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Center for Academic Programs

  • “Be realistic about today, but stay optimistic about
    the future.”
    – Devon Mein, SSS
  • “SSS means the door to opportunities and new beginnings. Live life and prosper.”– Michael McDoom, SSS
  • “To me, this is the best beginners program at UConn.”– Jesus Montalvo, SSS
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”– Christian Tarazona, SSS
  • “CAP/SSS was not just a preparation for college; it was also a step to a successful future.”— Teesha Carrasquillo, SSS Class of 2011
  • “Never regret. If it is good, it is wonderful. And if it is bad, it is experience.”– Kinza Javed, SSS
  • “The SSS/CAP program has been a huge help. It introduced students to campus and college life.”– Christopher Rosa


Center for Academic Programs
368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4170
Storrs, CT 06269
ROWE CUE Building, Rm 231
Phone: 860-486-4040
Fax: 860-486-4024


The Center for Academic Programs (CAP) provides educational opportunities and access to higher education for students who are first generation to college, from underrepresented populations, and/or from low income backgrounds. Read more »


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