Transfer Admission

Each year, more than 1200 highly qualified transfer students enroll at the University of Connecticut. They come for our exceptional range of academic programs, nationally recognized Schools and Colleges, and our renowned faculty. Transferring from one school to another can be challenging. That’s why we work hard to make transferring to UConn as smooth a process as possible to help qualified students obtain the superior education they deserve.

All applicants must apply through either the UConn Application (preferred for transfer applicants) or the Common Application. Due to the number of applications received, interviews are not part of the admissions process.

You may use either application to apply for admission to our main campus in Storrs and our five regional campuses.

Admission Requirements

If you are or have been enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution and have completed 12 or more credits following high school graduation, the University of Connecticut considers you a transfer student.

Admission to UConn is academically competitive. To be considered for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Academic course work comparable to UConn's General Education Requirements.
  • A 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average in challenging academic course work (Note: Certain programs with limited enrollment require a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for consideration). The minimum grade point average does not guarantee admission.
  • Good standing at, and eligible to return to, the last institution of higher education attended. Students who have been dismissed for any reason—academic, disciplinary, or otherwise—must complete satisfactorily one year of challenging, full-time academic course work at another institution before applying to UConn.
  • Several programs have specific prerequisites, early deadline dates, and/or other special requirements to be eligible for transfer admission.  Please refer to Program Requirements & Deadlines for details regarding your program of interest.

Students with less than one year of college are evaluated on the basis of high school and college work (high school GPA and class rank, SAT or ACT scores, quality of academic courses, and college performance to date).