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Transferring Credit for Current UConn Students

Update on summer 2022 hybrid lab science courses

As a result of COVID-19 closures and cancellations, the University of Connecticut will be flexible in the award of transfer credit for Fall 2020 – Spring 2022 courses taught in an online format. For Summer 2022 only, UConn will accept laboratory science courses taken in hybrid format (with the laboratory taken in-person.) Beginning with courses taken in Fall 2022, the University of Connecticut will no longer grant credit for laboratory science courses taken online or in a hybrid format. Visit our admissions COVID-19 FAQ for more information.

If you will be attending a college or university in Connecticut and the course can be found on our Transfer Course Equivalencies page, a Prior Course Approval is not necessary. However, if you plan to take courses at another institution outside of Connecticut, you should fill out a Prior Course Approval prior to enrolling in the course.  Bachelor of General Studies students should view BGS-specific instructions.

In addition to the transfer credit criteria on the Transferring Credit page, please be advised that:

  • Course subjects, numbers, titles, grades and credit values must appear on the source institution’s official transcript, and the course subjects, numbers and titles must be consistent with the regular offerings described in that institution’s undergraduate catalog;
  • When 2 courses are reflected in the Transfer Course Equivalencies as equivalent to one UConn course, they must be completed in the same academic term.

As a reminder:

  • Online courses in laboratory sciences and foreign languages, including those offered in hybrid format, will not transfer;
  • Pass/Fail grades will not be considered for credit.

Please review the Transfer Credit Guidelines for all transfer credit policies.


Prior Course Approval Process

The Prior Course Approval form can be accessed through the Student Administration System and by following this path: Student Homepage > Manage Classes > Prior Course Approval

What to know about the Prior Course Approval process:

  • Inaccurate information provided in a Prior Course Approval form will result in invalidation of said approval
  • Course subjects and numbers (e.g. ENG 101) of the institution you wish to attend must agree with those listed in that institution’s undergraduate catalog.
  • Courses not equivalent to a specific UConn course but still transferable are given a 5-digit generic designation beginning with the number ‘9’.  Example: ENG 101 from University X = ENGL 91600 (English/Lit 1000 level) at UConn.
  • Courses shown as transfer credit in another institution’s official transcript are not transferable.
  • Students are advised to consult with their academic advisors to determine how transfer credit will meet their degree requirements.
  • Prior Course Approval is available twice a year:  For courses to be taken in the Summer and Fall terms: from March 15 to June 15.  For courses to be taken in the Winter and Spring terms: September 15 to January 15.
  • Students can submit a maximum of five (5) prior course approvals for a given academic term.
  • Please allow three weeks for processing.

Deadlines & Posting Periods

After completing the course(s), an official transcript must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Transfer credit is posted to academic records three times a year. The table below defines the deadlines to submit your transcripts and when you can expect to see the credit reflected on your academic record.  If the transcript arrives after the stated deadline, it will be posted to the student's academic record during the next stated posting period.

Fall and Winter January 15 4-6 weeks after January 15
Spring June 15 4-6 weeks after June 15
Summer September 6 4-6 weeks after September 6

Transfer Credit and Your UConn Degree

  • Eventual use of transfer credit towards your degree requirements will be determined by your School/College.
  • Avoid loss of credit due to University credit restrictions, course work taken out of sequence, or courses inadvertently repeated, by consulting with your UConn School/College before enrolling elsewhere.
  • ALWAYS check your Academic Requirements to make sure the course you are considering taking is appropriate for your program of study. You can do so in the Student Administration System by navigating to: Student Homepage > Academic Progress & Advising > Academic Requirements