as a red icon – a line inside a circle – on your screen. You can click on the circle to learn about the problem and how to remove the hold. Rule of thumb: If Student Admin won’t let you do something, there is a reason – go talk to the Registrar!
Some examples of why a student record might have a “service indicator”:
Students are not allowed to register until they meet with an advisor.
Students may not add any courses if their bill was not paid by the deadline.
Students may not make any changes in their account if they have not submitted their health immunization record.
Planning your schedule
Leave space between classes for built-in study time, or to clear your head so you can refocus for the next class. Taking three classes back-to-back will be really hard!
Register for a First Year Experience class to ease the transition into college. The UNIV 1800 course focuses on knowledge of university procedures, campus community building, study skills, lifestyle decisions, and meeting new people. Each course has a particular focus and flavor to meet individual preferences. All freshmen are highly encouraged to register for one of these classes!
Choose courses most appropriate for your major: For example, do not register for a science class designed for science majors (even if it meets general education requirements), unless you are a science major!
Modify your schedule: Students may drop or add a class in Student Admin until the 10th day of the semester. Students may withdraw from a class until the 9th week of the semester, but must do so through a manual process; students who wish to withdraw after the 10th day should go to the Registrar’s Office.
Participate in a Service Learning or Community Outreach activity, such as mentoring a child or joining Husky Ambassadors.
Plan for your commute: Being a full time student is like having a full-time job. Consider arriving on campus at 8 a.m. and not leaving until 5 p.m. Get your studying done while you are here. Leave plenty of time for your drive, to allow for any hold-ups on the road.
Mark your calendar for New Student Orientation Part 2, Friday, August 25; 3:00-6:00.
Orientation Part II and other “First Week” events
Don’t miss Orientation Part II! Plan to attend the program on Friday, August 25 from 3:00-6:00 PM. The program is critical in making sure that you know just what to do when classes start on August 28. This is a great opportunity to re-connect with your Orientation group, pick up your books, have some fun with other new students, and know what to expect in your classes on Monday! There will be opportunities to learn about campus clubs, meet student leaders, hear a fabulous guest presenter, and review critical tasks to complete as a new student at UConn. The Orientation is for students only – sorry, there is no parent program.
Orientation Part II is a critical introduction for freshmen. Transfer, veteran and non-traditional students are also welcome to attend, particularly if a review of campus requirements would be useful to you.
Freshman students who do not attend Orientation Part II will be required to attend a mandatory freshman meeting during the first week of classes.
Other things to do in the first week of the semester:
Stop by the Welcome Table on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29. If the weather is good, we’ll be outside near the sidewalk. We’ll have a newsletter and maybe some other goodies. Questions? Need an Events Calendar? Stop by and say hello!
Pick up your Student ID from the Library.
Look at an events calendar for the semester and get involved!
Upload a Photo for Your Husky One Card. For photo guidelines and upload instructions visit How to Upload Your Photo for Your UConn Husky One Card (PDF). If you do not upload a photo, you will have an opportunity to have your ID photo taken at Orientation.
Log into your Student Administration System to see if you have any holds.
The Center for Students with Disabilities: If you are a student with a disability and require accommodations, please register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) prior to the start of the semester. Complete information regarding accommodations, services and programs coordinated through the Center can be found on the CSD website. Huskies with a NetID can register with the CSD online via MyAccess on the CSD homepage; paper-based Student Information Forms are available to download from the CSD website. Please contact the Avery Point liaison to the CSD, Trudy Flanery, at (860) 405-9024 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Register your cell phone at the University’s Alert Notification
GoogleApps@UConn is the official means of communication used at the University and is the primary form of communication used by faculty and staff. You should make a habit of checking your e-mail every day. Many University offices, including the Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid will ONLY communicate with you through your UConn email account.
Submit Your Official Final Transcript by July 1.
Submit Your Official Final Transcript – First-year freshmen will need to submit their official final high school/secondary school transcript, including graduation date. Transcripts must be submitted to UConn directly from the secondary institution either electronically or by mail in a sealed envelope.
Transferring Credit – If you have participated in a concurrent partnership program while in high school, official transcripts should be sent to the University of Connecticut directly by the participating college or university. Credit is considered for transfer, but some restrictions can apply. For example, online laboratory science courses are not transferable. UConn considers all courses completed in partnership programs for transfer credit in keeping with NACEP standards.
Transfer Credit Reports are made available to incoming freshman when credits are posted early in the first semester. If you took AP courses or IB courses in high school, many of those equivalencies can be viewed online.
Parents who would like to receive occasional e-mailed announcements from the Avery Point campus can sign up for the parent listserve by linking to AVPT_Parent-L.
Submit your Health History Form by July 1.
Students who are not compliant with all of the required immunizations by the 10th day of classes will have a hold put on their account which will prevent them from per-registering for spring classes until the Health History Form is turned in. Upload your completed health history form through the Student Health Services Student Portal. If you have questions, you should call Student Health Services in Storrs at (860) 486-4700.
Pay your UConn tuition/fee bill. All billing and financial aid information is accessible via the Student Administration website. Students must view the financials link to access their bill and their financial aid package. No bill will be sent to you via US Postal Service. It is each student’s responsibility to pay the fees by the due date. Failure to make payment by the due date will result in the addition of a late fee or cancellation of the privileges accorded a student, including registration.
Register and pay for your parking pass online by August 24.
Parking Decal: You must register and pay for your parking pass on-line. Parking rules are strictly enforced; students without a parking pass WILL BE TICKETED!
Complete AlcoholEdu: As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, UConn requires all incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu. Students who have already completed AlcoholEdu at their previous institution will receive an email about the waiver option requirements that need to be received prior to August 21 for review to be waived from the program.
Submit a health insurance waiver by September 15 if you are waiving the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
Submit a health insurance waiver if you are waiving the University-sponsored health insurance plan. Students may request health insurance waivers between June 15 and September 15. Insurance charges cannot be waived after September 15. Students for whom spring will be their first semester at UConn must waive by February 5.
Consider the on-campus “cash points” meal option.
Mort’s, the dining facility at Avery Point, offers a “Cash Points” Meal Plan for students at Avery Point. After your initial minimum purchase of $100.00 ($1.00/point), any additional dollar amount may be purchased. These points never expire and will roll over from semester to semester. Use this meal plan at Mort’s and receive a 15% discount at point of purchase. Also, when you show your UConn ID card, you will not have to pay Connecticut sales tax.
Explore off-campus housing
Interested in living close to campus? The University of Connecticut Avery Point campus does not have University owned housing available. The campus has, however, forged relationships with several apartment complexes in the Groton community where our students can choose to live.
Prepare to be a successful college student.
How to spend your time:
These are the two cardinal rules for successful students:
- Show up! Go to class. Study everything the professor suggests. Remember that “reading” is not the same as “studying.” The professor will not cover all the material in class; you need to learn on your own!
- Count your study hours! Schedule your study time. Every hour in class requires 2-3 hours study time outside of class. A student carrying a full load (15 credits) should spend 45 hours per week on classes.
Designate specific time to study specific classes. Post the schedule where you will see it every day. Count your hours at the end of the week – did you put in 45 hours? You can study less and pass the class, but if you want to really learn the material (hence earning an A), you need multiple exposures to the material (e.g. don’t just read the chapter, study it– outline, underline, self-quiz, flashcards, etc.)
Studying is most effective in small blocks of time; avoid “marathon” study sessions on weekends or before an exam. You want to learn and know the material forever; cramming is an ineffective strategy.
Plan a good spot for studying. Home can be “too” comfortable, or home can have too many distractions (friends, internet, or family responsibilities). Take advantage of the Library, Student Center, Academic Center, Mort’s Cafe, empty classrooms, etc.
Should you have a job? If you’re working on classes for 40+ hours a week, how can you hold down a job for 40 hours a week? Many students at Avery Point have jobs; be reasonable about how many hours per week you work.
We know that life sometimes throws curveballs. If you run into ANY trouble, see Trudy Flanery, Director of Student Services right away to discuss your options. Branford House 306, (860) 405-9024.
Personal Counseling: We do not offer comprehensive mental health services. There is, however, a personal counselor on campus. Go see him if you need help getting over a “bump” in the road. Academic Building room 114F, (860) 405-9044.
What Makes Avery Point Great
Your professors will notice you. Small classes mean you get to know people. Be sure to take advantage of instructor’s office hours to maximize your learning.
Become part of the Avery Point community. Meet other students by joining in campus activities or relaxing in the student center. Get involved with ASG, join the sailing or martial arts club, become a Husky Ambassador, or start something new!
Lots of opportunities! There are a lot of faculty, staff, services, academic and research opportunities, and social programs for you on campus.
We want you to succeed! We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t interested in your academic success! So come see us if you have a question!
Academic Center: Open to all students for group study, tutoring, and other assistance with academics or related subjects.
Academic Advising: Students will be assigned to either a faculty member or to a professional staff member for advising. All students are welcome to utilize the services in the Advising Center, Branford House 314.
Admission and Recruitment: Provides information for students considering attendance at UConn. Provides assistance with admissions appeal process and requests to change major in the summer prior to the first semester of attendance. (860) 405-9026.
Bursar (paying your bills): Pay on-line through the Student Administration website. Questions? Contact Joyce Wood, Branford House 312, (860) 405-9007 or email@example.com.
Campus Operations Office: Branford House 308.
Counseling Services: Available on a drop-in basis (ACD 114F) or by appointment. Call (860) 405-9044.
Dining: Mort’s Café is located in the Student Center. A discount meal program is available – call (860) 486-3128 for more information.
Disability Accommodations: Information is available on the Center for Disabilities website, or call (860) 405-9024 to make an appointment with Trudy Flanery, Director of Student Services.
Off-Campus Housing: For information about local apartments, or for help in finding roommates, contact Lisa Hastings at (860) 405-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration: Assistance with any question related to course registration, Branford House 313 and 315, (860) 405-9019 or (860) 405-9017.
Student Activities: Avery Point is a vibrant community with active student clubs and campus events.
Student Services: Provides assistance with a wide variety of student issues, for example, extended illness, classroom accommodations, rescheduling exams, problem with a class, campus change, need to withdraw. This is the office to call when you don’t know who to call! (860) 405-9024 Branford House 306.
Student Support Services (SSS): Students enrolled in this program register for summer classes prior to their freshman year, and receive direct academic support throughout their years at UConn. Located on the second floor of the Community and Professional Building.
UConn Connects: A program that matches a student with a mentor for weekly meetings, to help with adjustment to college or support the establishment of good study habits.
Veteran’s Services: Avery Point has a Veteran’s Center located on the second floor of the Library.
UConn students may move freely between the 4 regional campuses (Avery Point, Hartford, Waterbury and Stamford) to take their classes. In order to move to the Storrs campus, however, students must adhere to the campus-change requirement for their particular major. These requirements are enforced in order to manage enrollment at the main campus.
Students choose Avery Point for many reasons:
- outstanding quality of the academic experience.
- live at home and save some money
- small size and setting
- accepting admission to Avery Point as a second choice — these students find that they benefit from what our campus has to offer, that is, small size, small classes, individual attention, excellent learning opportunities, and easy access to the faculty.
- And, of course, we have this beautiful location.
Students can remain at Avery Point for the entire four years of study and complete a degree in:
- American Studies
- Maritime Studies
- Marine Sciences
- Bachelor of General Studies
For other academic programs, students will need to take upper-division courses at the main campus in Storrs or at a different regional campus. When students switch their registration between campuses, the University calls it a “campus change” (it is NOT a transfer).
When Do Students Change Campuses?
Most Avery Point students are required to complete 54 credits of course work (usually four semesters of enrollment) before changing to the Storrs campus. Credits brought in through ECE, AP, or transfer work will count toward the required 54 credits.
Any exceptions to the 54 credit rule are authorized only if the students’ academic program requires them to be in Storrs for the sophomore year. Students should be vigilant to enroll in the required freshman year courses for these majors in order to qualify for the early campus change. Academic advisors are available to help students enroll in the appropriate courses and answer any questions about specific courses required for majors.
Myths About Campus Change
The first myth about campus change is that students have to reapply to go to Storrs. Avery Point students are already UConn students, so they do not reapply, and they do not “transfer” (“transfer” is a term for students who are moving to UConn from another University). Instead they do what is called a “campus change.” Students simply fill out a form notifying the Registrar that they want to change campuses. If students want to change to Storrs and meet the requirement for change, that is, if they have completed 54 credits of course work, or if they have completed the courses required for a campus change in particular programs with a lower credit requirement, then they are approved.
The second myth is that campus change approval is based on academic success. In truth, the guidelines are in place to manage enrollment at the main campus, particularly the general education courses. Whether the student is on probation or on the Dean’s List, they must meet the 54 credit rule in order to go to Storrs.
Campus Change Timeline
A Campus Change Meeting is held twice a year: in October for students who wish to change campuses for the spring semester and in February for students who wish to change campuses for the fall semester. To request the change, students submit a Campus Change Form to the Registrar; this is a short form that formalizes the students’ request to change campuses, and can be completed in just a few minutes.
The deadline for requesting on-campus housing is late October for the spring semester and early March for fall semester. Students go on-line to apply for on-campus housing, and their campus change MUST be approved before they can apply for on-campus housing. On-campus housing is guaranteed to all Avery Point students changing to the Storrs campus as long as they meet the housing deadlines.
Add/Drop: The first 10 days of fall and spring semesters when students can continue to change their course schedules online without getting special permission. After Add/Drop ends, you cannot add or drop classes online; you may still withdraw from a class until the ninth week, but you will need to see the Registrar to do so. Check with the registrar about Add/Drop deadlines for shorter terms, summer sessions, May term or intersession courses.
ADVAPP: A website used by many advisors to schedule appointments. Students should go to ADVAPP and choose Avery Point from the drop-down menu to see if their advisor is listed.
ASG: Associated Student Government is the largest student group on campus. ASG is responsible for many programs and events on campus. ASG serves as the voice of the students.
Campus Change: The process of changing your registration from one UConn campus to another.
Catalog: On-line publication containing academic regulations, course descriptions and requirements for majors and minors, as well as requirements for the individual Schools and Colleges. Students are held to the requirements listed in the catalog for the year they enter their major.
Day 10/Fixed Enrollment Date: Each semester, final financial aid awards will be based on your enrollment status (number of credits) at the University of Connecticut at the end of the Add/Drop period (tenth day of the semester). Appropriate adjustments to the award package will be made at that time.
Electives: Courses that a student may take that do not fulfill any major/minor or general education requirements.
FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed in order to receive financial aid.
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that mandates the students’ rights with regards to their educational records.
Full Load of Classes: 15 or more credits.
Full-Time Student: A student enrolled for 12 or more credits.
First Year Experience Class: Courses that help freshmen make a smooth transition into life as a University student. These courses are offered under the University (UNIV 1800) listings.
GPA – Term (Semester or Term Grade Point Average): Includes all courses graded A-F in a single term, either a fall or spring semester or a summer session. This average is computed by dividing all credits attempted at UConn for a single term into the total grade points for that term.
GPA – Cum. (Cumulative Grade Point Average): Averages all courses graded A-F that a student has taken at UConn. This average is computed by dividing total accumulated credits attempted at UConn into the total accumulated grade points.
Homer: Name of the library catalog; named for the Storrs library namesake, Homer Babbidge.
HuskyCT: This is a website that many instructors use to enhance their courses. It is used to post homework assignments, post review materials or online quizzes, and to enable students from the class to communicate with each other, among other things.
Husky OneCard: A photo ID, issued when students come to campus, that is used at many University offices and facilities and to get into University events. It also serves as a library card, as a debit card for purchases in the Co-Op or Mort’s Cafe, for printing in the library and computer lab, and to hold Husky Bucks for on-campus purchases, particularly the meal plan.
MPA: The Math Placement Assessment, sometimes referred to as ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces). Math assessment software used to determine best math placement for students pursuing majors that depend on a thorough knowledge of mathematics.
Permission Numbers: Unique random numbers issued by instructors that are used to allow students into courses whether or not they are full. The same numbers allow students into courses, who would be otherwise blocked.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Courses that must be taken prior to, or concurrently with, a specific course.
Student Admin: The online system which allows students to register for classes, view and print a schedule, accept financial aid and pay their bills, and view their grades from any computer. Access to the system requires the use of your NetID and a password.
Student Admin Class Search: The method used to find courses offered in a given semester. A printed directory is not available.
Title IV Waiver: The waiver allows the University to apply your scholarship or any form of financial aid to cover your entire bill, rather than only the tuition portion of your bill. You should complete this waiver in your Student Admin account.
Transfer Credits: Refers to credits from classes taken at other colleges or universities.