University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Admissions

International Transfer Applicants

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.

Admission Requirements

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

Fall Semester:

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.

Spring Semester:

International applications are not accepted for the spring semester.

Application Instructions

A completed international transfer application includes:

International transfer applicants must apply online through the UConn Application. There is no preference in application choice and only one application is required.

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. 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 or by mail in a sealed envelope to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Copies, faxes, and unsealed envelopes from the institution or student are not accepted. Academic credentials not written in English must be accompanied by an official, certified English translation.

Mailing Address:
University of Connecticut
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088
Storrs, CT 06269-3088

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

Results of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo are required for International applicants whose primary language is not English. The minimum score requirement for the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based); minimum score requirement for the IELTS exam is 6.5; minimum Duolingo score requirement is 100. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Connecticut from the respective test provider.  Meeting the minimum score requirements does not guarantee admission into the University.

Policy on Waiver of Language Proficiency Examinations for Undergraduate Admissions

U.S. citizens and applicants with permanent resident status are not required to provide test scores (TOEFL, IELTS) showing English-language proficiency. In addition, the following categories of applicants are not required to provide test scores (TOEFL, IELTS) showing English-language proficiency:

    1. International applicants whose native language is English.
    2. International applicants who have completed at least 2 years at a secondary school in the United States.
    3. International applicants who have completed one year or more of full-time coursework at a post-secondary institution in the United States. The total amount of academic work completed must be officially graded by the registrar of that institution and have a cumulative GPA value of 3.0 or higher, excluding ESL curriculum.
    4. International applicants who have received a degree from an international post-secondary institution whose language of instruction is English. Official documentation will be required from the institution’s Registrar’s office stating that the medium of instruction for the degree received was English.
    5. International applicants who have achieved 510 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT or 24 or higher on the English, Reading, and Composite on the ACT.

All other applicants are required to provide evidence of English-language proficiency.
Effective date: October 2019

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.

Application Tips

  • 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.