Frequently Asked Questions

Attention Scholars: YSSS 2020 Program Canceled

How do I register?

You will be receiving an email from the YSSS staff with a link to register for the program. Registrations will be due Wednesday, March 25th by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time). Site preference will be given to the scholars that return their registration by the deadline.  Those scholars that miss the deadline will have to pick from the remaining sites after everyone else has been placed.

Can I attend YSSS if I am not in the Cooke Young Scholars Program?

YSSS is only open to Young Scholars.

What should I bring?

Students should bring essential items such as sneakers, appropriate clothing, a sweatshirt/jacket, toiletries, laundry detergent, backpack, and school supplies.

For a more complete list, see our Preparing for YSSS page.

Where will I live?

You will live in a residence hall on the University of Connecticut campus. You will be housed in a suite with 2-3 other students, sharing a bathroom and a small common space. Additionally, you will be provided with 3 meals a day that you will choose from menu selections at a dining hall on campus.

For more information about the experience, please visit our YSSS Experience page.

Can I earn college credit for YSSS?

Yes! We are so excited to be able to offer three (3) college credits to all scholars participating fully in mentorship site activities. Each faculty, staff, or graduate student mentor will give you a "grade" at the end of the three-week mentorship program and the UConn Registrar's Office will officially place three college credits, labeled as UNIV 1999, on your UConn transcript. You can then transfer these credits to the college or university of your choice, as long as the other institution accepts it.

I've attended YSSS in a previous year. How can I transfer my college credits from YSSS to my current institution?

You can find specific instructions on how to request your transcript here: Transfer Credits.