Slide 2021 admission cycle is in progress

Following the implementation of the optional-examination pilot plan, the College of Connecticut has observed that

Following the implementation of the optional-examination pilot plan, the College of Connecticut has observed that purposes for the Drop 2021 semester are up “marginally” . The take a look at- optional pilot program is established to be in result for the upcoming a few application durations. Picture courtesy of Avery Bikerman/The Everyday Campus.

College of Connecticut purposes for the drop 2021 semester are up “slightly” soon after the Dec. 1 deadline for precedence first-year software for benefit and Honors System consideration, Vern Granger, Undergraduate Admissions Director, reported.  

The only change to the slide 2021 admissions cycle is the selection to not post standardized examination scores, Granger mentioned. This is component of the test-optional pilot system that will be using position about the upcoming 3 software periods, in accordance to The Daily Campus.  

Granger mentioned that the determination to let future undergraduates to apply without publishing a standardized rating was based mostly on lots of components, such as UConn’s determination to get rid of boundaries in the school enrollment method.  

“Historically, our substantial test score averages could have discouraged some students from applying – even if they were being perhaps a competitive applicant,” Granger said. “We know several pupils admitted to, and attending, UConn with comparatively reduce scores were academically successful.”  

“We know quite a few students admitted to, and attending, UConn with comparatively reduce scores ended up academically thriving.”

Vern Granger, Undergraduate Admissions Director

The determination was also manufactured in response to the SAT and ACT getting cancelled worldwide by the College or university Board in March 2020 in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. While pupils can commence to choose the exams again, Granger explained that Admissions predicts access concerns for college students.  

“This should present applicants a option in how their programs are reviewed, and reduce anxieties about the admission system,” Granger stated.  

In accordance to the UConn site, it claimed that there will be more target on “important educational and personal features.”  

“UConn acknowledges that each student’s situation permit for diverse prospects and limits, which is why all academic and particular achievements will be assessed in the context of these hurdles,” in accordance to the internet site. “We hope this transparency will ease some of the tension that many pupils and people are now encountering and will motivate all future candidates to make caring frequent.”  

““UConn recognizes that each individual student’s conditions make it possible for for distinctive opportunities and limitations, which is why all educational and individual achievements will be assessed in the context of these road blocks.”

Granger explained that Admissions utilizes a holistic tactic in regards to applicants. That philosophy will not adjust because of to COVID-19.  

“Context is always thought of as part of our holistic application critique,” Granger said.