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Connecticut College today announced it has established a guest student program for college students from Puerto Rico whose education was disrupted after Hurricane Maria.
Students from the University of Puerto Rico are invited to apply to Connecticut College for the spring 2018 semester. Through this new program, Connecticut College will provide room, board and tuition, as needed, for up to six students. The guest students will pay what they would have paid to attend UPR directly to UPR.
“We are pleased to welcome students from this devastated area so they can continue their education without further disruption,” said Jefferson Singer, dean of the College and the Faulk Foundation Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College. “We are confident that a semester at an outstanding liberal arts college with a comprehensive student support system will help these students achieve their personal and educational goals.”
Connecticut College will offer a streamlined application process to UPR juniors and seniors in good standing, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students should visit Connecticut College’s guest student website, and complete the University of Puerto Rico Guest Student Application form. All applications, supporting documents and questions can be sent to email@example.com. The application deadline is Jan. 3, 2018. All accepted students will be notified on Monday, Jan. 8.
Admitted guest students from the University of Puerto Rico will be connected on campus to a full team of representatives from academic and student support departments, including the offices of the Dean of the College and Equity and Inclusion, Counseling Services, the Academic Resource Center, Student Engagement and Leadership, and the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement.
Connecticut College welcomed guest students from Tulane University in the 2005-06 academic year, after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in New Orleans.