PREVIOUSLY EARNED TRANSFER CREDITS
UConn Credit Evaluation
UConn credit is granted for courses that meet all the criteria below. Courses must be:
- From a regionally accredited, degree-granting college or university
- Comparable in content and quality to courses offered at UConn
- Completed with a minimum grade of a “C” (2.0)
If a course does not meet the University of Connecticut standards, credit will not be granted.
Courses that meet the University of Connecticut standards:
- and have a direct UConn equivalent, are assigned the same course code and the number of credits as the UConn course (e.g. SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology – at Asnuntuck Community College transfers in to UConn as SOCI 1001 – Introduction to Sociology).
- but do not have a direct UConn equivalent are granted generic credit with a 91000 or 92000 course code, rather than 1000 or 2000 (e.g. BIO 211 – Anatomy and Physiology – at Asnuntuck Community College transfers into UConn as PNB 92501 – PNB/L Anat&Phys 2000 Level).
Note: Grades from previous institutions will not transfer and will instead be represented by a “T” to indicate transfer credits. Students will not receive credit for online language or online laboratory courses.
Credit Evaluation Deadlines
Transfer credits are evaluated and posted to students’ UConn transcript during a six week period beginning on the following dates: January 15, June 15 and September 6. It is important that students’ final transcripts are received by Transfer Admissions prior to these dates so that their credits will be applied to their UConn transcript as soon as possible to avoid enrollment difficulties.
Applying Your Transfer Courses & Credits To Your Degree
- Any course that has “Q” in the UConn equivalent transfer course code will fulfill one course for the Quantitative competency requirement.
- Any course that transfers in with 91300 in the course code will fulfill a “W” requirement. Please note that while 2 “W” courses are required, at least one must be within a student’s major.
- Students wishing to apply transfer credits to their major requirements need the approval of their advisor and a CLAS dean’s designee in the Academic Services Center. Only transfer courses 2000 level or higher can be applied to the major requirements.
- Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts who transfer courses to UConn which have “L” in the description and, which are not automatically substituted for the Content Area Three laboratory requirement, can petition the CLAS Academic Services Center for a substitution at clasadvising.uconn.edu.
- Some majors (i.e. Psychology, Political Science, Biology, English and Philosophy), restrict the number of transfer credits that can be applied to major requirements. Students should check with their advisor and/or the Academic Services Center to determine if their major has such restrictions.
Re-evaluation of Transfer Courses
Students who wish to have their transfer credits reevaluated must contact the Transfer Admissions Office at 860-486-3137 to begin the process.
EARNING TRANSFER CREDITS AS A MATRICULATED STUDENT
Transfer Admissions lists all of the courses (and their UConn equivalent) that the University of Connecticut accepts from other Connecticut universities and colleges. Students can access the list for each institution at: admissions.uconn.edu/content/transfer/course-equivalencies.
Students wishing to take courses outside of Connecticut or at a university not on the Transfer Course Equivalencies page should submit a Prior Course Approval request before registering for the courses.
Prior-approval Process for Transfer Credits
Matriculated students can have transfer courses approved for credit through the Student Administration system. To access this service, log into the Student Administration system and select: Main Menu >> Self Service >> Student Center >> My Academics >> Prior Course Approval.
Prior Course Approval for Summer term and Fall semester are processed March 15—June 15. Winter term and Spring semester courses are processed September 15—January 15.
Tips for Selecting Courses to Transfer To UConn:
- If a course is listed on the transfer course equivalencies page students do not need to submit a prior course approval before taking that course.
- Please see the “Applying your transfer courses and credits to your degree” section on page 28, for additional tips on choosing courses that can easily be applied toward a degree.