Our Mission

The University of Connecticut's ConnCAP Program is an intensive, year-round academic program whose mission is to assist students in grades 9-12 in the successful completion of high school and to prepare them for post-secondary education by providing them with rigorous and nurturing academic courses as well as culturally enriching activities.

Download a summary of the UConn ConnCAP Program

Summer Component

Students attend summer sessions at the University of Connecticut following their ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades in school. The summer curriculum seeks to prepare students for the academic challenges they will encounter during the forthcoming academic year. Classes are intensive and academically rigorous, with a significant amount of homework each evening. Each class is assigned a tutor counselor. The tutor counselor is available to assist each student individually for one on one tutoring, when needed. These intensive six-week residential programs are designed to advance students' academic skill levels in literature, composition, foreign languages, science and mathematics, and social studies. The summer component includes additional classes in Study Skills, SAT preparation, and electives. Students also participate in sports, field trips, college visits, and extracurricular activities that promote academic and personal growth.

Academic Year Component

The academic year component seeks to provide students with academic enrichment seminars, student development and counseling services, as well as cultural activities and field trips. The academic year includes the following activities:

  • Weekly meetings and monitoring
  • Tutoring services and academic advising
  • Academic enrichment workshops
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Assistance with career, college, and financial aid process
  • Assistance with scholarship search
  • In-state and out-of-state college trips
  • Parental/Guardian component
  • Community service participation in their area