Four-Year vs. Two Year

            Bachelors Degree (BA, BS, BTech, BBA, BFA)

            Associate Degree (AAS, AS, AA, AOS)

            Costs

            Career Options

            Two-Year to Four-Year Transfers

Universities/Colleges

            Have Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral programs

            Many Researching Opportunities

            Teaching Assistants (T.A.)-May instruct your classes

            Schools within the School (School of Business, School of Science)

Technology Colleges

            Bachelor and Associate Degree Programs

            Certificate Programs

            Career-Focused Programs include: Engineering, Science and Technology, Vocational-Technical Programs (Hands-On/Practical Learning)

Community Colleges

            Associate Degree Programs

            Transfer Opportunities

            Flexibility in Class Schedules    

            Costs

Types of Admissions

-Regular

-Rolling: Can apply continuously, will keep accepting applications until the class is filled

-Early Decision: Almost always binding.  Means if you are accepted, you withdraw all other applications from other schools and commit to that school.

-Early Action:  You apply early and find out a decision earlier.  Used to have smaller applicant pools to compete against at this time, however, students figured that out and at some schools it is becoming even harder to get in as early action.

 Types of Decisions

-Accepted

-Rejection

-Deferred: You didn’t get accepted into the first round of accepted applications but were put into the next pool of applicants (usually this happens if a student applies Early Action and does not get admitted, they are then put into the regular applicant pool and reevaluated with those applicants)

-Wait Listed:  You might be accepted if they had room, but they have already accepted their maximum allotment.  You have to wait until the school gets decisions back from accepted students that plan to attend a different college/university.  Then you have the potential to get off the wait list.  DO NOT WAIT FOR THIS TO HAPPEN!  Have a second choice school!

 Application Deadlines

-Early Decision/Early Action: Usually around November

-Regular Admissions: Mid-December through March

-Rolling: Apply at anytime, however once the class size is full they will not accept more applications.  You should always apply early for rolling admissions for two reasons: 1. You need to be accepted prior to the class filling up and 2. If you apply too late, you will not receive any financial aid because it has already been given out to students that applied earlier.

-Universal Deadline for Decision:  School deposit due (May 1st)

 Admission Requirements Can Include: (Only send what each school wants!)

        -Application

        -Application Fee

        -Test Scores

        -Essay

        -Interview

        -Letters of Recommendation

        -Transcript

        -Graded Work

        -Resume

        -Portfolio (Art, Dance, etc.)

        -Exceptional Awards/Recognitions (If not included on transcript)

 

             

Admissions Statistics 2010

Every year colleges and universities receive numerous applications and make decisions based on past experiences and the applicant pool they have for the year.  Here is a list of admissions statistics from 2010 for a number of popular four-year colleges and universities.  Please remember that this is a fluid process and each year these statistics change slightly based on the applicant pools.

Admissions Statistics for 2010

Conn. Colleges and Universities

There are many public and private colleges and universities in CT.  The document provided shows enrollment numbers, costs, address and websites, and types of degrees offered at each institution.

Please click to view all the degree-granting institutions in Connecticut.