FAQs (Newly Admitted)

Will I be able to use any of my AP or UConn High School ECE credits?

Generally, yes. UConn recognizes AP and ECE credits, but we encourage you to learn more about how the credits will be applied. You should also consult your academic department because certain majors treat the credits differently.


What is the Honors Mentor Program?

Better known as PATH (Peer Allies Through Honors), this program matches upper-class Honors students with first-year Honors students. PATH mentors can help ease the transition from high school to college (and the Honors Program) with advice, experiences, friendship, and exposure to the exciting opportunities you’ll find at UConn.


Where will I live as an Honors student?

The Honors Program prides itself on our unique Honors residential communities. First-year Honors students live and learn in the Honors First Year Residential Community in the Buckley-Shippee Complex. Many sophomores, juniors, and seniors also choose to remain in Honors housing throughout their time at UConn. Learn more.


What Honors courses are offered at UConn?

Feel free to explore recent course lists.


What are the benefits of taking a First Year Experience course?

Taking an Honors First Year Experience Course (UNIV 1784) introduces you to the ins and outs of college in an intriguing, seminar-style setting. You choose from a number of special topics that are team-taught by instructors and sophomore student facilitators. Who knew subjects such as chocolate or photography could help broaden your perspective of the world? Hopefully you will also advance your social and professional networks. The benefits do not end there. Taking an UNIV 1784 course even helps you more quickly achieve Sophomore Honors. Yes, we feel that strongly about the value of an Honors first-year seminar.


What is the difference between a regular first-year seminar course and UNIV 1784?

Unlike other First Year Experience courses, UNIV 1784 seminars are specifically designed for Honor students. The classes bring together the best of all first-year seminars to create an engaging and supportive learning environment for Honors students. Learn more.


What are Honors events and are they mandatory?

Honors events are a way for students to engage with the Honors community and develop socially and culturally. Because we want our students to be well-rounded individuals, the Honors Program requires you to attend at least 5 Honors events if you plan to achieve Sophomore Honors. Events include, but are not limited to, lectures, cultural trips, the arts, and workshops. The Honors programming staff works very hard to make you aware of these (and other) opportunities. (FYI: All Honors events are noted as such: “This counts toward Sophomore Honors”.)


How will my participation in the Honors Program be recognized on my academic record?

It’s all on your transcript. Every Honors course you take will be noted with “Honors Credit” (including courses you convert to Honors Credit). Your transcript will also reflect your achievement of Sophomore Honors. The notation “Honors Program” will be listed on your transcript as well, just after your cumulative GPA. When you graduate, your transcript will bear the words “Honors Scholar”, as will your diploma.


What is the Honors Council?

Honors Council is the Honors student voice. HC is made up of various committees that work closely with the Honors staff on issues relating to the Honors Program. It is a great way to gain leadership experience and become more involved with the Honors community.


What are some other Honors student groups?

Honors has student groups for many interests. These organizations are a great way to get involved, meet your peers, and become a leader.


If you don’t see the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.