Current Business Students Transferring Credit

Procedures for current Business majors at UConn looking to take a course (not identified as a residence requirement) 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.

Step 1: Decide where to take an approved course

Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations regarding transferring credit. See the "Notes" and helpful links below. From there, you can decide what institution would make the most sense for you.

Check Equivalencies:

  • Use the transfer equivalencies website to see if your specific institution is listed, and if it offers courses that are equivalent to the courses you are looking for. Input "Connecticut State Community College" if taking any courses at one of the consolidated CT community colleges.

If your institution is not listed:

  • Compare the course descriptions in the UConn course catalog to the course descriptions in the catalog from the other institution.
  • Submit a Prior Course Approval request through StudentAdmin by the deadline. Courses evaluated as generic credit (given five-digit 9XXXX numbers, ie. HIST 91000) will count as elective credit, and are not evaluated further by the School of Business until after the course is completed.

Step 2: Enroll at that institution

Review important transfer credit guidelines on UConn's Transfer Admissions website.

Use the local college’s website/information to see when/if the course is offered and to register for the course.

IMPORTANT: Taking pre-requisite courses in transfer may result in the inability to register for essential Business classes until the pre-requisite is completed and posted to your UConn transcript.

Step 3: After you complete the course

You have to request that the college send your official transcript to UConn Admissions.  Typically this request can be made online through the institution's website.

  • Once UConn Admissions receives your official transcript, it will be evaluated and processed and credits are posted to your UConn transcript within 4-6 weeks after whichever transfer credit deadline you met (Jan 15, Jun 15, or Sep 6). Contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions about the status of your transfer credit.
  • You need to have earned a C or better at that institution to be eligible to earn credit. The grade you earn will not be on your UConn transcript and will have no effect on your GPA. Instead, the grade will be listed as “T” for “transfer” on your UConn transcript.


  • 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
    • A grade of C or better must be earned to be eligible for transfer; the grade does not transfer over to your UConn transcript, rather it will say "T" for transfer and have no impact on GPA
  • 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.
  • Be aware of all residence requirements for the School of Business and your major (these are in the Undergraduate Catalog and listed on each major Plan of Study).  Speak with an OUA Advisor prior to taking any course in transfer if you have questions about this.
  • All UConn academic regulations apply:
    • Note that you are required to obtain written approval (from your current school of college) before repeating any course a third time at UConn or at another institution.  In most cases, you will not be approved to take a required course a third time and have it show on your UConn transcript.  No student is ever approved to take a course for a fourth time.  Please plan your academics in accordance with this policy.
    • See more details in the Undergraduate Catalog.