UConn Early College Experience
The Master's School has partnered with the University of Connecticut to offer college courses to our Upper School students.
ECE is a concurrent enrollment program where students earn both high school and college credit for each course. UConn ECE is nationally accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).
ECE courses are taught by our own faculty, who have been vetted through a rigorous application process by UConn, and are now considered fully certified University of Connecticut adjunct faculty members. ECE courses will be blended into our daily curriculum, and students will experience the rigor of a college course while earning college credit. In order to earn credit, students must earn a final grade of a C or higher.
Frequently Asked Questions: What's the cost?
In addition to tuition, students enrolling in ECE classes will be required to register for those classes online with UConn for the following fees ($50 per credit): UConn ECE ENGL 1007 Seminar & Studio in Academic Writing & Multimodal Composition- $200How do I apply?
Students must apply yearly using UConn's online portal at http://ece.uconn.edu
. Forms with complete instructions are available in the College Placement Office.What classes can I take?
Any college or university that accepts UConn credit will accept ECE credit earned in high school. The UConn ECE program boasts an 87% credit transfer rate.
2023-24 UConn ECE Course Offerings
Uconn ECE ENGL 1007 Seminar & Studio in Academic Writing & Multimodel Composition
Length: 2 Semesters 1 credit (TMS); 3 college credits
Prerequisite: B average in previous English courses
UConn’s First-Year Writing courses introduce students to the work of college writing, which includes posing questions, developing sustained intellectual projects, and generating knowledge that invites engagement with wide and varied audiences. Writing, here, is project-building—a practice of making something, composing—and the courses reflect this attention to purposeful engagement and meaningful contribution. As a prerequisite to many University courses and all Writing Competency courses, First-Year Writing seminars foreground collaborative, student-driven inquiry developed in the context of a shared course investigation. Students work on projects in which they select and define places where they might advance the class conversation across various media.
Students will interact with texts that are complex and nuanced, that offer different perspectives and can be put to use in different ways. Students will also practice and develop some familiarity with academic writing, both the forms that appear in academic journals and in public forums such as Science, Longreads, Nieman Storyboard, or even TED Talks and public lectures.