College Visits: UCONN

Madhumita Das, Staff

College admission representatives have been visiting BHS these past two weeks. On Wednesday, September 22, two representatives from the University of Connecticut came to Bethel High School to speak about student life, academic opportunities, and other interests at the university.

The career center was packed with students with questions mainly concerning GPA and SAT score requirements for admission. The representatives also presented information on student activities including movies, football and basketball games, and places to eat.

Students were given a brief introduction to five other locations other than the main campus at Storrs. The five regional campuses include Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury campuses. Some advantages to attending these campuses include the possibility of living in or near one’s hometown. Many students attending regional colleges are able to live at home.

The University of Connecticut offers over one hundred majors and is has more than 17,000 undergraduates. Transportation in the main campus is not difficult; university shuttles are available for a free and convenient way to get to classes. The early choice deadline is December 1st for seniors applying to colleges this year. To apply to the University of Connecticut, visit:

For more information on upcoming college visits, check the Naviance website.