Required Application Materials
Please Note: The admissions committee cannot review an application until all of the following materials have been received.
To begin your application process, you will first need to create an account on theOnline Application. You will use the username and password you create to access your online application during your application process, as well as to check the status of your application and your admissions decision.
Once you have submitted your application, it will not be possible to make any changes to your responses. Please contact us if you have any application updates after submission.
The application fee is $75 and must be paid online with a credit card (Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) through our secure server using PayPal. There are no waivers, deferments, or refunds of application fees.
In the Education Institutions section of the online application, for each college/university that you list, you will need to upload all unofficial academic credentials (transcripts, certificates of degrees/diplomas if not indicated on transcript). After submitting your application, please request official credentials from each college/university you attended as you may be asked to send these to us.
Failure to submit transcripts from all educational institutions, regardless of whether or not a degree was received, may be grounds for cancellation of admission. Transcripts become the property of University of Connecticut.
If you are admitted, your admission will not be finalized until all official academic credentials (transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas) are received.
Please mail them to:
For international applicants, official transcripts must be issued in their original language and accompanied by an English translation. There should also be a clear explanation in English of the institution’s program requirements and grading system. For students in countries where the transcript does not indicate the degree received, an official degree diploma attested by a university official must also be submitted in the original language and accompanied by an English translation.
If your transcripts do not yet reflect a complete degree for a program you are currently in, please upload a copy of your incomplete transcripts to your application. When you have completed your degree please send your official transcripts to our office.
All applicants to the MSFRM program are required to take the GMAT test and have an official score sent to the MSFRM Program*.
Make sure your GMAT score reports are properly coded to the University of Connecticut MSFRM Program. Our code is CV2-C0-71.
It takes approximately one to three weeks to receive official scores from Pearson VUE, the administrator of the GMAT test. Please note that a GMAT test score is valid for five years, and the admissions committee will consider your highest score if you have taken the test more than once. [Note: We may accept GMAT test scores older than 5 years, if provided with proof of authenticity].
For more information about the GMAT test and how to register, please visit www.mba.com
*The MSFRM program will accept the GRE as a substitute for the GMAT, although the GMAT is preferred. The GRE Code is 3915.
International applicants must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. Please visit www.TOEFL.org for test and registration information.
Foreign applications will not be evaluated without official TOEFL scores (Exceptions to the TOEFL requirement are sometimes made in cases where English is the applicant’s native language or for those who went to universities or colleges where English was the language in which the majority of courses were taught).
The institution code for the UConn MSFRM Program is 3915. The department code is 02, which is for graduate schools of management.
A TOEFL test score is valid for two years. Please note that it takes approximately three weeks to receive your official TOEFL score from ETS.
If it is not possible for you to take the TOEFL test, then we will also consider an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. We look for an average overall band score of at least 6.5. Only the scores from the Academic Module, not the General Training Module, are applicable. You can learn more about and register for the ILETS test at www.ielts.org Please send us your official score report after you have taken the test.
A current resume highlighting your full-time and part-time employment is required component of the online application. Please indicate the dates you were at each position, for instance, January 2007 – February 2012.
In addition to your resume, please also upload a listing of your Honors and Extracurricular Activities into this section indicating any professional or academic honors, distinctions, awards, or scholarships you have received. Please also indicate any extracurricular activities you have participated in since leaving, or while at, college/university.
If your cumulative GPA cannot be easily found on your transcripts, please include your cumulative GPA on your resume.
Each applicant to the MSFRM program must submit their statement of purpose as part of the application process. Your statement of purpose is an important aspect of the admissions process. Please respond fully yet concisely to the following:
Please write a one to two page essay in which you describe your background and qualifications and why you wish to undertake a MSFRM degree. As part of this essay, describe how the MSFRM program fits with your long-term career interests and objectives.
All U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents are required to complete the University of Connecticut Residence Affidavit. Please download it from the Downloadable Forms section of the online application, complete it, and upload it to the Upload Downloadable Forms section of the application.
The MSFRM Program requires two letters of recommendation by current for former employers. Academic recommendations are acceptable only if employer references are not possible. MSFRM applicants who are unable to supply either employer or academic references may be permitted, in some circumstances, to provide personal recommendations.
Recommendations must be submitted online through the online application system. In the Recommendations section of the application, you must provide the names and contact information of your two recommenders. They will each receive a system-generated e-mail providing them a unique username and password to access your recommendation form. The letters should indicate your professional skills and character and how an MSFRM degree program can benefit you. You can log back into your application to send them a reminder if they have not submitted their recommendation after a reasonable period of time.
Requests for letters of recommendation sometimes encounter unexpected delays. It would be advisable for you to follow up to determine whether your recommendations have been written and submitted.
We consider it extremely inappropriate for you to draft your own letter of recommendation. If your recommender asks you to do so, we suggest you choose another recommender.
The University of Connecticut Graduate School Financial Declaration Form and supporting materials for that must be completed for admission and issuance of an I-20 form. The Financial Declaration Form and Instructions can be found online at: http://grad.uconn.edu/fncl_dec.html
After you have complete and submitted your online application, you will be able to log back in to track the status of your application, as well as access your admissions decision online. If you are admitted, you will be able to either accept or decline the offer of admission online.
Interviews are conducted at the invitation of the admissions committee. We will contact you if the admissions committee wishes to interview you to set up a date and time. In-person interviews are not required, though a telephone or Skype interview is sometimes requested.
All international applicants will need to upload a copy of the passport page that includes your picture and full given name. If you cannot provide this at the time of application, you may submit it if you have been offered admission. Your admission will not be finalized without your passport information.
All international admitted students are required to complete a financial declaration and submit bank statements and other supporting documents demonstrating that you have the necessary financial resources to fund your MBA studies.
Re-applicants must complete and submit a new application and application fee with the accompanying supporting materials. Re-applicants are also required to complete the Re-Applicant Essay in the Additional Essay Questions section of the application.
MSFFRM Program Mailing Address
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