Resources for Current Students

There many University offices and resources designed to help current UConn students succeed during their time on campus and beyond. Below is a collection of selected resources that are particularly relevant to CLAS undergraduate students.

Academic Calendar

Our events page includes a list of important dates from the UConn Academic Calendar, such as deadlines for adding and dropping courses and class registration periods.

Visit the Office of the Registrar's website for the full academic calendar.

Academic Exploration and Achievement

Academic Achievement Center (AAC)
The goal of the AAC is to help every student perform at their highest academic level. Student coaches in the AAC are successful UConn students trained to work one-on-one with peers. Areas of Interest include: study skills, memory techniques, time management, note taking, test preparation, goal setting, and more.

Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES)
The Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) is UConn’s academic advising program for students who want to explore the University’s academic opportunities before deciding on a field of study. ACES also works with students who must complete specific requirements before applying to a University program.

First-Year Programs & Learning Communities
First Year Programs & Learning Communities provides guidance, opportunities, and resources for students to successfully engage with the University and become learners with a purpose.

Advisement Report

The advisement report is available through the Student Administration System and helps students track their progress towards completing their academic program. It identifies completed and outstanding general education requirements, major requirements, and minor requirements. The advisement report projects ahead, assuming that all courses a student enrolls in will be successfully completed (i.e. a passing grade is earned).

To access this report, log into the Student Administration System:

  • From the Main Menu Self-Service window, select Student Center
  • Under Academics, navigate to Other Academics drop-down menu
  • Select Academic Requirements
  • Your Advisement Report should appear

Note: The “total units” statement for major credits and cumulative credits include credits from courses in progress, registered for, and courses with temporary grades (I, X, or N).

All requirements that are collapsed on this page have been successfully completed and requirements that are expanded are outstanding. To view this document as a PDF, select the View Report as PDF button on the top right-hand side of the page. The system will generate a comprehensive report denoting a student’s progress towards degree completion and highlight all outstanding requirements.

The report will list degree requirements in the following order: University requirements, CLAS-specific requirements, major requirements, and, if applicable, minor requirements. Since the University requirements are listed first, your report may note that you have completed the requirements for content area one, however, it is important to check your progress in content area one in the CLAS-specific section.

Additional Notes

  • The section noting the additional requirements of CLAS omits areas that do not differ from University requirements.
  • Course history is the last page of the PDF report. It indicates earned credits, which does not include credits that are in progress (IP).

Advising Terms and Definitions

The following terms and definitions may be used in meetings with your advisor or in reference to the Student Administration System.

Term Definition
Co-requisite Course that must be completed concurrently with another course.
Cross-listed number Courses listed under more than one academic department and/or course
Dynamic class search An easy course search engine that lists class information and availability in real-time
Enrollment appointment
(aka registration date or
pick date)
The date and time a student can begin registering for classes for the upcoming semester or term.
Instructor consent The Instructor’s consent is needed to enroll in the class. If consent is granted, the professor will assign the student a permission number that the student will use to enroll in the class.
Meets with Course could be offered together with another course, but not be the same (ie: meets with honors section that requires more academic work for those students). This does not necessarily mean you can enroll in the section. The classes meet together but may give different credit to the different sections.
NetID Your UConn ID number (i.e. xxx00000).
PeopleSoft # A student’s 7-digit StudentAdmin number (0000000).
Permission number Permission numbers may be used to a) gain access to instructor-consent-only classes, b) override co- and pre- requisites and c) overenroll a class.
Plan of Study A document that lists all the requirements necessary to complete a major or minor.
Pre-requisite Specific requirements that must be met prior to enrollment in a class. Examples include the completion of one or more class(es) and class standing. Class standing is based on the number of credits completed.
Reserve Cap Some class seats are reserved for students that meet a specific criteria (i.e. class standing, major, minor). The Dynamic Class Search lists the number of unreserved seats available.
Shopping cart The shopping cart is a holding area for the courses students wish to enroll in. Placing a class in the shopping cart does not complete enrollment nor does it place the student on the wait list. Students can place as many courses as well as multiple sections of the same course in their shopping cart. Back-up class options are highly encouraged.
Student Administration
Help System
A step-by-step pictorial view of how to complete frequently used functions in StudentAdmin.
University Catalog The University Catalog is a comprehensive list of all University and major requirements, course descriptions, and policies. This document explains students’ academic rights, responsibilities, and obligations.
Waitlist A function in StudentAdmin that allows students to identify their interest in enrolling in a specific class or section. Students that gain access to a waitlisted class may receive a permission number.

Cultural Centers and Diversity

Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC)
The AsACC provides resources to enhance the University’s diversity commitment through its recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, service, and outreach to the Asian American community on campus and beyond.

H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC)
The AACC promotes cultural preservation, leadership development, academic excellence, and intercultural communication through programs and activities that are designed to give students an appreciation and an understanding of the heritage and cultural experiences of African Americans and people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world.

Middle Eastern Cultural Programs (MECP)
The Middle Eastern Cultural Programs (MECP) strive to foster connections between students, promote the education of Middle Eastern culture, celebrate the intersectionality of identities, and advocate for the professional development of students

Native American Cultural Programs (NACP)
NACP is here to serve UConn’s Native and Indigenous students while educating our surrounding UConn community on our histories, cultures, traditional ways of life & more.

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
The Office of Institutional Equity ensures the University’s commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and social equity in teaching, research, outreach, and administration.

Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC)
The Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center’s mission is to improve the status of Latinx individuals and to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latinx individuals and Latin American cultures.

Rainbow Center
The Rainbow Center is committed to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, promoting education and healthy dialogue, and reducing the alienation and bias felt within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Women’s Center
The mission of the Women’s Center is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the achievement of gender equity at the University and within the community at large.

View a list of the College's academic centers and institutes.

View the College's diversity web page.

Dean of Students

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office serves as an advocate for students and as a centralized resource for connecting students with appropriate University and community programs, offices, and individuals. The office supports students in resolving educational, personal, and other university concerns that affect the quality of their academic or community life and personal goals.

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services
Part of the Dean of Students Office, Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services serves as an advocate for students and centralized resource for off-campus living.

Financial Aid

Office of Student Financial Aid Services
The Office of Student Financial Aid Services is part of the Division of Enrollment Planning and Management. If you have questions about your financial aid package or how to finance your education, please visit their site.

Guide for New CLAS Students

This webpage outlines the important advising information, policies, options, and resources for current UConn students transitioning to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

View the Guide for New Students.

Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program brings together a diverse group of highly talented undergraduates from across UConn’s schools and colleges, each with a record of significant academic success and engagement.

Medical Care, Mental Health, and Wellness

Psychological Services Clinic
The Psychological Services Clinic offers an array of mental health services to individuals, children, and families in Eastern Connecticut. Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists and faculty members in the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Student Health and Wellness - Mental Health
Student Health and Wellness - Mental Health is part of the Division of Student Affairs. It's mission is to provide the highest quality clinical services to promote the emotional, relational, and academic potential of all students. They offer a wide variety of resources, including crisis services, meditation and stress relief, therapy, and psychiatric services.

Student Health and Wellness - Medical Care
Student Health and Wellness - Medical Care is a center that provides quality care and services tailored to the unique and diverse needs of students in higher education. The Center offers walk-in triage and care, primary care, mental health services, nutrition services, specialty clinics, inpatient care, and much more.

Pre-Professional Programs (Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Dentistry)

Pre-Law Center
The Pre-Law Center is designed to help students plan for law school and is committed to working with alumni and current students in their journey to becoming legal professionals. The Center offers workshops, events, and advising for interested parties.

Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry
The Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry Office provides systematic and sustained resources to the University community. University affiliates have access to individual advising, informational workshops, and professional school application process services.

Note: “Pre-med,” “pre-dent,” and "pre-law" are not recognized academic majors at UConn. While pursuing these careers, current undergraduate students must choose a recognized major at the University.

Residential Life

Residential Life

UConn Residential Life enhances students' personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth by creating safe and inclusive environments, innovative programs, and meaningful relationships. To learn more about Residential Life and your housing at UConn visit their site.

Scholarships in CLAS

Scholarships and Fellowships in CLAS
The CLAS Office of the Dean offers scholarships and fellowships annually that consider merit and financial need. Scholarship and fellowship support can help you achieve your greatest potential at UConn. These opportunities are open to all eligible students across the College. Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for most of these opportunities by completing a standard electronic application.

To learn more, please visit the Scholarships and Fellowships site here.

Students with Disabilities

Center for Students with Disabilities
The Center for Students with Disabilities seeks to accommodate students with documented disabilities to allow them equal access in their educational endeavors.

Academic Adjustments for Students with Learning Disabilities

The University of Connecticut is committed to achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. In limited cases involving a significant disability, academic adjustments to curriculum requirements are provided to students where the graduation expectations for the quantitative skills and/or second language proficiency are a barrier to the completion of a degree. Each academic adjustment will be based on the individual case and should not compromise the academic integrity of the requirements for a specific major or degree.

To learn more, please review the College's policy on academic adjustments for students with disabilities and visit the UConn Advising website.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs

UConn's Experiential Global Learning program coordinates opportunities for students to study abroad in dozens of countries spanning six continents. View a list of study abroad programs.

Earning Credits While Abroad

Any UConn student who participates in Experiential Global Learning can earn credit for the courses they take abroad. Some courses will be evaluated as direct equivalents of UConn courses. Others will be granted the generic study abroad credit.

An academic department must evaluate any course that is not pre-approved for the program that the student is attending. Certain courses have also been pre-approved as substitutions for CLAS general education requirements. In preparation for a study abroad program, students should visit the Experiential Global Learning website for information about course alignments and to learn about UConn general education substitutions.

Tutoring Services

Quantitative (Q) Center
The University of Connecticut’s Quantitative Learning Center (Q Center) is a resource to elevate the proficiency of students taking quantitative intensive (Q) courses across the undergraduate curriculum. The Q-Center provides peer tutoring, review sessions, and innovative learning tools.

Writing Center
The Writing Center is committed to critical inquiry and research. The Writing Center provides free tutoring and writing workshops designed to help students become stronger writers.

Departmental Tutoring

Chemistry Tutoring
During the Fall and Spring semesters, a list of course tutors will be available following the 10th day of classes. Students seeking a private tutor may contact to request the appropriate list. These tutors work as paid tutors, and all arrangements are made directly between the student and the prospective tutor.

Economics Tutoring
Tutoring is offered by the Department of Economics to support students in Econ 1000, 1200, 1201, 1202 2201, 2202, 2211Q, 2212Q and 2311Q.

Physics Tutoring
The Physics Learning Resource Center (PLRC) is the place to go for all things physics. Questions about your homework assignment? Want a fresh take on concepts related to your physics class? The PLRC is the place for you.

Undocumented Student Resources

Undocumented Student Resources
The University of Connecticut strives to perpetuate an environment in which all students have the necessary resources and opportunities to be successful academically, socially, and professionally regardless of their citizenship status. Our mission is to ensure that undocumented individuals have the support and reassurance of being able to pursue their goals of higher education; from the admissions process to navigating through campus.

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs and Military Programs
Veterans Affairs and Military Programs provides a full range of benefits to students who have or continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Services include benefits processing, event programming, and community outreach. In addition, the University provides a social space for veterans, the Veterans Oasis, in the Student Union, and study space for veterans in the Arjona building.

Need help finding an internship? Want to get involved in research? Looking for career advising?

Visit the CLAS website for these and other resources.


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