How many in 2020? Applications for incoming class continue to be accepted past deadline

Members of the class of 2015 throw their hats into the air on the Great Lawn in front of Wilbur Cross. The class of 2020 is still accepting members, post-January 15 application deadline, said Nathan Fuerst, direcot of admissions. According to Fuerst, It's normal for schools to accept late applications. (Amar Batra/Daily Campus)

Even though most high school students have heard back from many of their colleges, the University of Connecticut is still filling their fall freshman class of 2020.

“Freshman applications continue to be reviewed as they arrive late on a space available basis,” Nathan Fuerst, director of admissions, said. 

Although the deadline for Fall 2016 admissions was due Jan. 15, UConn admissions accepts applications until the Storrs Fall 2016 class of 3,800 students is full, Fuerst said.

“Most universities accept late applications,” Fuerst said.

Because of this, no numbers on the new freshman class will be released from the Admissions Office until next fall, after all of the students on the waitlist have been resolved.

“The class (of 2020) is still a work in progress,” Fuerst said.

However, Fuerst said that the transfer application review is just beginning now, so those students have time before hearing back from the university.

The students applying for Fall 2016 are not being reviewed any differently or more rigorously than recent years, Fuerst said.  

“The enrollment target for Fall 2016 new students is the same as the Fall 2015 targets. Therefore, we anticipate many similarities between the last class and this class,” Fuerst said.

However, since many high school seniors heard back recently from UConn, they are reaching out to the admissions staff to receive feedback if they were not accepted.

“Counseling students and families who do not receive an affirmative decision is a standard part of the role that our staff play.  At this time of the year, we have numerous support staff and professional staff directed at fielding phone calls and walk-ins who wish to visit about their admissions decision,” Fuerst said.


Emma Krueger is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at emma.krueger@uconn.edu.