Procedures for current Business majors at UConn looking to take a course over the winter or summer at a different institution closer to home. Students are encouraged to discuss any plans with their Advisor as certain courses are important to take here at UConn, depending on major and broader academic plan.
- Be sure to review all information on the Transfer Admissions website for current UConn students and make note of important items such as:
- Language and lab science courses taught in an online format do not transfer
- Generally, writing intensive ("W") courses do not transfer
- A course not listed in the institution's official course catalog does not transfer
- If you do choose to take a pre-requisite course in transfer without allowing enough time to post to your UConn transcript, it will limit your ability to register for Business courses until the pre-requisite course is completed and posted to your UConn transcript. See FAQs below for details.
Since the pre-requisite course is not on your UConn transcript, you will not be able to register for any course that uses it as a pre-requisite through StudentAdmin until the course posts on your UConn transcript (see posting period link above). If the course is an essential course for your major, you may request a permission number through the online permission number request form once you complete the course and earn a C or better.
- Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 above.
- Step 4: Submit permission number requests for the course(s) that use your transferred course as a pre-requisite.
- Step 5: Email an Advisor in BUSN 248 or email@example.com to confirm and document your eligibility. In your email, include a list for which courses you have requested permission numbers, as well as documentation of your completion of the equivalent pre-requisite course. Acceptable documentation includes:
- An emailed PDF of your unofficial transcript from the outside institution with your final grade.
- A screenshot of the institutions enrollment management system showing the institution name, your name, course number, and final grade.
- Step 6: Wait for a response from the department(s), noting that this process does not guarantee you will be granted permission. If you are concerned about registering in a timely manner, please plan on taking the pre-requisite course(s) at a UConn campus.
Yes, Prior Course Approvals are specific to an individual student's record. If you do not submit a Prior Course Approval for an institution not listed on the transfer course equivalencies site, you cannot guarantee you will get credit.
For the University's Repeat Forgiveness policy to be triggered, the course needs to be evaluated and posted to your transcript as exactly the same course you are seeking to repeat. Grades from outside institutions do not transfer, and instead, the grade will be listed as “T” for “transfer” on your UConn transcript. In the computation of GPA when a student repeats a course, the credit and grade points for the most recent taking of the course are included in the GPA calculation and the credit and grade points for the prior taking of the course remain on the transcript, but are removed from the GPA calculation. Since the transferred in credit has no impact on GPA, repeating a class in transfer would remove the credit and grade points from the prior taking of the course from all GPA calculations, but the original letter grade remains listed on the transcript.