Fall 2021 Guidance for Returning Students on F1 Visas

International students on F1 visas who are located outside of the United States and who do not feel comfortable returning for the Fall 2021 semester OR they are unable to return due to travel and government restrictions can take all classes online. Below, students will find guidance that will help them to make informed decisions about their options in Fall 2021. Students should also make it a priority to understand the impact of these decisions on their visa status (Visit the ISSS COVID-19 FAQ page for more information). 

If you are an F1 visa student in the United States, please continue to monitor the updates emailed to you from ISSS and on the webpages below.  They will let you know the current opportunities or limitations with your visa.

The information on this page is accurate as of July 9, 2021 and will continue to be updated.

Options at UConn
Taking in-person or online courses through UConn:

Once you have confirmed with ISSS what types of enrollment your visa will permit for Fall 2021, students should use this information to select the appropriate types of instruction that meet their need.
    • For some students, attending UConn virtually this fall may be the best option. We are currently working with international students currently out of the country who are graduating to determine what kind of options there are that will not impede their graduation timeline. Note that online and distance learning class offerings are limited.
 
  • Please use the permission number form to communicate your needs to us for the Fall 2021 Term. Please request courses for your major’s campus of admission.  If you are in a Storrs major, please look for virtual courses at the Storrs campus.  If we are not offering the business courses you need to maintain progress towards graduation, please let us know through the Permission Number Form.
    • Under the REASONS section select “I am an international student currently out of the country.”
    • When you identify the “fall term”, you will have some additional questions available to you.
    • Select “Virtual – asynchronous or synchronous” for the question “Are you seeking to take in-person or virtual classes?”
    • Select “No” for the question “Are we already offering a virtual section of the course you are seeking?”
  • Courses offered fully online, asynchronously (meaning that the course can be accessed at any time), will be specifically noted in Student Admin. We recommend that students living abroad who choose to enroll in a fully online semester of UConn courses choose classes with asynchronous delivery to prevent challenges associated with accessing course content in real time due to time zone differences. Be sure to also review ISSS’s Online Study Rules for International Students who plan to study online this Fall.
Some students are participating in Education Abroad experiences in their home countries. Please be aware of the following guidelines to help you make an informed decision about the class choices at other institutions.
    • We recommend seniors take classes at UConn through virtual offerings for Fall 2021 to maintain progress towards graduation. Students should consult with Brandy Nelson to determine if studying abroad in their final semester is an option.
 
  • First Year students - (non-graduating) seniors, in some business majors may be able to benefit from the currently approved courses at: Fudan University, the University of Nottingham Ningbo and London programs. This is highly dependent upon your major, graduation goals, and whether or not you have met the prerequisites. Please reach out to an advisor to determine if any of these abroad options work for you. Note that deadlines to apply may have passed.

Options at Partner Institutions Abroad
Taking Courses Through A UConn Exchange Program

ECNU Course # ECNU Course Title Course Pre-requisites UConn Course # Credits
FINA0031131071 Financial Accounting Not recommended for first year students. May not be taken out of sequence after passing ACCT  2101, 3005, or 3260. ACCT 2001 - While approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 3
GECI0031111008 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 1202 3
GEOG0031121008 Microeconomics ECON 1201 3
REEM0031121001 Macroeconomics ECON 1202 3
MATH0031111000 College Mathematics MATH 1071Q 3
STAT0031111001 University Statistics STAT 1100Q 3
  Additional general education and elective courses are available through ECNU. A full listing of course equivalents is available here.
Fudan University Course # Fudan University Course Name UConn Course # Course Pre-requisites Credits
ECON130031 Investments FNCE 3302 FNCE 3101 for BUSN majors, or MATH 3650 for Math-Act-FNCE majors; open to junior or higher BUSN and Math-Act-FNCE majors. Not open for credit to students who have passed FNCE 3303. May not be taken out of sequence after passing FNCE 4308 or 4309. 3
ECON130051.01 Enterprise Management MGMT 4893 3
ECON130084.01 Introduction to Venture Capital FNCE 4893 3
ECON130137.01 Corporate Finance BADM 2893 3
ECON130156 Accounting BADM 2893 3
ECON130169.01 International business management MGMT 4893 -  while approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 3
ECON130177.01 Supply-Chain Finance OPIM 4893 3
MANA 130313 Derivative securities FNCE 4893 3
MANA110005 E-Business BADM 3760 - This is not a course a business student can take. 3
MANA116019 International Markets Study MKTG 3260 - Marketing majors should NOT take this course. It is required to be taken in residence at UConn. MKTG 3101 or BADM 3750 3
MANA116019.01 International Markets Study MKTG 3101 ACCT 2001; ECON 1200, or ECON 1201 and 1202; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; MATH 1070 and 1071, or MATH 1131 and 1070/1132, or MATH 1125,1126 and 1132/1070; STAT 1000 or 1100 3
MANA116022.01 Company Logistics OPIM 4893 - Approved to fulfill an OPIM Elective for the MIS major 3
MANA130004 Financial Management FNCE 3101 ACCT 2001; ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and ECON 1202; MATH 1070 and MATH 1071, or MATH 1131 and MATH 1070 or MATH 1132, or MATH 1125, MATH 1126 and MATH 1132 or MATH 1070; STAT 1000 or STAT 1100 3
MANA130005 Operational Research OPIM 3803 OPIM 3103 or instructor consent. 3
MANA130006 Marketing Management MKTG 3101 ACCT 2001; ECON 1200, or ECON 1201 and 1202; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; MATH 1070 and 1071, or MATH 1131 and 1070/1132, or MATH 1125,1126 and 1132/1070; STAT 1000 or 1100 3
MANA130007 Business Information Systems OPIM 3103
MANA130013 Logistics Management OPIM 4893 3
MANA130042 International Business Management MGMT 4893 -  while approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 2
MANA130152.01 The Business Environments by Countries MGMT 4893 3
MANA130153.01 Human Resource Management MGMT 3237 MGMT 3101 or BADM 3740 3
MANA130315.01 Corporate Governance MGMT 4893 3
MANA130363 Behavioral Finance FNCE 4893 - Approved for Finance majors to fulfill an “Additional FNCE Course” Requirement for all catalog years. 3
MANA130384.01 Product Innovation Management MGMT 4893 -  while approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 2
MANA130387.01 Business Logistics - Doing Business in China BADM 2893
MANA130393 Brand communication management MKTG 3757 MKTG 3101 or BADM 3750. Cannot be taken for credit after passing MKTG 3362. Not open to students who have passed or are currently enrolled in BADM 3757. 3
POLI130098 Chinese Grassroots' Politics in and Local Governance MGMT 4893 -  while approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 2
SOCI130084.01 The Management of Nonprofit Organizations MGMT 4893 2
SOSC120006.05 Accounting ACCT 2001 -  while approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. Not recommended for freshmen. Cannot be taken after ACCT 2101, 3005, 3260. 3
TOUR130037.01 Tourism Market Studies BADM 2893 -  while approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 2
TOUR130077.01 Introduction to Cultural and Creative Industries BADM 2893 2
UNNC University Course # UNNC University Course Name UConn Course # Course Pre-requisites Credits
BUSI 1245/N 12005 BUSI 1245/N 12005 International Business MGMT 3225 MGMT 3101 or BADM 3740. 3
BUSI 2014 Managing Tourism and the Environment: Conflict or Consensus? MGMT 4893 3
BUSI 2044 Managing the Responsible Business MGMT 4893 3
BUSI 2172 Marketing Management BADM 2893 5
BUSI 2173 Human Resource Management with International Perspectives MGMT 4893 5
BUSI 2176 Technology and Organisation OPIM 4893 5
BUSI 3182 Business Ethics and Sustainability BLAW 4893 2
BUSI1067 Computers in Business BADM 2893 3
BUSI1070 Business Finance FNCE 3101 ACCT 2001; ECON 1200 or 1201&1202; MATH 1070&1071 or 1131&1070/1132 or 1125, 1126&1132/1070; STAT 1000 or 1100. 3
BUSI1085 Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise OPIM 3104 3
BUSI1086 Organizational Behaviour MGMT 3101 ACCT 2001; ECON 1200, or ECON 1201 and 1202; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; all of which may be taken concurrently. 3
BUSI1091 Humanistic Philosophy in Business MGMT 4893 While approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 3
BUSI1122 Introduction to Accounting BADM 2893 While approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 3
BUSI1122 Introduction to Accounting BADM 2893 While approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 3
BUSI2120 Corporate Entrepreneurship MGMT 4893 3
BUSI2178 Marketing Management BADM 2893 3
BUSI4376 Marketing Management in the Digital Economy MKTG 4893 - While approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. 3
BUSI4378 Marketing Strategy MKTG 4893 While approval is likely, we cannot guarantee it until the syllabi is reviewed for Fall 2021. MKTG 3101 3
CELEF002 Introduction to Information Technology OPIM 4893 3
CELEN037 Foundation Calculus and Mathematical Techniques MATH 1131Q 3
CELEN041 Introduction to Business & Management BADM 2893 3
CELEN064 Introduction to Economics II ECON 1202 3
CELEN084 Advanced Foundation Math 2 MATH 1131Q 3
N13330 Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice MGMT 4893 3
P11126 Management Accounting and Decisions 1 BADM 2893 3
P11605 Business Finance FNCE 4893 3
P11613 Organizational Behaviour MGMT 4893 3

Transferring Credit to UConn
Requires taking a Leave of Absence

If you choose to take courses at a local institution, these will be considered transfer work and you will be required to take a leave of absence for the Fall 2021 semester. To do so, follow the instructions on this page in the Taking A Leave of Absence section. Business courses can only be transferred from AACSB accredited institutions. Transfer work must be evaluated BEFORE you register for the course to ensure it is transferrable to UConn.  Please review the steps to having a course evaluated Before committing to this option, email undergrad.business@uconn.edu to connect with an advisor. Due to visa regulations, you should also connect with your ISSS Advisor if you hold an F-1 Visa before committing to this option.

Taking A Leave of Absence
Notes for students not taking classes:

Students who seek to separate from UConn in the fall should do so after consulting with an advisor by emailing undergrad.business@uconn.edu.  If you leave your business major meeting the Scholastic Standing requirements for your catalog year and credit standing, you will be readmitted to the same School of Business major when you return. Steps to ensure Taking A Leave of Absence goes smoothly:

Frequently Asked Questions
Please view the answers to important questions below, and send any additional questions you have through email to brandy.nelson@uconn.edu.

Review your plan of study. Page one of your plan of study outlines your Critical courses and General Education requirements. Business students also need about 15 credits of non-Business electives to graduate. Page two of your plan of study outlines your upper-division Business course requirements, designed to be done in last two years (possibly three terms).
Students are encouraged to reach out to our team via Drop-in Advising Hours through our chat or virtual meetings. If you cannot make those, please email undergrad.business@uconn.edu with any questions or concerns. You can also email your advisor directly. General Information on academic policies for business and prospective Business majors available here.
Many student organizations are operating virtually this semester. You should also monitor your UConn email for LAUNCH opportunities! More opportunities to engage are available.