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.
  • For international students, a waiver of English proficiency can be obtained if you have completed one year or more of full-time coursework at a post-secondary institution in the United States. The total amount of academic work completed must be officially graded by the registrar of that institution and have a cumulative GPA value of 3.0 or higher. 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.
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted but official transcripts are required for the matriculation process.  In other words, we can evaluate your application for admission decisions but you will not be officially admitted until your official transcript is submitted to the graduate school.
  • Financial Declaration is not required until you have been admitted.
  • 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 must 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.
  • 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.
  • All applicants are considered for teaching assistantships.