Graduate Application Requirements
The application deadline for the Fall 2021 semester is February 1, 2021. If you would like to be considered for one of the Graduate School’s Internal Fellowship Awards (Jorgensen Fellowship, Harriott Fellowship, or Crandall Fellowship), you must apply by January 1, 2021.
We would like to encourage you to submit an on-line application by following the procedures listed below:
1) Complete and submit your electronic application:
- Complete and submit your electronic application. You will be asked to provide a valid credit card (Discover, Mastercard, or Visa) for payment of the electronic application fee when you submit your application. Please use the information below for your application:
- Intended Program:
- Area → Natural Sciences
- Field of Study → Chemistry MS or Chemistry PhD
- Campus → Storrs
- Intended Program:
2) Compile the following documents:
- Upload a copy of your transcript/appropriate required documentation into the application system.
- AFTER submitting your application, please request an official transcript from each college/university you attended and have it mailed to:
University of Connecticut
Graduate School, Unit 1152
438 Whitney Road Extension
Storrs, CT 06269-1152
- Individual/yearly mark sheets (courses and grades, not hours) are required for students who complete their education in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. This should also be uploaded into the online application system.
- If you completed a degree and that fact is not contained in your transcript, then we also need an official copy of your degree certificate or diploma. This should also be uploaded into the online application system.
- Failure to submit transcripts from all educational institutions, regardless of whether or not a degree was received, may be grounds for cancellation of admission.
- We do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka and certain other countries to be equivalent to a 4 year US bachelor’s degree. While we do accept outside credential evaluations from NACES members, if the degree is a 3 year bachelor's degree from India, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka or other certain other countries, we will not consider the degree to be equivalent with a 4 year US bachelor's degree.
3) GRE general and GRE subject scores are not required.
4) International Students must complete a Test of English Proficiency. If you are not a native speaker of English, you must submit evidence of your proficiency in the English Language.
- The TOEFL code for UConn Storrs is 3915
- If you use the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), you must have a minimum overall score of 79. You must also have a speak score of 22 or greater.
- If you submit results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you must have an average overall score of at least 6.5. You must also have a Speaking score of 7.0 or greater.
- If you submit results from the Pearson Test of English (PTE), we require an overall score of 74.
- If you submit results from the Duolingo English test, we require a minimum score of at least 100.
- In all cases, your submitted test results must be no more than two years old.
- Information on qualifying for a TOEFL Waiver. (Please click on link to review policy.)
5) Upload your Resume/Curriculum Vitae
6) Compose and upload your Personal Statement:
- This document should tell your program's admissions committee all you would like to reveal in a personal interview.
- Include your reasons for undertaking graduate work, your ultimate plans, and how you happened to select your desired field. Details about your preparation, your strengths and weaknesses as a student, any academic honors, scholarships, or fellowships you have received, will all be helpful.
- The committee wants to know those things about you that cannot be expressed quantitatively.
7) Request at least 3 letters of recommendation:
- There is no specific Graduate School form for letters of recommendation.
- Recommenders should upload their letters on–line through the Graduate School's application.
For more information regarding application requirements, please visit the University of Connecticut's Graduate School website.