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Admitted Transfer Students

If you have been admitted to CU-Boulder as a transfer student, use this page as a guide to completing the admissions process and confirming your enrollment.

Next Steps After Admission

Confirm your intent to enroll on the ‘Confirm’ tab in your MyCUBoulder account. Read the confirmation instructions carefully and pay attention to the confirmation deadline and the deposit amount. Your $200 confirmation deposit is not refundable if you confirm your intent to enroll and later decide not to register and attend classes. It will take at least 1 business day for your confirmation to be processed and added to your account. If you would like to defer your admission or if you will not be attending CU-Boulder, you can notify us in your MyCUBoulder account under the 'Confirm' tab.

The deposit can be paid with an electronic check or a credit card. There is a 2.75% service fee assessed with credit card payments, which comes out to $5.50 for the $200 confirmation deposit. The confirmation fee and the service fee are nonrefundable.

Explore housing options. All transfer students may live on campus, if space is available, or off campus. Learn more about your community options (such as Residential Academic Programs or Living and Learning Communities) at housing.colorado.edu, off-campus housing at ocss.colorado.edu, and family housing at housing.colorado.edu/residences/graduate-family.

See your transfer credit report. About 4 to 6 weeks after you are admitted, the Office of Admissions completes an initial evaluation of your transfer credit, provided we have received official transcripts directly from the issuing institution or an official score report from the issuing company. Once this initial evaluation is done, you'll receive an e-mail notifying you about what to do next. A final copy of the transfer credit evaluation will be available after the dean of your college, school or program has reviewed and approved it.

Students with disabilities must meet the same admission requirements as other students. Once admitted, students who need services from Disability Services must submit documentation of a disability directly to Disability Services and request an intake with a disability specialist. Go to the Disability Services homepage for more information.

Next Steps After Confirmation
Activate your IdentiKey. It is important for you, and only you, to set your IdentiKey password and remember it since it is your key to register for housing, orientation and classes. Your IdentiKey will also allow you to log in to the campus portal, MyCUInfo, your secure entry point for CU-Boulder online services and information that you need as a student. It can take up to 3 business days for your IdentiKey activation to be completed before you can access the housing application and/or orientation registration. Activate your IdentiKey now.
Apply for housing. All students may live on campus, if space is available, or off campus. Learn more about on-campus housing at housing.colorado.edu, off-campus housing at ocss.colorado.edu and family housing at housing.colorado.edu/residences/graduate-family. To make a reservation for on-campus and family housing you will need to activate your IdentiKey and apply online at housing.colorado.edu. Housing reservations are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to get one of your top choices. Please note that the $300 housing deposit must be paid at the time of application. It typically takes three to five business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can apply for housing.

Sign up for orientationOrientation sessions are a great introduction to CU-Boulder, and they are required for all new transfer students. Visit the orientation website for more information. During orientation you will meet with your academic advisor and have the opportunity to register for courses. You need to activate your IdentiKey before you can regsiter for orientation. It typically takes three business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can register for orientation.

Arrange for your final transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions (if you have completed additional coursework since submitting your application). Remember that your admission is contingent on your final credentials, which must reflect academic achievement similar to our assessment at the time of admission. Send your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions, as soon as they are available, but no later than July 1, if possible. The July 1 deadline is particularly important if you are receiving financial aid. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution by mail or to transcripts@colorado.edu.