Transfer Students

Transfer Students: Department of Business Administration
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Transfer Students Pursuing a Second Bachelors Degree
If any student has already completed a Bachelor’s degree at another institution and are pursing a second Bachelor’s Degree at Eastern, then that student is likely exempt from all Liberal Arts Core course requirements at Eastern. Students should speak with the Office of Admissions and the program coordinator of their desired major for more information.

Major Course Sequence Chains
The Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems and Finance majors each have long prerequisite chains. Therefore, it is to a transfer student’s advantage to pay attention to taking fundamental courses in the areas of writing, mathematics, social sciences, information systems, and basic business prerequisites before transferring to Eastern to help facilitate graduating on time from Eastern.

The following charts for each major, display the last semester a student should consider taking courses in the respective major’s prerequisite chains if a student intends to graduate in four years being enrolled two semesters per academic year.

To be eligible for many high quality summer internships, students should strongly consider taking key courses before their senior year of college. Student should also consult with their faculty advisor or academic major/minor program coordinator as to which courses they should take early on. This will assist students in qualifying for selective high paying internships during their junior/senior year.

Important Transfer Credit Guidelines and Considerations
• Take courses that transfer in a specific courses that meet Eastern’s
• First Year Experience category requirements
• Take courses that transfer in as specific basic Eastern courses with a specific course number
• 15 credits or more waives you from Eastern’s First Year Experience requirement
• LAC Health and Wellness Requirement and Waivers: If you have a medical condition, you should contact Eastern’s Health Services: 860-465-5263.
• Students entering Eastern with 60 or more transfer credits or an Associate’s degree are waived from Eastern’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Health and Wellness requirement.
• Students with military experience, Please contact the Advising Center (Library 109) to possibly get waived from other requirements at 860-465-4526.
• Courses taken at other institutions to satisfy Eastern’s Health and Wellness requirement must transfer in as Eastern’s HPE – 104 – Foundations for Health and Wellness.
• Transferring General Education Courses and LAC Courses into Eastern:
• If there is a specific course that you took at your other institution that you feel is equivalent of a course that satisfies an LAC Tier 1 or Tier 2 category, please contact the Advising Center if you did not receive Liberal Arts Core (LAC) transfer credit for the course so that you can start an LAC Transfer Credit Appeal.
• Transferring Major or Minor Courses: If there is a specific course that you took at your other institution that you feel is equivalent to a specific required course or elective course in your major or minor in the Department of Business Administration, please contact your Department of Business Administration faculty advisor so that you may start a Major Course Transfer Credit Appeal.
• Business Administration Majors remember that only one 3xx or 4xx Business elective course may be used to satisfy major requirements.From your other institution, you will need to supply a copy of the course’s catalog description and its syllabus as well as a copy of your transcript showing your grade for the course.
• (The transfer course in question must be evaluated by the corresponding course/subject area Eastern faculty instructor and department chair to determine if the course is equivalent and whether transfer credit should be granted.)

ECSU LAC Category Courses
Eastern CT State University requires that students complete Liberal Arts Core Courses along with courses related to their chosen degree or minors. These courses are divided into LAC Tier-1 categories, LAC Tier-2 categories and one LAC Tier-3 category course related to a students declared major.

Transfer students may waive all of the LAC Tier-1 category requirements by transferring 27 credits or more of Liberal Arts courses to ECSU. Courses which may be counted as “liberal arts” typically include areas of study such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Psychology and many other related fields. Transfer students should consult with the ECSU Advising Center or contact the ECSU Department of Business Administration for more information.

LAC Tier-1 LAC Tier-2 LAC Tier-3
(T1A) Arts in Context
(T1LT) Literature and Thought
(T1H) Historical Perspectives
(T1NS) Natural Sciences
(T1M) Mathematics
(T1W) College Writing
(T1HW) Health and Wellness
(T1FYE) First Year Experience
(T2CE) Creative Expression
(T2CP) Cultural Perspectives
(T2IS) Individuals and Societies
(T2NS) Natural Sciences
(T2IT) Applied Information Technology
Accounting – ACC 411
Business Administration – BUS 301
Business Information Systems – BIS 377
Finance – FIN 462

List of Approved LAC Courses at ECSU

ECSU Writing Program Requirements
All ECSU students must complete courses which are approved by the campus English Department. These courses enable students to improve their writing skills through in depth research, group assignments and more advanced critical thinking. The 3 categories of writing courses are (W1) Writing Composition, (W2) Writing Enhanced and (W3) Writing Intensive.

W1 – Writing composition includes the completion or transfer of one 3 credit course including ENG 100P, ENG 100, ENG 200 or HON 200. It is recommended that transfer students complete an equivalent W1 course before starting at ECSU to satisfy this requirement in addition to the LAC Tier-1 Writing requirement.
W2 – Writing enhanced courses relate to a specific major’s area of study and vary by degree. This requirement must be fulfilled after tranferring to ECSU.
W3 – One writing intensive course is required and varies by major. This requirement must be fulfilled after tranferring to ECSU.

Accounting Majors
W1 – ENG 100P, ENG 100, ENG 200 or HON 200
W2 – ACC 303 and ACC 311*
W3 – ACC 411

* Both ACC 303 – Intermediate Accounting III and ACC 311 – Advanced Managerial Accounting must be completed at ECSU.

Business Administration Majors
W1 – ENG 100P, ENG 100, ENG 200 or HON 200
W2 – BUS 201 and BUS 225
W3 – BUS 301

Business Information Systems Majors
W1 – ENG 100P, ENG 100, ENG 200 or HON 200
W2 – BUS 201 and BUS 225*
W3 – BIS 461

* It is recommended that transfer students complete courses which are equivalent to BUS 201 – Principles of Management and BUS 225 – Principles of Marketing before transferring to ECSU. Students should enroll in BIS 377 – Organizational Website and Database Management at ECSU, which will satisfy the W2 Writing Enhanced requirement.

Finance Majors
W1 – ENG 100P, ENG 100, ENG 200 or HON 200
W2 – BUS 201 and BUS 225
W3 – FIN 462

Labor Relations and Human Resource Management Majors
W1 – ENG 100P, ENG 100, ENG 200 or HON 200
W2 – BUS 201 and ECN 330
W3 – ECN 329

Transferring from a Connecicut Community College
Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Administration welcomes all prospective transfer students from state community colleges and other universities. Please use the following resources to plan your entire four year graduation plan, check community college courses which are equivalent to ECSU courses and reach out to the appropriate people at ECSU who can assist you in the transferring process.

It is recommended that students contact the Department of Business Administration for information about available bachelor programs, associate degrees, minors and concentrations. Students should email the department directly at Please format the subject of the message as “Transfer Information: FirstName LastName”. Also, we recommend including your current program of study, the name of your current college or university and your current areas of interest. Emails will be forwarded to department faculty who will respond to any questions, assist you in developing a plan of study and be able to meet with you in person or over the phone should you have further questions.

Contacts for Transfer Information
Department of Business Administration – Majors, Minors and Concentrations
Advising Center – Transfer Resources
Admissions – Applying for Transfer

Community Colleges Program Mappings
Many transfer students entering Eastern’s Department of Business Administration bachelor degree programs have or are earning associate degrees at Connecticut community colleges. To help these students transfer more efficiently and ensure a timely graduation from Eastern CT State University, links to various plans of study are listed below.

Many additional transfer paths are possible. However, those linked to below are a few of the more common Connecticut Community College to Eastern business program options mappings. The lists of program mapping links are organized by both Eastern Department of Business Administration major programs and by Community College names.

Capital Community College
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Norwalk Community College
Manchester Community College
Middlesex Community College
Quinnebaug Valley Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Tunxis Community College

Transfer Recommendations
While attending a Connecticut Community College or another Connecticut university and planning to transfer to Eastern, a student should take the following steps:

1. Meet with Eastern Advising Center Staff when they visit your college or institution (Contact Eastern’s Advising Center at 860-465-4526 or advising@easternct.eduto obtain a schedule of upcoming visits to your community college or Connecticut institution by an Eastern representative.)

2. Consider taking part in the Connecticut State Compact Agreement for transfer credit. (contact the Advising Center at (860) 465-4526 be admitted to Eastern while still at the CT Community College)

3. Use the Eastern Admission Office’s Transfer Equivalence tool to verify that the courses you take at your other institution transfer in as specific Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Category course numbers or specific course numbers towards your major. (Take the courses that are equivalent to the approved LAC Tier 1 courses at your other institution.)

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