Welcome New Huskies!
We are excited to meet newly admitted Business students at our in-person orientation programs this summer.
The School of Business orientation program is a dynamic, in-depth introduction to what it means to be a student in UConn’s School of Business. A student will leave their School of Business orientation experience feeling confident about their academic requirements, the importance of experiential involvement and the opportunities that exist for each student, and most importantly, students will be excited and motivated to create a unique, individual experience which will lead to a successful career in Business!
New Student FAQs
Before attending orientation:
Answer: Yes, but be sure your SFA Hold is resolved.Follow guidance in the Orientation Onboarding portal to be sure you are prepared. One item that you will need to address this and every year is the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, in order to be able to enroll in classes. It takes a few minutes and is done through StudentAdmin.
Answer: YESAll Business students are asked to complete the MPE (Math Placement Exam) with a 22 or higher, regardless of prior experience or academic plans. Scores will not impact student placement or advisor recommendations for MATH courses, but a passing score will help a student be better prepared for the business math curriculum, and allow for a productive conversation with an Academic Advisor at Orientation.
Answer: It depends.All Business students are encouraged to review the guidelines for English placement. Note that the GPS is required for incoming international students and non-native speakers of English, but open to any student, to help determine student readiness and appropriate placement for required first year English courses.
Answer: NOBusiness students do not typically take Chemistry courses, so the Chemistry Placement Exam is not required unless the student plans to pursue Chemistry separately or a specific STEM field which requires it (pre-med/pre-dental, etc.).
After attending orientation:
Answer: We know you can probably do more, but we want you to have a very strong academic start to your time at UConn.Instead of balancing your time with an additional class (17 credits it the maximum allowed), we recommend you channel that time and energy into 12-14 credits to establish an excellent academic foundation as a School of Business student. This recommendation is more specific to the School of Business for two reasons:
- The first is that, unlike a student pursuing something like Engineering, a School of Business student only needs 120 credits to graduate and will inevitably take 16-17 credit semesters in their later terms, so if there is a term to be “light” on, it is their first term so the transition and adjustment can be alleviated by a less time-consuming course schedule. We also want students to get involved in student clubs and organizations, and find a strong footing on campus, which is made simpler without having a heavier course load.
- The second reason is that School of Business students have one of the highest academic GPA standards to achieve to maintain their status within the School of Business. A strong first term is an important component in securing certainty in a student's overall graduation plan.
Answer: Use StudentAdmin.In the School of Business, we ensure that all students leave orientation with a perfect schedule, so our hope is that there is not a need to make adjustments afterwards. In the event a student does want to make changes, they will need to wait until access to the StudentAdmin system is open, and any holds are resolved, to then use StudentAdmin to make adjustments. Advisor approval is not needed to make any changes, even through the first two weeks of the term. Students can rely on what they learned at orientation to navigate enrollment actions in StudentAdmin, or brush up with the help links below:
- General StudentAdmin help for students
- Use the Swap function (saves your seat in the course you are looking to drop until you are successfully enrolled in the course you are looking to add) **strongly recommended over dropping a course!
- Reference the Dynamic Class Search to see unreserved available seats
- View your Weekly Schedule (online asynchronous classes will be listed under the schedule since there are no weekly meeting times)
- General guidance on how to choose a course
Answer: Take action ASAP, before you start at UConn.Advisors will review important credit standing information at Orientation, however students are expected to take specific actions if planning on coming with any AP and/or transfer credit prior to attending orientation, or at the latest, immediately following attending orientation. Required actions for students with Early College Experience (ECE) happen during the student's first term, and must be acted upon before the start of the student's second term.
Answer: When they are reflected on your UConn transcript.Advisors will not get this information any sooner than you do, and can see the same information in the system as you can. So, you can confirm if UConn has received and processed your scores/credits by running your Unofficial Transcript in StudentAdmin. Credits will be listed at the top in the "Undergraduate Record" portion of the transcript.
The School of Business accepts applications of eligible UConn students two times each academic year.
If already at UConn, it is important to work towards a parallel plan while you are preparing to apply to the School of Business to make progress towards graduation.
There are many minors offered by the School of Business that integrate well into many majors outside of Business.