The Center for Access and Postsecondary Success (CAPS) aims to increase access to higher education for high-potential students who are first generation to college, from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and/or from populations underrepresented in higher education by preparing students for successful entry into, retention in, and graduation from a post secondary institution.

CAPS’ Commitment

CAPS' various programs serve students at both the high school and college levels. CAPS designs and implements these programs in accordance with guidelines set forth by its funding bodies, including the University, the U.S. Department of Education, and other programs which promote educational equity and opportunity for all.

Guiding Principles

  1. Promote student learning and development by helping participants achieve their academic goals, receive high quality support services, and access educational resources.
  2. Advance the well-being of Connecticut’s citizens through collaborations, community outreach, and advocacy with the ultimate goal of college preparation, enrollment, retention, and graduation.