Transfer Course
Evaluation Procedures

Transfer coursework from higher education institutions outside the University of Connecticut is a common component of many successful student's plans. Whether you are a current UConn School of Business student planning to take a course over the summer at a local community college, or you are a student currently enrolled at a different University exploring your options to transfer, the School of Business provides information to support students in their pursuit of a diverse and individualized plan, while ensuring the standards and rigor of the School of Business undergraduate program is upheld. Please read below based on your current student status.

All coursework must first be evaluated by UConn Undergraduate Admissions prior to the School of Business evaluating further.  No exceptions.

Current UConn Business Students

Evaluation of Non-Business Courses by the School of Business

  • Students should follow instructions in the link above if planning on taking a non-Business course in transfer (ie. School of Business general education requirements or electives); evaluation requests for critical required courses (ECON, MATH, ENGL, STAT) should be directed to the department within which the course exists
  • Courses that transfer in as generic credit (given five-digit 9XXXX numbers, ie. HIST 91000) can be evaluated further by department within which the course exists, or only after the course has been completed through the School of Business Substitution/Course Evaluation Request form (link below) with the submission of the course syllabi and a sample of the student's own materials submitted throughout the course
    • Ultimately, students should be prepared for generic credit to count as elective credit only and proceed with taking the course only if elective credit is what the student seeks to earn
  • Note that if a substitution is approved, it is likely only for the School of Business requirement (a HIST course for "Business Arts and Humanities,"  a COMM course for "Business Communication," etc.), meaning the student may still need to take an additional class to satisfy the University Content Area requirement

Evaluation of Business Courses by the School of Business

  • Courses from non-AACSB accredited institutions will not be permitted to transfer in as 3000/4000 level requirements (check the AACSB website to confirm the accreditation status of an institution)
  • For a course to be approved, all prerequisites must be complete before taking the course elsewhere
  • Be aware of your major's residence requirement, identifying courses that must be completed at UConn

Students are encouraged to speak with an advisor during our open advising hours to discuss plans eligibility to take a particular course at another institution

Current UConn Students in Non-Business Majors

 

Evaluation of Non-Business courses by the School of Business

  • Non-Business courses are not evaluated by the School of Business, and students are encouraged to take the courses as they are described on the plans of study to avoid any chance of being behind since previous courses taken UConn will not be substituted, see School of Business general education requirements for guidance
  • Evaluation requests for 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.), students may direct their requests to the department within which the course exists, or a student may submit for a substitution request only after they are a School of Business student

Evaluation of Business Courses by the School of Business

  • The School of Business will evaluate Financial Accounting courses for potential alignment with ACCT 2001 for students seeking eligibility to apply to a Business major through the School of Business Substitution/Course Evaluation Request form (link below)
  • Courses from non-AACSB accredited institutions will not be permitted to transfer in as 3000/4000 level requirements (check the AACSB website to confirm the accreditation status of an institution)
  • All other Business course evaluation requests may be submitted only after they are a School of Business student
  • Students not planning on applying to the School of Business may request evaluation 2000/3000/4000 level Business coursework if it is relevant to their current major or minor, noting that for a course to be approved, all prerequisites must also be complete

Prospective Transfer Students from Outside Institutions

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, Executive Director of the Undergraduate Program, 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, Executive Director of the Undergraduate Program, 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, Executive Director of the Undergraduate Program, who will inform the student and provide advising resources so that student can plan accordingly.