About ECE

What is UCONN Early College Experience?

UCONN Early College Experience (ECE) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows motivated high school students to take UCONN courses at Sacred Heart Academy for both high school and college credit. Every course taken through UCONN ECE is equivalent to the same course at the University of Connecticut. Students benefit by taking college courses in a warm setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning. Other highlighted benefits include lending privileges at all University of Connecticut libraries, access to thousands of online academic journals, and admission to virtual classrooms that are exclusively for University of Connecticut.

Sacred Heart Academy teachers who are certified through the University of Connecticut serve as adjunct faculty members and teach UCONN ECE courses.

Established in 1955, UCONN Early College Experience is the nation's longest running concurrent enrollment program and is nationally accredited by The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). The program has been at Sacred Heart Academy since 2007.

ECE Courses at Sacred Heart Academy for 2014-2015

  • AP Biology
  • Latin III
  • Latin IV
  • Honors Precalculus (547)
  • AP AB Calculus (593)
  • Honors French IV


If a student were to register for all of the above courses, she has the potential to earn 23 college credits, the equivalent of 7 college classes!

Students who are enrolled in UCONN ECE courses must complete all requirements as mandated by UCONN (including mid-term and final exams). UCONN ECE students must successfully complete the course with a grade of C or above in order to receive University credit. The majority of students who take University of Connecticut courses through the UCONN ECE program have successfully transferred their UCONN credits to the colleges/universities of their choice. Students who already know the institution to which they will apply should contact the institutions directly to determine if transfer credits from UCONN are accepted.

SHA Faculty & Certified UCONN Adjunct Professors

Mrs. Fran Saukas | Science
Dr. Sibani Sengupta | Science
Mr. Alan Beck | Latin
Ms. Sylvie Levallois | French
Mrs. Kathryn Gniadek | Mathematics | State of Connecticut Outstanding Early College Experience (ECE) Instructor by UCONN
 
Through UCONN ECE, certified faculty are given opportunities to attend professional development conferences at UCONN on a regular basis.

 

Registration for 2014-2015

Financial Update! - Online Registration Updates (Posted July 14, 2014)

Attention all LATIN STUDENTS who are planning to enroll in UCONN ECE Latin:
DO NOT ENROLL IN  THE UCONN ECE LATIN COURSE UNTIL FALL 2014. YOU WILL BE WAIVED THE LATIN ONLY $25 ADD FEE. YOU MAY APPLY AND ENROLL FOR ALL OTHER ECE CLASSES BUT WAIT ON THE LATIN ENROLLMENT UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

Online Application and Course Enrollment
Online Registration Timeline
Billing Information
Program Fees
Online Registration FAQs

For Latin Students Only


Links

UCONN ECE | Home
Request a Transcript
How to Transfer Credit

Contact

Mrs. Kathryn Gniadek
SHA Site Representative for UCONN ECE
kgniadek@sacredhearthamden.org

 

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