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Support for University of Connecticut students

You’ll receive expert support when you apply to the University of Connecticut with Kaplan, and our staff will be there to help you along the way.

As a UConn student, you’ll benefit from the University’s specialized student services, which include academic support, career development and fun cultural and social activities to help you make the most of your study experience.

Application and pre-arrival support from Kaplan

The US university admissions process can be complex, so we’re here to answer any questions you may have, and to make sure your application best reflects your unique skills and strengths.

We can help you through the application process, and will provide guidance all the way to enrollment. Some benefits include:

  • no application fee
  • keeping you on track with important deadlines
  • review of English and academic qualifications
  • free English exam if you don’t have an English score
  • assistance preparing all required supporting documents and reviewing your personal statement
  • guidance on applying for your visa

International Student & Scholar Services

UConn is dedicated to supporting its international students throughout their studies. The University’s International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team provides orientation for new students and ongoing support services in a welcoming environment so that you can adjust easily to life in the USA. Through ISSS, you’ll have opportunities to enjoy special events like WorldFest, an annual celebration of UConn’s international community, as well as initiatives such as mentorship and buddy programs.

You’ll also have access to ISSS’ wealth of resources: whether you have questions about US culture and customs or need advice on health and insurance, you can find lots of help and guidance at ISSS.

Housing and meals

With many housing options available on the Storrs main campus and at UConn Stamford, including residence halls, suites, and apartments, at UConn you can find housing that makes you feel at home. You’ll feel safe, secure, and supported, and you can even join a Learning Community, which are residences where students with similar academic interests can live and study together.

9+ on-campus restaurants/cafés and 8 dining units

offering a wide range of meals

12,000+ students live in UConn residence halls

one of the highest percentages of students living on campus of any US public university

3 meal plan options

all offering unlimited access to dining during opening hours

48% of first-year students

join one of 30+ Learning Communities

Academic support

At UConn you can benefit from many different resources and you will be part of a community that wants you to succeed academically, so you’ll be sure to receive all the support you need.

Your academic experience in the USA may be different from what you have experienced in your home country, or elsewhere in the world. To help you adjust, you can go to ISSS for advice on aspects of student life such as classroom etiquette and extracurricular activities.

UConn offers excellent support to help you with your studies, including:

  • Academic Achievement Center resources
  • academic advising
  • peer tutoring
  • study groups
  • Writing Center workshops

Career development and graduate success

As a UConn student, you’ll have access to outstanding career preparation services. The Center for Career Development is where you’ll find everything from networking and internship opportunities to advice on writing your résumé and preparing for interviews. There are also lots of career fairs and webinars throughout the year so that you can explore your options and get ready for your career.

The University’s excellent reputation for producing high-achieving graduates attracts prominent and respected employers. More than 700 employers recruit at the University each year, with some of the top hiring employers including Cigna, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, Yale University, Indeed.com, and IBM.

84% of graduates

reported having a positive career outcome (Class of 2020)

87% of students

with positive career outcomes reported participating in experiential learning prior to graduation (2019–20)

You can also benefit from the Center for Career Development’s affinity community for international students, where you can see success stories, connect with alumni and mentors, and read articles with advice specific to international students.

Health and safety on campus

UConn takes student health and well-being seriously and has impressive measures in place to ensure its campus is safe and secure. The University’s Division of Public Safety includes its own police and fire departments, and its campus-wide alert notification system, UConn Alert, keeps the community informed in the event of an emergency.

In addition, Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is available for primary medical care, mental health services, and more, to support your physical and emotional well-being.

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