Prospective Students

Prospective Student Information Sessions

Learn more about the HESA program during one of our Info Sessions, featuring a panel of HESA students, faculty, and assistantship supervisors.

Applying to HESA

The application for entrance into the HESA program is available through the Graduate School. You can learn more about the components of the HESA application here. 


Candidates who are invited to interview based on their applications will participate in a two-day interview process in which they will interview for available graduate assistantships. Upon the conclusion of the interviews, candidates and graduate assistantship sites will submit their respective preferences and assistantships will subsequently be awarded on the basis of the best matches.

This coming year, interviews will be conducted in late February; to be considered for admissions, you MUST participate in the interviews.


Students will be admitted to HESA once they have been offered and have accepted a graduate assistantship. Graduate assistantship offers will be given in late March or early April. Letters of acceptance are mailed out from the Graduate School.

Getting acquainted with campus and additional information

We encourage prospective students and their families who are interested in learning more about UConn to participate in the virtual tours and other resources available through our Admissions program. Click here to learn more. If you have HESA-specific questions about campus facilities and campus life, please reach out to Ashley Robinson, HESA Graduate Assistant, at

You may also want to check our HESA Frequently Asked Questions page for admissions information. For additional updates like our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter @UConnHESA, or on Instagram at @UConnHESA. Please feel free to ask questions on our social media or by email at


Wondering what the HESA experience is like on a day-to-day basis? Watch this video featuring the HESA Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 to find out! Each student in the video was asked to share a bit more detail about one specific element of their HESA experience to give you, prospective students, a deeper glimpse into what life is like as a HESA student. Topics covered include day-to-day assistantship and practicum work, classes and homework, favorite spots on campus, living situations, extracurricular and co-curricular involvement, social opportunities, and more. This video was initially shown as part of Interview Days for the HESA Class of 2020.