Mission

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The Center for Academic Programs (CAP) increases access to higher education for high-potential students who are first generation to college, from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and/or from populations underrepresented in higher education. CAP prepares students for successful entry into, retention in, and graduation from a post-secondary institution. Its various programs serve students at both the high school and college levels. CAP designs and implements these programs in accordance with guidelines set forth by its funding bodies, including the University, the U.S. Department of Education, and other programs which promote educational equity and opportunity for all.

Guiding Principles

  1. Promote student learning and development by helping participants achieve their academic goals, receive high quality support services, and access educational resources.
  2. Advance the well-being of Connecticut’s citizens through collaborations, community outreach, and advocacy with the ultimate goal of college preparation, enrollment, retention, and graduation.