While many students find a home at the first university they attend, this is certainly not the path that everyone takes to obtain their degree. College students may choose to transfer to another institution for a myriad of reasons; and whether those reasons are related to academics, finances or family obligations, it is important to ensure that their next school is a good fit.
At the University of Colorado Boulder we want to help make your decision to transfer as simple as possible. We believe that the best way to make that happen is to have you join us on campus for one of our on-campus visit programs. The Office of Admissions offers ten spring visit programs that are specifically designed to help prospective transfer students learn more about the transfer application process and about life as a transfer student at CU Boulder. To kick off our line of Spring visit programs, we will begin offering Transfer Student Information Sessions at the end of January. The information session is a 45-minute presentation covering a broad overview of the University along with detailed information on the admission criteria, application process, tuition, fees and financial aid as well as insights into the transfer credit process. All students who register and submit unofficial transcripts in advance of the information session will receive a transfer credit evaluation. Following the information session you will have the opportunity to partake in a one-hour walking tour of our beautiful campus, led by a current CU Boulder student. The Transfer Information Session is perfect if you are just starting to consider which university you might attend, or even if you are sure CU Boulder is the place for you. These information sessions will be offered twice a month, one Friday and one Saturday, and each session will be about two-hours long. Friday sessions will be offered January 26, April 13, and May 25. Saturday sessions will be offered February 17, March 24, and April 28, May 12 and June 9.
While our Transfer Information Sessions are an excellent option for students who are hoping to learn a bit more about our campus, we know that many are also interested in a more in-depth venture into life as a transfer student at CU Boulder. To accommodate this, we will be hosting our Transfer and Military Student Day program on Friday, March 2. This event runs from 8:30 a.m. through the early afternoon and is intended to give visitors a detailed look at many different aspects of our campus. Visitors who take part in the program will have an opportunity to hear from representatives in the academic community of the college or school they are interested in, learn about our transfer credit process while speaking to a member of our transfer credit team, hear from current CU Boulder students who have transferred from other universities and enjoy a delicious lunch in one of our on-campus dining centers. Optional afternoon sessions will allow prospective students to meet individually with financial aid representatives, admission counselors and transfer credit evaluators. Students can then choose to sit in on a number of classes later in the afternoon. Our goal is to offer prospective students a visit that encompasses many different aspects of our campus while also providing them with a glimpse into what the future may hold for them.
If you are unable to attend one of our transfer specific information sessions, prospective students still have plenty of opportunities to come visit us on campus. We offer our general Information Session and Campus Tour every weekday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. as well as select Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. While these sessions are not transfer specific, they are still an excellent option for students hoping to learn a bit more about our university while getting a student led tour of our amazing campus.
We look forward to having you on campus! GO BUFFS!!
Senior Assistant Director
Office of Admissions