Transfer Credits

How do I transfer my Independent Study credits earned at Senior Summit to my new college or university?

By working and learning at YSSS, you earned 3 college credits under a UConn Independent Study course labeled as UNIV 1999. You received a letter grade from your mentor, which was inputted through the University of Connecticut’s Student Admin system. Using your NetID and password, you can access your Student Admin account to view your grade and request or send your transcript. Once you decide which college or university you would like to attend, be sure to contact their Registrar’s Office to receive instructions on how to transfer credits earned at other institutions. (A similar process will be necessary if you have AP/IB credits you intend to count toward your first year of college).

 

But “UNIV” isn’t a subject or class I need for my major. What can these transfer credits do for me?

If your new institution accepts UConn’s version of UNIV 1999, or some equivalent, at your new school, you will be able to start your first year with 3, graded credits, boosting your college GPA already! This UNIV 1999 course is not meant to substitute for introductory courses in your field of study and will most likely not replace any courses required for your major or minor. At most colleges and universities, having additional transfer credits, like UNIV 1999, may give you added benefits throughout the year, such as earlier access to class pick times, housing pick times, parking permit eligibility, and may even classify you as a sophomore before you even start your first semester. 

 

My new university needs my UConn transcript. Do I request the Unofficial or Official Transcript?

Unofficial Transcripts are available immediately and electronically through UConn’s Student Admin website. Most students email their Unofficial Transcript to their new college or university and then follow up by sending their Official Transcript by mail.

 

Official Transcripts are available through mail ONLY and need to be mailed directly to the college or university you decide to attend. DO NOT request the Official Transcript be sent to your home address, as opening the sealed envelope UConn mails to you will nullify the authority of the documentation.

 

To download your Unofficial Transcript (available immediately)

Step 1: Go to https://studentadmin.uconn.edu/

Step 2: Click “Login”

Step 3: Enter your NetID and password

Step 3a: If you don’t remember your NetID, click here

Step 4: Click “Self Service”

Step 5: Click “Student Center”

Step 6: Under the “Academics” bar, click on the dropdown menu and select “Transcript: View Unofficial”

Step 7: Click the blue circle with the arrow inside it, next to the dropdown menu

Step 8: Click “Go”

Step 9: Click “Print this page” at the top and save as a PDF

Step 10: Email this PDF to the Registrar’s Office (or equivalent) at your college or university, then call to ensure they’ve received it.

 

To send your Official Transcript to your institution (by mail)

Step 1: Go to https://studentadmin.uconn.edu/

Step 2: Click “Login”

Step 3: Enter your NetID and password

Step 3a: If you don’t remember your NetID, click here

Step 4: Click “Self Service”

Step 5: Click “Student Center”

Step 6: Under the “Academics” bar, click on the dropdown menu and select “Transcript: Request Official”

Step 7: Click the blue circle with the arrow inside it, next to the dropdown menu

Step 8: Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your college or university’s Registrar’s Office’s (or equivalent) address. (DO NOT click “Send to My Address”)

Step 9: Click Submit