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Monday, May 1, 2017


College Board Announces Summer SAT Date

The College Board has announced that it will offer the SAT (Along with Subject Tests) on August 26th.  This will be the first time that the SAT will be offered outside of the regular school calendar year.  The registration deadline is in late July.

This test date may make sense, particularly if Saturdays will be occupied in September and October.

For more information, go to The College Board website.

UConn ECE Updates Transfer Credit Database

Below is a message from the UConn ECE Office regarding its updated transfer credit database:

"We’ve completed the update of the Credit Transfer Database, which mines the concurrent enrollment policies of 980 universities and colleges in the nation and predicts the likelihood of ECE credit transfer. The database can be accessed here

We have simplified the rating from 5 stars to 3 stars and have added a map. Just click the state you are interested in and the schools evaluated from that state will pop up! The database is a great resource for student (and parents) to explore the potential for their credit of transferring and to plan for the future. We always tell students to contact their new school directly for most accurate information but the database is a great starting point."

Guaranteed Admissions Program

The following comes from the UConn Admissions website - "The Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) is an agreement between the Connecticut Community College System and the University of Connecticut, designed for students who enroll in a liberal arts transfer program at one of Connecticut's community colleges to transfer seamlessly to the University of Connecticut without needing to apply. Students who plan to continue their studies to earn a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Health, 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. Advisers from individual community colleges and UConn meet with GAP students throughout their community college careers, assisting in their eventual transition to the University. Students wishing to enroll in GAP must be matriculated in a liberal arts transfer program at a Connecticut community college."

Click here for more information about this attractive and affordable option.

President-to-President Scholarship Opportunity

Related to the (GAP) opportunity outlined above, merit-based scholarships are available to students who participate in the program.  These scholarships cover two years (four semesters) once students transfer from community college to UConn.  It should be emphasized that students must meet the prerequisites for their desired majors and have earned an associate degree in order to be eligible for this merit scholarship.  In addition, students must be nominated for the award by their GAP advisers and approved by their respective community college presidents.  Finally, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis at UConn in order to receive the award.

This is an opportunity worth pursuing if community college is the next place to enroll after graduating from high school.

Timeline for Registering in Courses on UConn Campus

Students interested in registering for courses on the UConn Campus for the fall semester should wait until the middle of May to contact Doug Melody. The 2017-18 master schedule for EOSHS should be constructed by then, so it will be easier to match courses on campus to courses offered at EOS.

Eligible students (11th and 12th grade students with academic credentials - strong transcript and combined SAT scores of 1200+ in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math) may request enrollment in no more than two classes per semester. Decisions on enrollment are made by the Early College Experience Office. EOS students enroll as part-timers. Typically, about 30 students enroll in courses there each semester. 

Final grades earned in courses on campus appear on both EOS transcripts and UConn transcripts. It should be noted that the grades earned in courses taken on campus are NOT factored into the EOS cumulative GPA. 

AP Exam Schedule and Procedures

For those students planning to take AP exams, they are reminded that the balance for each exam is $73 and is payable on the day of the exam.  Click here to access the AP exam schedule.

College Board allows you to bring up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exams. Click here to find the calculator policy for each subject. AP Biology students may not use a scientific or graphing calculator.  They must use a four-function calculator. If students choose not to use a calculator for one of these exams, they will need to sign a Calculator Release Statement that provides assurance to The College Board that they will not use the absence of a calculator to challenge their score on the exam. AP Physics 1 students should bring a straight-edge/ruler in addition to a calculator.

Other reminders:

  • Bring #2 pencils (NOT mechanical pencils - The College Board does not provide assurance that a mechanical pencil will scan properly) and pens with black or dark blue ink. 
  • Students should report to the Guidance Office 40 minutes before the scheduled time for exams.
  • No cell phones or other electronic devices may be brought into the exam room, nor may students check these devices during the 10-minute break between sections of the exam.  The College Board reserves the right to cancel a student’s score for this type of violation.
  • Students may not bring food and drink into the exam room, though they may bring refreshments for during breaks.
  • There is NO ¼-point penalty for wrong answers on AP Exams.
  • The name and email on your registration answer sheet should match the name and email on your College Board account. 

UConn Early College Experience Goes Online

 The window for registration in ECE courses for 2017-18 is open.  Students will need to closely follow instructions in order to become eligible for college credits.

For the 2017-2018 school yearstudents will be responsible for applying and registering for their approved courses online; either at home or at school. 

To assist in the transition, ECE customer support hours will be extended during the registration cycle to help those who need assistance. 

Below is a checklist that students should follow as they complete the registration process;

Select Your Courses
  • Meet with your counselor to choose your ECE courses for 2017-18
  • Obtain all required consent to enroll in courses, including counselor and parent/guardian signatures.
  • Review your completed and signed Consent Form, including double-checking the course information with your counselor.
  • Make a copy of the form for your records.

    Apply to the UConn Early College Experience Program Online

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2017

  • Go to this link and review the online tutorial.  Once ready, hit "Apply Now".
  • Create your user ID and password and save in a secure location.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Upload your signed consent form with your application.  If you are unable to upload the form (you may scan it or take a picture of it before uploading it), contact the helpline at 1.855.382.8323.  Help is available from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday-Friday.
  • Monitor your email daily for a message from UConn confirming your application has been processed and you are ready to enroll.  You will be unable to enroll in your course(s) until your application is processed.  Please allow at least two weeks for your application to be processed during peak periods.  Apply early for quicker processing.

Enroll in Your Courses Online

Deadline to enroll in courses is June 30, 2017

  • Once your enrollment notification is received, follow the link to enroll in your course(s).
  • Select your high school and the approved course(s) listed on your consent form.  Follow the directions until submission is complete.

Contact the ECE helpline at 1.855.382.8323 if you need assistance.

ECE courses offered at EOSHS are listed below; 

AD Biology (UC BIOL 1107)
AD Biology (UC BIOL 1108)
AD English (UC ENGL 1010)
AD Latin 4 (UC CAMS 3102)
AD Latin 5 (UC CAMS 3102)
AD Principles of Microeconomics (UC ECON 1201)

AD Principles of Macroeconomics (UC ECON 1202)
AD French 5 (UC FREN 3250 and 3268)
AD World Civilizations (UC HIST 1300)
AD Modern European History (UC HIST 1400)
AD US History (UC HIST 1501 and 1502)
AD Biotechnology (PLSC 3230) 
AD Human Development & Family Studies (UC HDFS 1070) New
AD Latin America Studies (UC LAMS 1190)
Discrete Math (UC MATH 1030Q)
AD Calculus (UC MATH 1131Q and 1132Q)
AD Physics (UC PHYS 1201Q and 1202Q)
AD Physics with Calculus (UC PHYS 1401 and 1402) New
AD German 5 (UC GERM 3233 and 3255)
AD Spanish 5 (UC SPAN 3178 and 3179)
AP Statistics (UC STAT 1100Q)

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