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UConn Early College Programs and AP

University of Early College Experience

For the 2015-2016 School Year all registration for UCONN ECE courses will be online. Please visit the UCONN ECE website for more information.


All Students who have completed their online application should enroll online in their ECE classes by June 30th 2015. Students should activate their NET ID and enroll. If you have any questions please call the help line at 1-855-382-8323

The University of Connecticut Early College Experience (ECE) program provides the opportunity for academically motivated high school students to take a wide range of first-year university courses in the high school setting, earning high school and college credits concurrently. ECE courses are considered equivalent to those offered at the University of Connecticut .

All ECE courses provide students the opportunity to experience college-level work, build confidence in their readiness for college, and earn college credits that provide both an academic and a financial head-start on a college degree. UConn credits are accepted at many colleges and universities across the country (view transfer credit information on the ECE website – www.ece.uconn.edu). ECE has earned nationwide respect through the talent of its student participants and a group of over 700 dedicated high school educators and has most recently received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

The Stratford High School and Bunnell High School teachers who apply, and are certified by, the University of Connecticut as adjunct professors, create a classroom environment fostering independent learning, creativity, and critical thinking – all pivotal for success in college. To support rigorous learning, University of Connecticut library resources are also available to all students in these classes.

Students who register for these courses must earn a prerequisite grade determined by the University of Connecticut (typically “C” or better but may be department specific) and adhere to all course requirements. Students must register for courses in the spring of the preceding school year and may add/drop courses by a specific date in the fall (additional fee charged). The cost of each course is $25 per credit hour and is billed directly to the family in the fall. Courses will be offered at both high schools based on enrollment and the availability of teachers certified by the University of Connecticut .

The following courses may be offered at both high schools:

Stratford Courses

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Language

AP Literature

AP Statistics

AP French

AP Spanish

Music Theory

AP Music Theory

Ind. & Family Development

AP U.S. History

Equivalent UConn ECE Courses

PHYS 1201Q General Physics I (4 credits)

PHYS 1202Q General Physics II (4 credits)

ENGL 1010 Seminar in Academic Writing (4 credits)

ENGL 1011 Seminar in Writing Through Literature (4 credits)

STAT 1100QC Elementary Concepts of Statistics (4 credits)

FREN 3267 French Language & Culture (3 credits)

SPAN 3178: Intermediate Spanish Composition

MUSI 1011 Fundamentals of Music I (3 credits)

MUSI 1011 Fundamentals of Music I (3 credits)

MUSI 1012 Intro. to Ear Training (3 credits)

HDFS1070 Individual and Family Development (3 credits)

HIST1501 United StatesHistory to 1877

HIST1502 United States History since 1877

At the student’s request , the University of Connecticut ’s Official Transcripts Office provides evidence of each ECE course completion through an official transcript which will be sent to their college of choice at no cost. http://ece.uconn.edu/hsstudents/hsstu_rec.php

Website as of summer of 2011: http://www.ece.uconn.edu/

About Advanced Placement (AP)

AP can change your life. Through college-level AP courses, you enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school; through AP Exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities. Registration for the Advanced Placement exams is beginning for 2015. As a reminder, students who are enrolled in Advanced placement courses are expected to take the AP exam(s) that are given for that course. For2015, the cost of each exam is $91.00 with full payment due by

Wednesday April 1, 2015. Please make payment in check form to Stratford High School. No cash will be accepted. There is no fee per exam if you are a student who receives free/reduced lunch.

Why Participate?

With 37 courses and exams across 22 subject areas, AP offers something for everyone. The only requirements are a strong curiosity about the subject you plan to study and the willingness to work hard. Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

Gain the Edge in College Preparation

  • Get a head start on college-level work.
  • Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
  • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

  • Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
  • Show your willingness to push yourself to the limit.
  • Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.

Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

  • Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own.
  • Study subjects in greater depth and detail.
  • Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself.

How Do I Enroll?

Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll.

  • Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's
    workload and any preparation you might need.
  • If you are a homeschooled student or attend a school that doesn't offer AP, you can still participate. Each year hundreds of students participate through independent study. Some states even sponsor online AP courses.
  • College Board Website