University of Connecticut

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • The code for GRE, TOEFL and IELTS is 3915. There is no department code.
  • Your personal statement should explain why you want to be in our program. Keep it to one page if possible, two at the most.
  • Three recommendation letters are required. Recommenders can be from academia and/or business.
  • You do not need to list your courses, description and scores. Your transcript is all we need.
  • Your TOEFL will be waived if you have attended an English university for at least one year. However, if you are applying for a teaching assistantship, you must take either the TOEFL and obtain a 23+ (preferably 25+) on the speaking sub score or the IELTS and obtain a 7.0+ (preferably 7.5+) on the speaking band of the IELTS to be considered.
  • Official transcripts are not required until you have been accepted.
  • Financial Declaration (for international applicants only) is required at the time of application, but proof of funding is not required until after you have been admitted. However, admission documents will not be processed until the proof of funding has been received.
  • If you are applying for Actuarial Science MS, you must choose mathematics as your field of study and actuarial science as your area of concentration.
  • If you are applying for Actuarial Science PhD, you must choose mathematics as your field of study. There is no selection for areas of concentration. You will have to make it clear in your personal statement that you wish to apply for Actuarial PhD, and list one of the Actuarial research group members as your preferred advisor.
  • Decisions for Spring applicants are made by the end of November.
  • Decisions for Fall applicants are made by March.
  • If you plan to work at UConn in any capacity, please provide your social security number (if you have one) on your application.
  • Application and checklists can be found here.
  • In the “Upload All Documents Here” area, only the required documents are needed. We do not require resume, writing sample, essay, course summary form, etc.
  • GRE (including math subject test) is highly recommended but not required. GMAT is not accepted as a substitute for the GRE.
  • To apply for an assistantship, simply answer Y on the application where it asks “Applying for GA/Fellowship?”.