Students bring in transfer credit toward their UCONN degree for a variety of reasons. Below is information regarding the various types of English transfer credit and evaluation processes at UCONN. We also recommend that students speak with their advisor regarding transfer credit and how it can be applied toward their degree.
Types of Transfer Credit
When an eligible course is initially transferred to UCONN, transfer admissions will evaluate the course and give it a UCONN equivalent:
- Direct equivalency: transfer course comes in as an exact UCONN course
- Example: ENGL 2701, Creative Writing I
- Generic credit: transfer course does not come in as an exact UCONN course
- Example: ENGL 92600, ENGL/Literature 2000 level
- First-Year Writing: ENGL 1007, 1010, 1011, 2011 or ENGL 91002 & 91003 Completing the First-Year Writing requirement is a pre-requisite for the majority of English courses and all Writing Intensive “W” courses. The First-Year Writing office at the University of Connecticut recognizes courses equivalent to First-Year Writing courses in breadth, scope, and credits. You may be eligible for a waiver for ENGL 1010 or 1011 if you have equivalent coursework in writing courses at another accredited institution. Information about and the form to apply for a First-Year Writing Equivalency is available here.
Please refer to the applicable section below for more information.
Courses at a College or University in Connecticut
Students can find a list of approved courses on the Transfer Admissions website, found here. If the list does not have the course you are looking for, use the Prior Course Approval Form (see below). Once you have determined that the course will transfer to UCONN, you must complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form (below), which will require submission of the syllabus you received when enrolled in the course.
Courses at a College or University in a State Other than Connecticut
Students must complete the Prior Course Approval Form on Student Admin [View Tutorial]. Once the course is approved by Transfer Admissions, you must complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form (below), which will require submission of the syllabus you received when enrolled in the course.
Transfer Credit for the English Major
With approval of the Associate Department Head of English, students may apply up to nine credits of 2000 level or higher transfer course work toward the English major. The first step is to determine whether the course is transferrable to UCONN through the Transfer Admissions process outlined above. Once approved by Transfer Admissions students must complete Transfer Credit Evaluation Form (below), which will require submission of the syllabus you received when enrolled in the course.
Students who earn a 4 or 5 on their AP English Language and/or English Literature exam will receive 4 credits for ENGL 1011, Seminar in Writing through Literature.
For more information about transferring AP credits, refer to the Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admissions.