Spring 2021 Guidance from School of Business

The School of Business welcomes our new and returning students, faculty, and staff at all of UConn's campuses. We know we will encounter challenges but we will support you in helping to create resolutions. Students are encouraged to reach out to our team via Virtual 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, if you wish to discuss extenuating circumstances, and/or otherwise need assistance with your course schedule. This website will provide you with the most up-to-date information concerning the School of Business policies and procedures for undergraduate education during Spring 2021.

The information on this page is accurate as of April 19, 2021 and will continue to be updated.

Important Announcements for Spring

  • Add/Drop Deadline: The deadline to add or drop a course has been extended to Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Any students who drop a course through Wednesday, February 3, 2021 will be able to do so and not have that course appear on their record. Courses dropped after this date will have a “W” for withdrawal recorded on the academic record.
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline: Normal course withdrawal policies are in place for the Spring 2021 term. Students can request to withdraw from a course until the spring course withdrawal deadline via the "Withdraw from a Course" form available on the Registrar's website.
  • Pass/Fail Policies and Procedures: The opportunity to place Spring 2021 courses on and take a course off pass/fail has been adjusted for all undergraduate students.  Students can request to place a course on pass/fail (or place a course back on graded from pass/fail) until the spring pass/fail deadlines via the "Pass/Fail Request" form available on the Registrar's website.  Otherwise, all normal pass/fail policies are in place, including:
    • Business students cannot put business courses on pass/fail. Business courses include the following subjects: ACCT, BADM, BUSN, BLAW, FNCE, HCMI, MEM, MGMT, MKTG, and OPIM.
    • Business students and students seeking to apply to Business cannot place business critical courses on pass/fail to satisfy the critical course requirements.
    • Other courses may be placed on pass/fail per the Pass/Fail guidelines as outlined in the catalog noting that “courses placed on Pass/Fail may only be used as electives; they may not be used to satisfy the General Education Requirement, the major or related requirements, the skill requirements, the minor requirements, or any school or college course requirement.”
    • Courses placed on pass/fail in Spring 2021 will count towards the maximum of three courses (no more than 12 credits) of pass/fail allowed during your undergraduate career (this excludes courses placed on pass/fail in Spring 2020).
  • The spring 2021 list of in-person Business courses is available.
  • Resources for internet access and loaner devices are available through the State of CT and the University.

Spring 2021 Academic Updates Emailed to Current Business Majors


How to Finalize Your Spring Course Schedule

  1. Identify and understand the course modality options of the courses you are planning to enroll in for spring
  2. Determine if the course offerings will work for you based on your housing, health, finances and academic needs
  3. If your class is not in-person, confirm you can access content for your course by viewing your course information in HuskyCT or via an email from your instructor.  Thank you for being patient as faculty work through providing information.
  4. If necessary, swap/add/drop courses in Student Admin through 10pm Monday, February 1st. Don't forget to include closed/full courses across all campuses and online in your search parameters.
  5. If (a) course(s) you need is not offered or open in the mode that you need, take action by following the steps below based on the type of course:
Please use this information to understand business courses from the following departments: ACCT; BADM; BUSN; BLAW; FNCE; HCMI; MGMT; MKTG; and OPIM.

If the course section offered in your preferred modality has seats available

If the course has seats available, you meet the pre-requisites and you meet any existing reserve capacity requirements, self-enroll in the course in Student Admin.

If the course has seats available and you meet the pre-requisites, but you are unable to self-enroll, request a permission number to enroll.
If the course section offered in your preferred modality is full

If the course is full, but you meet the pre-requisites to enroll, request a permission number to over-enroll.
If you need to take a course on a different campus

If the course you need is only offered on another campus in the modality that you need (e.g. you need to take MGMT 3101 online (WW or DL), but it is only offered in person (P, SP, or HB) on your campus), but you are unable to self-enroll, you may request (a) permission number(s). Ensure you meet the course pre-requisites before submitting a permission number request. Students must provide a detailed explanation in the "Brief Comments" section as to why they are seeking access to the course(s) on a different campus.

Regional campus students should be aware that online and distance learning classes are still assigned to a campus.

Seeking a different course modality

If you need a specific business course to graduate on time and you meet the course pre-requisites, but it is not offered on any campus in your preferred modality (e.g. the course you need is only taught in person (P, SP) or hybrid/blended (HB), but you prefer to take it online (WW or DL)), please let us know you are unable to complete the course in-person. We will work with the departments to determine if another option can be offered.  Please let us know which business course you need by emailing undergrad.business@uconn.edu.
Selecting a different course

Students may review their academics requirements report in Student Admin and their plan of study, and work with an Academic Advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Advising to determine if there is a different course offered in their preferred modality that they can take in spring 2021 to make progress toward their degree.
Non-Business courses include any course offered outside of the School of Business departments, including critical courses (ECON, ENGL, MATH, STAT), general education requirements, non-Business electives, and non-Business minor courses.

Selecting a different course modality or campus

Students may review their academics requirements report in Student Admin and their plan of study, and work with an Academic Advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Advising to determine if there is a different course offered in their preferred mode of instruction that they can take in spring 2021 to make progress toward their degree.

Generally, students must plan on taking at least 50% of their courses on their home campus, meaning students may be able to split between campuses where possible and necessary. There will be flexibility for Spring 2021 when taking virtual classes outside of your home campus.  Keep in mind, there are instances where courses are reserved for majors at a particular campus (for example, Business students must plan on taking any Business classes on their own campus.) If you are seeking to take a course offered at a different campus, you may use StudentAdmin to register for the course. Please consult with an Academic Advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Advising if there are any questions regarding modality or campus selection and impact on home campus status.

Who do I contact with questions?

Residential Life

Housing and meal plans

Bursar

Fee bill questions

Parking Services

On-campus parking (all campuses)

UConn Bookstore

Textbook ordering and delivery

ISSS

International students needing support with F-1 and J-1 visas

Additional Resources

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.

View Academic Guidance for Other Terms impacted by Covid-19

Academic and Course FAQ

This information should be provided in the syllabus for the course that you will received when the course begins, but if you need the information sooner, you can reach out to the instructor directly.
  • Pass/Fail Policies and Procedures: The opportunity to place Spring 2021 courses on and take a course off pass/fail has been adjusted for all undergraduate students.  Students can request to place a course on pass/fail (or place a course back on graded from pass/fail) until the spring pass/fail deadlines via the "Pass/Fail Request" form available on the Registrar's website.  Otherwise, all normal pass/fail policies are in place, including:
    • Business students cannot put business courses on pass/fail. Business courses include the following subjects: ACCT, BADM, BUSN, BLAW, FNCE, HCMI, MEM, MGMT, MKTG, and OPIM.
    • Business students and students seeking to apply to Business cannot place business critical courses on pass/fail to satisfy the critical course requirements.
    • Other courses may be placed on pass/fail per the Pass/Fail guidelines as outlined in the catalog noting that “courses placed on Pass/Fail may only be used as electives; they may not be used to satisfy the General Education Requirement, the major or related requirements, the skill requirements, the minor requirements, or any school or college course requirement.”
    • Courses placed on pass/fail in Spring 2021 will count towards the maximum of three courses (no more than 12 credits) of pass/fail allowed during your undergraduate career (this excludes courses placed on pass/fail in Spring 2020).

Housing, Campus and Finances FAQ

Detailed information regarding which specific spaces will be open across campuses is available on the University Reopening webpage.
We have made every attempt in the business majors' curriculum to offer sections or other courses that meet your School of Business requirements in multiple modes of instruction. If you are still finding courses you need to take in spring 2021 are not available in the needed mode of instruction and cannot switch to another course or delay taking the course into another semester, please email undergrad.business@uconn.edu.  Please provided a detailed explanation addressing why the course must be taken in spring 2021 so we may more quickly address your concern.  While we may not be able change mode instruction for the course, we will strategize with you to determine the appropriate next steps.
If the course is a non-Business course (offered through any other academic department): We recommend you seek an alternative course that fulfills the requirements.  If you are unable to find one in the mode of instruction and cannot delay taking the course, please email undergrad.business@uconn.edu.
Yes, students can take courses offered through campuses other than their home campus. Please review the steps for finalizing your spring schedule to determine if you need to take a course on a different campus, and how to gain access to the course.
An October 9, 2020 email communication from the Office of the Provost indicated the following:

Fee Reduction
  • A student may receive the fee reduction if they are not living on campus and they have no in-person courses.
    • Research and independent study courses will be labeled as in person no matter where they take place. Students will not be eligible for the fee reduction if they are enrolled in these courses.

    Students can view the UConn Reopening FAQ and/or contact the UConn Bursar with any questions.
The University cannot guarantee any particular course selection. If students prefer in-person courses, they may consult the Dynamic Class Search in Student Admin in combination with their Academic Requirements Report and their plan of study, and work with their Academic Advisor to identify courses offered in-person that they can take in spring 2021 to make progress toward their degree.