UConn Guarantees Admission to Some Community College Students

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Published on December 18, 2015

The GAP program is an acceptance program that the University of Connecticut has established with community colleges in Connecticut. The GAP program stands for Guaranteed Acceptance Program.

GAP Program

The UCONN website says, “The Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) is an agreement between the Connecticut Community College System and the University of Connecticut, designed for transfer students who enroll in a Liberal Arts transfer program at one of Connecticut’s community colleges.”

They also add, “Students who plan to continue their studies to earn a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources or Business, are guaranteed admission to the University of Connecticut once the associate degree has been earned, appropriate courses have been completed, and minimum grades and requirements for the selected program have been achieved.”

Advisors from individual community colleges and UConn meet with Guaranteed Admission Program students throughout their community college careers, helping their eventual transition to the University.

Students wishing to enroll in the Guaranteed Admission Program must be “matriculated in the Liberal Arts transfer program at one of the Connecticut community colleges.”

The GAP Agreement adds,”Students must earn an associate degree within five years of their enrollment in the program. The University’s Eight Year Rule as applied by the colleges will also be in effect. Students will be expected to adhere to requirements of the catalog in effect when they first enroll in classes at the University. Students who are at a disadvantage due to changes in requirements may petition the dean of their college to substitute other courses for the courses prescribed.”

The deadline for the Fall enrollment is March 1st and the deadline for the Spring enrollment is October 1st.