Admission to Certificate Programs

Admission to the Certificate program is offered throughout the year. Our admission cycle includes fall, spring, or summer term. All certificate applicants are admitted to the Graduate School. The applicants must hold a baccalaureate (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant’s college transcripts must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the entire undergraduate record or for the last two years. The applicant must also satisfy all the Graduate School admission requirements. Four semesters of Calculus is required prior to admission to the program and additional science courses like Physics and Chemistry might be required from non-engineering undergraduate majors.

Application Requirements 

  • Application – Apply– Please select Systems Engineering or Power Engineering (Grad Certificate) as “Field of Study and Degree”
  • Transcripts- Uploaded and “Official Transcript”  sent directly to Graduate School
  • Resume – Uploaded
  • Residence Affidavit – Uploaded and sent directly to Graduate School (not required for international students)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (Supervisor) – Online or sent directly to Graduate School
  • Proof of English Proficiency (international applicants only)

To begin your application process, you will first need to create an account on the online application home page. You will use the username and password you create to access your online application during your application process, as well as to check the status of your application and your admissions decision. Once you have submitted your application, it will not be possible to make any changes to your responses. Please contact us if you have any application updates after submission. The application fee is $75 and must be paid online with a credit card. There are no waivers, deferments, or refunds of application fees.

Academic Credentials (upload)
In the Education Institutions section of the online application, for each college/university that you list, you will need to upload all unofficial academic credentials (transcripts, certificates of degrees/diplomas if not indicated on transcript). After submitting your application, please request official academic credentials from each college/university you attended as you may be asked to send these to us. Failure to submit transcripts from all educational institutions, regardless of whether or not a degree was received, may be grounds for cancellation of admission. Transcripts become the property of the University of Connecticut. If you are admitted, your admission will not be finalized until all official academic credentials (transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas) are received.

 Please mail them to:

University of Connecticut
Graduate School
438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269

If you attended an international university and have one set of original documents or diploma, you can mail them to the Graduate School and we will make a copy and return the original document(s) to you. Please include a request to return the documents and provide a mailing address. If you submitted these documents when applying for admission to a university in the U.S. which you currently attend, we will accept copies from the registrar or graduate school if they certify that these documents from your prior university were made from the originals.

Resumé and Honors and Extracurricular Activities (upload)
A current resumé highlighting your full-time and part-time employment is a required component of the online application. Please indicate the dates you were at each position, for instance, January 2007 – February 2011. In addition to your resume, please also upload a listing of your Honors and Extracurricular Activities into this section indicating any professional or academic honors, distinctions, awards, or scholarships you have received. Please also indicate any extracurricular activities you have participated in since leaving, or while at, college/university.

Residence Affidavit (upload)
All U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents are required to complete the University of Connecticut Residence Affidavit. Please download it from the Forms section of the Graduate School website, complete it, and upload it to your application.

Letters of Recommendation (completed online)
The program requires one letter of recommendation of which must be from current supervisor. Recommendation must be submitted online through the online application system. In the Recommendations section of the application, you must provide the name and contact information of your recommender. He/she will receive a system-generated e-mail with a unique username and password to access your recommendation form. You can log back into your application to send a reminder if your recommendation has not been submitted after a reasonable period of time.

Proof of English Proficiency

Below are the ways to provide proof English Proficiency to our University:

Application Status
After you have completed and submitted your online application, you will be able to log back in to track the status of your application, as well as access your admissions decision online. If you are admitted, you will be able to either accept or decline the offer of admission online.

Graduate School Applicant Support

Graduate School International Applicant FAQ