Fall 2020 Guidance for Returning Students on F1 Visas

International students on F1 visas who are located outside of the United States and do not feel comfortable returning for the Fall 2020 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 2020. Students should also make it a priority to understand the impact of these decisions on their visa status (click HERE 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.  They will let you know the current opportunities or limitations with your visa.

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 2020, students should use this information to select the appropriate types of instruction that meet their need.
  • Course instruction modes were announced in July and students can add/drop/swap courses through the start of the fall 2020 term if necessary. For the steps to take to finalize your fall schedule, view the Fall 2020 guidance from the School of Business.
  • Advisors will be available to help you work through any challenges as you plan your schedule and what types of instructor fit your needs.
  • This FAQ page provided by the Registrar may be helpful to understand the different course options that may be available to students this fall. 
Courses offered fully online, asynchronously (meaning that the course can be accessed at any time), will be specifically noted in Peoplesoft as  “www” . 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.
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.

  • It is not common for requirements to be fulfilled while studying elsewhere. You can expect in most cases to fulfill elective requirements. If you are seeking to take business courses abroad that are approved, all prerequisites must be fulfilled. Please consult with Brandy Nelson before considering taking required business courses abroad.
  • Every business major has a set of Residence Requirements. Please view your Plan of Study to review yours. These classes cannot be taken at other institutions. Some of the courses that must be taken at UConn include MGMT 4900/4902 and the business writing courses.
  • Fall 2020 graduates should consult with Brandy Nelson to determine if studying abroad in their final semester is an 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:

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

Please note that applications are now closed for all programs (8/13/2020).

Upperclassmen Programs: General Programs Overview – Webinar (Recorded July 1, 2020).
STAT 1100Q, ECON 1201, ANTH 1000, PSYC 1100, CHEM 1127Q.
UConn Course # UConn Course Name Fudan University Course # Fudan University Course Name Majors Who Can Benefit from Course
BADM 3760 MANA110005 E-Business This is not a course a business student can take.
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MANA116019.01 International Markets Study All business majors, prerequisites must be completed.
OPIM 4893 OPIM Foreign Study MANA116022.01 Company Logistics Approved to fulfill an OPIM Elective for the MIS major
FNCE 3101 Financial Management MANA130004 Financial Management All business majors, prerequisites must be completed.
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management MANA130006 Marketing Management All business majors, prerequisites must be completed.
OPIM 3103 Business Information Systems MANA130007 Business Information Systems All business majors
FNCE 4893 Finance Foreign Study MANA130363 Behavioral Finance Approved for Finance majors to fulfill an “Additional FNCE Course” Requirement for all catalog years.
MKTG 3260 Marketing Research MANA116019 International Markets Study Marketing major should NOT take this course. It is required to be taken in residence at UConn. 
BADM 2893 Business Administration Foreign Study MANA130387.01 Business Logistics - Doing Business in China Elective for any major
Title of Course Taken Abroad (as listed on syllabi) Course Number Taken Abroad (as listed on syllabi) UConn Course Code and Number Majors/Minors Who Can Benefit from Course   Credits
Introduction to Business & Management CELEN041 BADM 2893 Elective 3
Introduction to Information Technology CELEF002 OPIM 4893 Business Data Analytics, Business Administration. Other business majors may accept with approval. Please check Brandy Nelson. 3
Corporate Entrepreneurship BUSI2120 MGMT 4893 Business Data Analytics, Business Administration, Management Major and Minor 3
Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise BUSI1085 OPIM 3104 All business majors 3
Computers in Business BUSI1067 BADM 2893 Elective 3
Introduction to Accounting BUSI1122 BADM 2893 Elective 3
Marketing Management BUSI2178 BADM 2893 Elective 3
Introduction to Accounting BUSI1122 BADM 2893 Elective 3
Marketing Strategy BUSI4378 MKTG 4893 (Must have completed MKTG 3101 before) Only approved for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms. Marketing, Marketing Management, Business Data Analytics, Business Administration, Management Major 3
Marketing Management in the Digital Economy BUSI4376 MKTG 4893 (Must have completed MKTG 3101 before) Marketing, Marketing Management, Business Data Analytics, Business Administration, Management Major 3
Management Accounting and Decisions 1 P11126 BADM 2893 Elective 3
Organisational Behaviour P11613 MGMT 4893 Business Data Analytics, Business Administration, Management Major and Minor 3
Business Finance P11605 FNCE 4893 Business Data Analytics, Business Administration, Finance Major. Other business majors may accept with approval. Please check Brandy Nelson. 3

Transferring Credit to UConn
Requires taking a Leave of Absence

If UConn is teaching courses in asynchronous delivery, we strongly encourage you to not separate from UConn in Fall 2020. However, if you feel you must and 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 2020 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 HERE

Before committing to this option, email undergrad.business@uconn.edu to connect with an advisor.

Questions?

Please send any questions you have through email to brandy.nelson@uconn.edu.