Transfer Course Evaluation Procedures

Procedures for current UConn students seeking evaluation of a course or credits to fulfill a requirement for the School of Business.  Students are advised to seek approval for a course before registering for it.

Note that no course will be evaluated through these procedures until the course has been evaluated for credit by the University of Connecticut Admissions Office, through the Prior Course Approval process available in StudentAdmin.  Review important information about transferring credit and transfer credit guidelines on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

For students planning to take a course at an outside institution:

Eligible students include:

  • Non-Business majors seeking admission to the School of Business, requesting evaluation of ACCT 2001
  • Non-Business majors not seeking admission to the School of Business, requesting evaluation 2000/3000/4000 level Business coursework
  • Business majors, requesting evaluation of a course or credits to fulfill a requirement for the School of Business

The first step is to identify the course and have the Admissions Office evaluate the course for UConn credit:

If the course is evaluated by Admissions as directly equivalent to a course on your Business plan of study, then you do not need to proceed with further evaluation.  If it is evaluated by Admissions as a different course, you may follow the evaluation procedures by submitting the course evaluation form during the evaluation period:

Time period you may submit this form: Time period you may make Prior Course Approval requests through StudentAdmin: Terms for which you can make a request:
April 1 - July 1 March 15 - June 15 Summer and Fall
October 1 - February 1 September 15 - January 15 Winter and Spring

Students seeking to have a non-Business course evaluated:

  • Current Business majors will be evaluated for a substitution for the School of Business requirement only (a HIST course for "Business Arts and Humanities,"  a COMM course for "Business Communication," etc.).  The student may still need to take an additional class to satisfy the University Content Area requirement.
  • Current non-Business majors seeking evaluations for other critical required courses (ECON, MATH, ENGL, STAT) should be directed to the department within which the course exists.  For other school required courses (PHIL, COMM, HIST, etc.), a student may submit for a substitution request only after they are a School of Business student.  Students are encouraged to take the courses as they are described on the plans of study to avoid any chance of being behind since there is no guarantee previous courses taken will be substituted.

Students seeking to have a Business course evaluated, for a course to transfer in as an upper division Business course, it must be junior level or above to equate to a 3000/4000 level course at UConn.

  • Courses from non-AACSB accredited institutions will not be permitted to transfer in as 3000/4000 level requirements.  You may check the AACSB website to confirm the accreditation status of an institution.
  • For a course to be approved, you must complete the prerequisites before taking the course elsewhere.
  • You are encouraged to meet with an advisor through our walk/call-in hours to discuss your plans and ensure you are eligible to take a particular course at another institution. It’s also important to note that every major has residence requirements that must be completed at UConn.

For transfer students with coursework already completed at prior institutions:

Transfer evaluation procedures for business courses rely on the AACSB accreditation of the institution from which the course is transferred.  You may check the AACSB website to confirm the accreditation status of an institution, and then follow the appropriate procedures below.

Please email the following items to undergrad@business.uconn.edu:

  • Course description printed from the undergraduate catalog at the institution
  • Course syllabi from the semester in which you took the course
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript from the institution that shows your grade

In most cases, for a course to transfer in as an upper division course, it must be junior level or above to equate to a 3000/4000 level course at UConn.

Courses from non-AACSB accredited institutions are not permitted to transfer in as a 3000/4000 level Business courses. If you do have courses from non-AACSB accredited institutions reflected on your transcript as part of the credits you initially transferred to UConn, the evaluation procedures below outline your options. Some departments may permit you to go through a validation process (outlined below) that requires you to take a more advanced course to solidify the learning accomplished in the course you wish to transfer. It’s important to know that this is an effort meant to help protect you from enrolling in advanced courses for which you might not be sufficiently prepared. Click on the course subject below to see if and how you can have your course evaluated.

Students who have completed Accounting courses have the following options:

  • You may receive credits for “ACCT 1000 Level” for previous work.  The credits will be used as electives toward basic degree requirements, but will not fulfill Accounting course requirements.
  • If you have completed a course deemed by the departmental Transfer Evaluator to be equivalent to either ACCT 2001 or ACCT 2101, you may receive the equivalent UConn credit.
  • For any Accounting 3000 level (or higher) course, with the approval of the departmental Transfer Evaluator, the student may enroll in the next higher level accounting course for which the course that is being attempted to transfer is a prerequisite. If the student completes the next higher level accounting course with a C or better, the student may then receive transfer credit for the prerequisite course that was completed at the previous school.

Students have the following options:

  • You may receive credits for “BA 1000 Level” for previous work.  The credits will be used as electives toward basic degree requirements, but will not fulfill Business Law course requirements
  • You may submit materials for review as described above. The departmental Transfer Evaluator will determine the possibility of being awarded a specific Business Law course based upon either a validation exam or taking a different Business Law course at the University of Connecticut.
Students who have completed either a Principles of Finance or a Business Finance course with a grade of C or better may enroll in FNCE 3101 and receive “BA 1000 Level” credits for your previous course. These credits will be used as electives toward basic degree requirements, but will not fulfill Finance course requirements.

If you earned a grade of A- or better in the course, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit for MGMT 3101 provided that the following three conditions are met:

  • First, the course content must extensively emphasize Organization Behavior with a very strong focus on leadership, team dynamics and interpersonal skill building.
  • Second, you must (no exceptions) provide a complete and detailed syllabus from the actual course taken for review.
  • Third, you must provide an official transcript verifying the final grade earned.

If the above does not apply, and you completed the course with a grade of C or better, you may receive “BA 1000 Level” credits for your previous course. These credits will be used as electives toward basic degree requirements, but will not fulfill Management course requirements.

Students who have completed either a Principles of Marketing or a Business Marketing course with a grade of C or better may enroll in MKTG 3101 and receive “BA 1000 Level” credits for your previous course. These credits will be used as electives toward basic degree requirements, but will not fulfill Marketing course requirements.
Decisions to allow validation of OPIM course work taken at a previous school will be made on a case-by-case basis after the materials described above are reviewed by the department Transfer Reviewer.

For Business Departmental Transfer Evaluators:

After reviewing the materials you have received from the Office of Undergraduate Advising staff, there are three possible outcomes. Below you will find these described, and the actions that you would need to take in each scenario:

The Course is Equivalent

The course should transfer in as the exact course that exists at the School of Business. The student will have the UConn course appear on their transcript (not “BA 1000 Level” or other generic credits). This will also allow any future student who transfers in the same course from the same institution to receive the same credit from the School of Business on their transcript.

  • Email your evaluation and decision to facreview@uconn.edu and Brandy Nelson, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising, to keep the advising team updated on your actions and so they may note such on the student’s record.

The Course can Substitute

The course can satisfy a requirement for the individual student, but it should not be listed as the equivalent course on the student’s transcript. The transcript will remain as is, and a substitution can be processed.

  • Email your evaluation and decision to Brandy Nelson, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising, who will work with the student to proceed with officially substituting the requirement.

The Course is not Equivalent and cannot Substitute

The course is not equivalent.

  • Email your evaluation and decision to Brandy Nelson, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising, who will inform the student and provide advising resources so that student can plan accordingly.