Transfer Course Evaluation Procedures

Eligibility for Course Evaluation:

For a course to be reviewed, the course first must be assigned a UConn department and course number (e.g. BUSN 91000, HIST 1993, etc.).  If the course for which you are seeking evaluation is not already on your transcript, please first proceed through the Prior Course Approval process available in StudentAdmin (if the UConn equivalency is not available on the Transfer Course Equivalencies page) or for courses taken abroad, proceed through the course alignment process.

Once a UConn department and course number has been designated, please submit your request using the online Substitution/Course Evaluation Request Form, available on our forms page. Examples of appropriate submissions through this form include:

  • Non-Business majors seeking admission to the School of Business, requesting evaluation of ACCT 2001
  • Business majors requesting evaluation of a course or credits to fulfill a requirement for the School of Business
  • Non-Business majors not seeking admission to the School of Business, requesting evaluation 2000/3000/4000 level Business coursework

Important Notes and Resources:

Students seeking to have a non-Business course evaluated

  • Current Business majors will be evaluated for a substitution for the School of Business requirement only (a HIST course for "Business Arts and Humanities,"  a COMM course for "Business Communication," etc.).  The student may still need to take an additional class to satisfy the University Content Area requirement.
  • Current non-Business majors seeking evaluations for other 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.), a student may submit for a substitution request only after they are a School of Business student.  Students are encouraged to take the courses as they are described on the plans of study to avoid any chance of being behind since there is no guarantee previous courses taken will be substituted.

Students seeking to have a Business course evaluated

  • 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.
  • 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. It’s also important to note that every major has residence requirements that must be completed at UConn.

For Business Departmental Transfer Evaluators:

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

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