Students are considered international transfer applicants if they:
- are a non-U.S. citizen or non-Permanent Resident;
- have completed secondary school (equivalent to U.S. grades 9-12) and;
- have previously enrolled at another college or university, earning 12 transferable credits or more.
International transfer applicants have the same admission requirements as domestic transfer students. Restricted Programs: Certain majors have additional components required for admission. A list of the restricted programs can be found on the Transfer Admission Requirements page.
Dates and Deadlines
All application materials must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the date for the applicable program listed on the Transfer Dates & Deadlines page.
International applications are not accepted for the spring semester.
A completed international transfer application includes:
Submission of the $80 application fee (non-refundable) is available through the chosen application. Check or money order is also an acceptable form of payment and should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly with the applicant’s name (as seen on the application) and date of birth
All postsecondary official transcript(s) from each institution attended are required whether or not credit is desired or expected. All academic credentials not written in English must be accompanied by an official, certified English translation. To be considered official, transcripts must include the school’s official seal or the signature of a school administrator, and must be sent directly from the institution either through a secure electronic transfer service (i.e., E-Scrip Safe, National Student Clearing House, Parchment, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail in a sealed envelope to:
University of Connecticut
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs, CT 06269-3088
Copies, faxes, and unsealed envelopes from the institution or student are not accepted.
A high school transcript showing graduation date, is required for all transfer applicants regardless of academic attainment. All academic credentials not written in English must be accompanied by an official, certified English translation. Official high school transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from your school to UConn, and must reflect your date of graduation.
SAT or ACT scores, if required, must be sent to UConn directly from the appropriate testing service. SAT or ACT scores are not required if you are 21 years or older, or if you have completed 24 transferable credits of college course work at the time of application. College course work must have been completed following high school graduation.
- UConn CEEB Code: 3915
- UConn ACT Code: 0604
All applicants whose primary language is not English, including international and non-native English speakers, must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. TOEFL or IELTS test scores can also be a valuable supplement to unsatisfactory Critical Reading SAT test scores. The minimum score requirement for the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based). The minimum score requirement for the IELTS exam is 6.5. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Connecticut from the respective testing service. Meeting the minimum score requirements does not guarantee you admission into the University.
- UConn's TOEFL Code: 3915
The personal essay is required and provides the applicant an opportunity to add a unique voice to the application as well as demonstrate writing ability. The personal essay is a component on both the UConn Application and the Common Application and should range between 250 – 650 words. If your educational attendance has not been continuous, your essay must include information about your activities during those times not spent in school.
Certain restricted programs have a supplemental application and/or additional requirements. Please be aware that these deadlines may be different than the admissions deadline.
- List all of the institutions that you have attended and include the dates of your attendance at each institution you list. If you have attended more colleges than the allotted space allows, please provide that information in a separate document and send to the Undergraduate Admissions Office
- Provide courses which you are currently enrolled, with course department code, course number, and course title (e.g., ENG 101 English Composition)
- Submit a detailed explanation in the “Required Explanation” section if answered “yes” to questions regarding discipline history. Include the approximate date of each incident, an explanation of the circumstances, and a reflection on what you learned from the experience.
Applicants using the Common Application
- Registrar Report: Although you must complete the Registrar section in order to submit your application, UConn does not require the Registrar Report to complete your transfer application. Applicants must request official transcript(s) directly from your prior institution(s) and have them sent to the University.
- Academic Evaluator: Not required.
- Additional Forms: No additional forms are required.
- Application Submission: A green checkmark next to this category indicates that your application has been submitted to the University of Connecticut.