Prospective Students

General Admissions Timeline


  • December 1st 11:59 PM- Application Deadline
  • December 15th- Recommendation Deadline
  • Mid January- Invitation For Interview Days
  • February 23rd & 24th- Interview Days
  • Mid March- Offers


Please see below for further details.


The application for entrance into the HESA program is available through the Graduate School. The UConn graduate school will begin accepting applications in September. Please visit our Application Materials page to access the prospective student check list for the HESA program. Please make sure your unofficial transcripts, resume, and essays have all been uploaded before you make your submission. Please also ensure that you are applying for the Education: Higher Education and Student Affairs MA.

Please note the application deadline is December 1, 2019. For additional updates, please return to the HESA website, like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @UConnHESA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at, or phone (860) 486-8760.

In order to receive full consideration, all letters of recommendation must be received by December 15, 2019.


Candidates who are invited to campus 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 are scheduled for February 23-24, 2020; to be considered for admissions, you MUST attend 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.

Campus tours and additional information

From May 15 through September 1, we are not able to provide HESA-specific campus tours due to faculty’s and current students’ schedules; however, we encourage prospective students and their families who are interested in visiting UConn to participate in a guided tour of the Storrs Main Campus that UConn’s admissions office offers. Click here to book a guided tour. From September 1-May 15, we offer HESA-specific campus tours Monday through Friday on an appointment-basis. To set up an appointment for a HESA-specific campus tour, please contact Elizabeth Ajagbe, HESA Graduate Assistant, at 860-486-8760 or


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.