Q: How do I obtain the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Associate Dean’s signature?
A: The Academic Programs Office is where the Associate Dean can be found as well as academic advisors who are authorized to sign for the dean in matters, such as registering for excess credits, adding or dropping courses, and more.
Q: Who is my advisor?
A: Every student is assigned an advisor by their department when they enter the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The name of your advisor can be found in Peoplesoft by following the steps:
Self Service > Student Center > My Academics > View My Advisors
Q: I am currently a UConn student, how do I enter the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and declare a major?
A: To enter the CANR you can obtain a school change petition on the Forms and Procedures page. We encourage all students to meet with a faculty member of the department they wish to enter before completing and returning the school change form to our office. Be sure to read the instructions on the school change form very carefully.
Q: I am currently a Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture student and when I graduate I want to transfer to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, what do I need to do?
A: Please check the Forms and Procedures page and read the procedure for RHSA to CANR Transfer Procedures.
Q: How do I declare a minor?
A: You can choose from any minor offered by the University, even if it is not in CANR. Get in touch with the contact person in the department offering the minor or obtain a copy of the minor plan of study to learn about declaration procedures. Once you have completed the minor requirements, be sure that you submit your final minor plan of study to the Registrar's Office at the same time you submit your major plan of study. (Note: You must earn a C or above in each minor course and no substitutions are allowed.)
Q: Will the minor be listed on my diploma?
A: No, the minor will only be listed on your transcript.
Q: What is the difference between an additional degree and a double major?
A: A double major can be earned in two majors offered by a single school/college only. You cannot earn a double major in two different schools or colleges. This option does not entail additional credits to the 120 needed to graduate. Your diploma will have one degree and will list two majors (for example: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Horticulture).
An additional degree can be earned in two different schools or colleges. You must earn at least 30 credits more than the degree with the higher minimum-credit requirement. You will receive two degrees (for example Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and at graduation you will receive two diplomas).
Q: I want to declare a double major; what do I do?
A: Access the double major form from the Forms and Procedures page. Follow the instructions carefully.
Q: I want to declare an additional degree; what do I do?
A: Access the additional degree form from the Forms and Procedures page. Follow the instructions carefully.
Q: I would like to register for a course that is full. What can I do?
A: You should ask the instructor of the course if you can over-enroll. Only the instructor can grant this permission.
Q: I would like to take more than 17 credits next semester; what do I do?
A: If you earned a 2.6 GPA in your last semester you can take 18 credits without additional permission. Otherwise, you need an excess credit form, accessible on the Forms and Procedures page, signed by your advisor and your academic dean. This form then needs to be hand delivered to the registrars office. You can get the dean’s signature at the Academic Programs Office.
Q: I would like to pursue receiving a course substitution; what do I do?
A: To receive permission to substitute a course for another required course for your major, you should discuss this with your faculty advisor. The substitution form, accessible on the Forms and Procedures page, will also need signatures from your department head and the Academic Programs Office.
To receive permission to substitute a course for a general education requirement, you should contact the Associate Dean's office. Transfer students can request a Freshman English waiver from the Freshman English Office. Visit their website for specific instructions: http://web2.uconn.edu/freshmanenglish/students/waivers.php
Q: I want to take courses at another university, how do I know if I the credits will transfer?
A: Many students take courses at colleges closer to home over the summer or during intersession. All colleges in Connecticut have equivalent courses posted on our Transfer Admissions Equivalency website. Current students who wish to take courses at another college outside of Connecticut, can request Prior Course Approval through PeopleSoft:
Self Service > Student Center > My Academics > Prior Course Approval
Students must earn a C or higher in order for a course to transfer. Transfer courses do not count toward students' UConn gpas.
The University's Residence Requirement restricts students from earning more than 6 transfer credits during their last 30 credits before graduation. Contact the Office of Academic Programs if you would like to inquire about earning more than 6 transfer credits during your last 30 credits.
Q: I’m a CANR major attending a regional campus. How do I transfer to Storrs?
A: Visit the Campus Change website where you can view the campus change requirements and procedures.