Required Application Materials
To begin your application process, you will first need to create an account on the Online 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:
If you attended an international university and have one set of original documents or diploma, you can mail them to the Graduate School and we will make a copy and return the original document(s) to you. Please include a request to return the documents and provide a mailing address. If you submitted these documents when applying for admission to a university in the U.S. which you currently attend, we will accept copies from the registrar or graduate school if they certify that these documents from your prior university were made from the originals.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
MSFRM Program Mailing Address
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