Each college/school/program at the University of Colorado is responsible for setting guidelines that govern their degree requirements. Detailed information for your major or area of study related to the topics below can be found in the University of Colorado Boulder Catalog.
Different types of courses, such as internships, ROTC, CSVC1000 and others, are excluded from the College Total Hours calculation or are limited to a certain allowable number on the degree audit. For more information regarding how these courses are counted in GPA calculations, view Total Hours and GPA Calculations.
Most colleges or schools have specific criteria for in-residence credit—courses which must be completed for degrees or programs, usually applying to upper-division courses taken on the Boulder campus. Your course work is applied specifically toward your degree once you're admitted into the designated college or school. Please see your academic advisor for further detail.
Each college or school defines how many student-selected pass/fail credit hours will count toward degree requirements. Consult your academic advisor or the University of Colorado Boulder Catalog for specific requirements based on your area of study.
All students are encouraged to participate in a Study Abroad Program for a semester or summer/winter break. Work with your academic advisor and Study Abroad to ensure appropriate or applicable coursework. In most cases, pass/fail grades are assigned to these courses upon completion. Study Abroad grades are exempt from university limitations on pass/fail courses. Courses will be displayed in your degree audit, along with any relevant approvals for specific degree requirements. The study abroad program name and total credits earned will appear on your CU Boulder transcript. For more information, contact Study Abroad.
The University of Colorado strives to recognize previous work by transfer students that meets the expectations of the faculty for academic content and rigor. A complete listing of your transfer credit evaluation can be found at the bottom of the degree audit in the "Transfer Credit" section. For information about specific transfer credit questions, consult your academic advisor or see Review Your Degree Audit.