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Transfer Application Process

Complete your bachelor's degree at the University of Hartford. With more than 100+ academic programs, you can find a program that meets your needs. All of our programs are career-focused setting your up for long-term success. 

Application requirements and process

Please choose one of the applications below and take the time to complete all required fields on the application. 

We will begin our admission review on the basis of an electronic (scanned) copy of your academic records. However, your admission will not be final until we receive the official transcript/record from each high school (secondary school) you have attended.

Important: All transcripts presented in a language other than English must include a translation. The official academic records must be mailed in a separate sealed envelope. Please request that an official copy of your official records be sent to one of the addresses below (electronic or hard-copy):   

intlinfo@hartford.edu 

or:

University of Hartford
International Admission
345 Gengras Student Union
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
USA

You must submit descriptions/syllabi of each subject completed at your previous university to have your subjects considered for transfer credit.
 
Please contact your previous University to collect the course descriptions and please email it to us at intlinfo@hartford.edu.
 
Descriptions/syllabi should include the following information:

  • Objectives of the subject
  • Skills developed as a result of subject
  • Textbooks required for each subject
  • The number of hours per week in lecture/laboratory
  • The length of the academic term in weeks
  • English translations
  • Grade conversions

*Note: We do not search web pages for descriptions.
 
We accept transfer credits that meet the following requirements:

  • Credits were earned at a regionally accredited university or college.
  • The course was a 100 level or higher course (i.e. ENG 101 Freshman Composition NOT ENG 098 Preparing for College Writing).
  • The student earned a C- or higher in the course.
  • The course covered material that is similar to subject matter offered at the University of Hartford.
  • We have received an official transcript from the institution at which the course was taken.
  • We will accept coursework done online as long as the student can provide an official transcript from an accredited institution; the exception is that we cannot accept online lab science coursework.
  • Computer courses are evaluated on their content to determine transferability. We will not accept computer courses that are more than ten years old.

Accreditation:

  • The University of Hartford ONLY accepts credits from institutions that are either regionally accredited in the US  or from International Universities who hold accreditation/recognition by the country’s Ministry of Education.

Kuwaiti Students:

  • Ministry of Education, Kuwait is no longer recognizing credit earned ONLINE from two-year Colleges in the US.  If you are applying as a transfer student from within the USA you are required to present your Verification of Non-Traditional Course form from ALL US Colleges attended.  Your transfer evaluation will not be completed without forms from each University attended.
To create your form I-20 you must prove that you have funds that are equal to or greater than the University's cost of attendance for International students.  To do this you need to provide two items:
  1. Bank Statement from your parent's bank indicating a balance equal to or greater than the cost of attendance for the University for one academic year. This figure can be presented in local currency or US Dollars. 
  2. Financial Sponsorship Certification Form–Please complete and return this form with your bank statement. 
You may send these prior to the review of your application or following your notice of admission.  Upon receipt of these forms, we will create your form I-20. 

If your native language is not English, you are required to prove your ability in the English Language. You can prove your ability in the following ways:
 
English Language Testing – Minimum Scores

  • IELTS - 6.5
  • Duolingo - 110
  • TOEFL at home 80
  • Pearsons - 58

Alternative methods for proving English proficiency

  • EUS–Successful completion of the fully online English for University Studies (EUS) program. (Please contact eushena.css@studygroup.com for more details and how to apply.) No English entrance exam is needed to apply.
  • Successful completion of English Composition at a regionally accredited College or University in the United States with a grade of C or higher. Must be a traditional in class format online classes NOT accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate: English A1 or A2 with grade of 3 or higher
  • Advanced Placement English with a grade of 3 or higher
  • SAT Evidence based reading/writing 480 or higher
  • GCSE or GCE English Pass (syllabus A) with grade of A, B or C
  • A HKCEE English Pass with a grade of (Syllabus A) with a grade of A, B, C or D
  • Trinity ISE II Level: Pass in All module areas
  • CEFR Level B2+ Pre advanced

If you intend to pursue a degree at the University of Hartford but you do not meet our English language proficiency requirements, you have the option of starting your degree
within the International Pathway Program (IPP).

Students attending the University's College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA) on the support of Government Scholarship or a Financial Guarantee letter will be permitted direct admission based on a score of 6.0 on the IELTS. This exception is made due to preexisting agreements between the University and the Government sponsor. All other Undergraduate degree programs will require a minimum score of 6.5 IELTS / 80 TOEFL.

  • Successful completion of English Composition at a regionally accredited College or University in the United States with a grade of C or higher. Must be a traditional in class format online classes NOT accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate: English A1 or A2 with grade of 3 or higher
  • Advanced Placement English: grade of 3 or higher
  • SAT Evidence based reading/writing: 480 or higher
  • GCSE or GCE English Pass (syllabus A): grade of A, B or C
  • A HKCEE English Pass (Syllabus A): grade of A, B, C or D
  • Trinity ISE II Level: pass in all module areas
  • CEFR Level B2+ Pre advanced

If you intend to pursue a degree at the University of Hartford but you do not meet our English language proficiency requirements, you have the option of starting your degree
within the International Pathway Program (IPP).

Please check the following requirements ONLY if you are applying to a degree in the Fine Arts Music, Theatre, or Dance.

Hartford Art School Portfolio Requirements

Painting, Sculpture, Visual Communication Design, Ceramics, & Illustration

Submit an Art Portfolio with a minimum of 15-20 pieces of your art. This should include examples of your best work from the last 2 years, observational drawing, and other approaches that demonstrate your strengths. Please submit work that shows the breadth and depth of your art endeavors and highlights your ideas and conceptual abilities as well as your technique.

The Hartt School Requirements: Music, Theatre, & Dance

All majors within The Hartt School require the completion of Hartt’s Supplemental Application and an audition and/or interview. This can be through a recording and/or Skype interview. Please visit the Hartt Admission page for further information.

Optional Steps

Submitting your SAT/ACT score may help your application. In some cases, students who fall below our admission standard have gained admission as a result of a good score on these exams. Submitting these scores can also strengthen your candidacy for scholarship.

Students in Asia may arrange for an interview with Vericant, it provides in-person interview opportunities for international applicants interested in showcasing English skills and professionalism to the admissions team.

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