Drotch Scholarship for Biology Students

Student-athlete in a biology lab on Dec. 11, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Student-athlete in a biology lab on Dec. 11, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Competition for the 2019 Lt. Paul Drotch Memorial Scholarship is now open.

These scholarships are offered to students majoring in Biological Sciences, EEB, MCB, PNB, or Structural Biology/Biophysics, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and financial need.

Applications are due by 4PM on March 15 in the Biology Advising Center, BPB 101 . 



Scholarship: Todd Schuster Summer Fellowship in MCB

This announces the annual competition for our student summer fellowship in MCB.  This distinguished fellowship is made possible by some very generous donors and is offered on a competitive basis to the most highly qualified students in MCB.   Additional information about the named fellowship, including short biographies of those they are named in honor of can be viewed on the MCB website at http://mcb.uconn.edu/financial-support-2/

To facilitate the nomination, review and selection process, it is requested that nomination materials be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to the Selection Committee at mcboffice@uconn.edu.  The application deadline is March 5.

Todd M. Schuster Award in Molecular and Cell Biology

Requirements are for an undergraduate student pursuing an MCB major to provide an opportunity to have the practical experience of carrying out a research project developed in the laboratory of a faculty member of MCB.  The student must have an established working relationship with a faculty member in MCB, demonstrate a deep interest in science, demonstrate academic promise, and be working on a project that involves the use of chemical and physical methods to investigate biological problems.  Candidates whose research projects involve the use of whole animals directly or indirectly (as a source of materials used in experiments) will not be eligible for the award.

Nominations should include a CV, description of the proposed research project, student transcripts and a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty research advisor.

Transferring Credit to UConn

Summer Transfer Courses: If you are planning to take courses elsewhere during the summer, you must verify that these will transfer back to UConn and count towards your degree.

If you are taking summer classes at another institution in Connecticut, use this database to verify how credits will transfer.

If you are taking courses out-of-state, you must get prior course approval from Transfer Admissions.  The approval process is completed through your Student Admin account.


**Make an appointment with your advisor to request a substitution if you have transfer credits in EEB, MCB, or PNB that can count towards the 24 credits in your major.


How to Swap Classes after Orientation

How to Swap Classes after Orientation

At orientation, we helped you create a class schedule to meet your academic requirements. However, from July 19-September 10, students can swap classes without a “W” (for withdrawal) notation on their transcript.

We don’t recommend dropping major classes without first speaking with your advisor. However, students can swap sections or general education courses or times on their own. Again, SWAP; DON’T DROP!

Below are useful tutorials that show you how to add/drop/swap classes:

Dynamic Class Search: Find Unreserved (OPEN) Seats

Are you receiving an error message on Student Admin that all seats are reserved? Use the Dynamic Class Search to search for classes with open seats.

This online tool will help you view class availability and show you which class sections have unreserved and reserved seats for specific student populations (such as honors students or majors). Pay attention to the “unreserved available” column on the top right hand side for sections with open seats for any student (not reserved seats).