Transfer students should apply the semester before their desired entry date, and should complete the following:
$35 application fee
Official collegiate transcripts from all previously attended institutions regardless of achievement or desired credit. (Please have your official transcript sent prior to the conclusion of the semester you are currently enrolled in.)
Students with less than 30 completed semester hours at the time of application must submit their standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) and their official final high school transcript.
Applicants to The Hartt School:
Applicants to all Hartt degree programs will audition and/or interview on Hartt's scheduled audition/interview dates. Only graduate level conducting, music education, artist diploma, and doctoral applicants will need to submit preliminary recordings.
The Hartford Art School:
The Hartford Art School requires a portfolio review for admission to its programs of study. Learn more about transfer admission to the Hartford Art School.
All applicants with 48 or more college credits will be required to either submit SAT/ACT scores taken within 10 years of the application date or complete the Praxis l prior to applying. To find a testing site in your area please visit www.ets.org. Please contact the Admission Office with any questions.
- 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.
The University of Hartford recognizes Advanced Placement Examinations for college credit validated by a satisfactory score of 3, 4, or 5 (4 or 5 for English).
Up to 27 credits in CLEP General Examinations will be accepted at the University of Hartford when the minimum score requirements have been met.
IB Credit is awarded at the IB higher level subject (HL) with a score of 4 or higher (5 or higher for Math).
The University of Hartford may consider college credit through DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) and LINCS (Learning in Non-Credit Settings). Testing and further information regarding each program can be found by contacting the Center for Graduate and Adult Academic Services at 860.768.4371.
Credit may also be granted for service-connected learning experiences as recommended by the A.C.E. Guide for Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces. A maximum of 15 credits may be earned through A.C.E.
Credit from outside the United States will need to be evaluated by a NACES Member. To learn more about the participating organizations please visit their website at: www.naces.org
Transfer Credit Equivalencies
We continue to strengthen our relationship with two-year schools by exploring and establishing transfer credit agreements to ease the transition for transfer students.
Below is a list of community colleges we've established credit equivalencies with and/or articulation agreements:
- Asnuntuck Community College
- Capital Community College
- CSCUS to Engineering, Technology, Architecture
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Dean College
- Gateway Community College
- Manchester Community College
- Middlesex Community College
- Naugatuck Valley Community College
- Northwestern CT Community College
- Tunxis Community College
- Schenectady County Community College
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are or have taken courses at a postsecondary institution following high school graduation, the University of Hartford considers you a transfer student. There is no minimum credit limit to qualify as a transfer student.
- Courses that have been completed at a regionally accredited degree-granting institution
- Courses that are freshman (100) level or higher and are deemed compatible or equivalent to a University of Hartford course
- Courses that have been completed with a grade of “C-“ or higher
Your grades, including your GPA, do not transfer. Only your credits will transfer.
Students will receive their transfer credit evaluation two to three weeks after their acceptance, with the exception of a few programs. If it has been more than three weeks since your acceptance and you have not received your transfer credit evaluation, please contact the Admission Office at 860.768.4296.
Not necessarily. The Office of Admission will determine which credits will transfer into the University. The college evaluator for your school or college will determine how your credits may apply to your program.
Yes, students must be attending full-time, a US citizen or Permanent Resident, and without a previously earned Bachelor's degree to be considered for non-need based aid. Eligibility is contingent upon the timeliness of your application for admission and the availability of funds.
Transfer students are eligible for one of the following:
- Artistic Merit Scholarship (based on art portfolio review for art programs)
- Performing Arts Scholarship (based on audition/interview for music, dance & theatre programs)
- Athletic Scholarship (based on athletic ability)
- Alumni Grant (based on academic achievement)
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (based on nomination/academic achievement)
- President to President Scholarship (based on nomination/academic achievement)
Students enrolled in The Hartt School are ineligible for academic scholarships and academic grants.
All students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) will be considered for additional need based funds . We recommend filing online through the federal government website www.fafsa.gov. For best consideration, file by Feb.15 prior to the academic year for which you wish to receive financial aid.
If you miss the deadline, you may still apply for financial aid, but some funds may be unavailable. Applications for aid will continue to be processed as long as funds are available. If you have not yet applied, do so immediately.
If you have attended any post secondary institution, even if you have withdrawn, you are required to submit an official transcript. You are considered a transfer student unless deemed otherwise through a review of the transcript. Failure to submit or disclose prior attendance may result in withdrawal of your application.