Incoming Students

Academics

The University of Connecticut is one of the top public research universities in the United States. UConn offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and various schools and colleges from which exchange students can take courses.

Course Options
An overview of all courses offered at UConn can be found in the Course Directory.
Please note that not all courses are offered in every term. Exchange students are not permitted to take courses at the Hartford, Waterbury, Stamford or Avery Point campuses. Courses in Law, Medicine, Social Work, Pharmacy, Nursing or Education are not available for exchange students. Fine Arts and Statistics courses are available on a limited basis.

To find available UConn courses in an upcoming term, use the searchable database here.

Course Load
All exchange students are registered as full-time non-degree visiting exchange students. You must register on a full-time basis in order to fulfill the requirements of your visa and the terms of the exchange. Most exchange students take 4-5 undergraduate courses (most classes are 3 credits) while enrolled at UConn.

Registration
As non-degree visiting exchange students, you are not able to register for courses online through the Student Administration System. Instead, course enrollment is facilitated through the Office of Education Abroad with the assistance of the Office of the Registrar and the various academic departments at UConn. As part of the application process, exchange students will be asked to submit supporting academic documentation to demonstrate enrollment requirements have been met for requested courses. Incoming exchange applicants should be prepared to provide syllabi in English (or translated into English) for previously completed courses at your home university to demonstrate completion of necessary coursework. The registration and course enrollment process begins immediately after the application deadline and will continue through the first week of classes. You will be able to work directly with the Registrar to change your class schedule AFTER your arrival at UConn. For Fall 2017 and Academic Year 2017 students, the add/drop period ends on September 11, 2017.

If you have questions about course registration, please email incoming_exchange@uconn.edu