Surviving and thriving during your first year as a transfer student – tips for transfer students.
This page is designed for students transferring into CU-Boulder from another institution. If you are a current CU-Boulder student and have transfer credit that you need evaluated, maybe taken over the summer or while in high school, please see the A&S Transfer Credit Evaluation page.
Transferring from one university to another can be both exciting and overwhelming. It takes time to adjust to the culture and policies of a new school. The following guide offers tips on how to make your transition to the University of Colorado Boulder College of Arts and Sciences a smooth one.
Every university has different polices and requirements. The New Student Welcome Experience online is deisgned to assist you with basic information prior to meeting with your Academic Advisor.
Take things slow. Many transfer students worry about graduating on time and therefore feel pressured to overload their schedules for the first semester (and subsequent semesters). Resist the urge to do this. Allow yourself time to adjust to and enjoy your new environment.
Recognize that expectations in the classroom may be different here in comparison to what was expected at your previous school.
Utilize the many resources available to you.
Connect with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can not only help you with academic issues such as requirements and program planning, they can also help you become familiar with university policies and refer you to campus resources.
Use the university website to explore. Take some time during the first few weeks of classes to explore the CU website and locate some of the many valuable resources available to you. Some ideas of sites to explore are the advising center, career services, student academic services, study abroad, Wardenburg Student Health Center, and your major department’s site. Take a look at other resources here: Resources & Support
If you have transfer credit that you need to have evaluated, please see the A&S Transfer Credit Evaluation page.
The first section of the above web page will give you the Transfer Credit Policy information for the sections below:
If you are a current student in the College of Arts and Sciences and would like to know if coursework taken at another institution will transfer to CU-Boulder and apply to a particular requirement, please use Transferology.com.