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CU Boulder students are expected to have completed appropriate course work in mathematics, science, language and the humanities. Be aware that satisfaction of minimum academic standards, while mandatory, is only one factor in securing admission to the university.
Detailed Requirements by Country and Region
If you do not see your country or region specifically listed, please visit our Selection Process page and follow the general application requirements.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the U.S. grade of B (80% and above) on the following certificates:
 Various Year 12 Senior Certificates
 ACT Year 12 Certificate
 NSW Higher School Certificate
 Northern Territory Certificate of Education
 Queensland Senior Certificate
 South Australian Certificate of Education
 Tasmanian Certificate of Education
 Victorian Certificate of Education
 Western Australian Certificate of Education
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or:
 A grade of 5, Credit, 65%74%, 60%69% Ranking
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or:
 A grade of 5, Credit, 65%74%, 60%69% Ranking
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or:
 A grade of 4, Credit, 50%64%, 50%59% Ranking
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or:
 A grade of 5, Credit, 65%74%, 60%69% Ranking
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or:
 A grade of 5, Credit, 65%74%, 60%69% Ranking
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 7.0 on the 10point Brazilian grading scale.
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be 7.0 on the Brazilian grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be 7.0 on the Brazilian grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be 7.0 on the Brazilian grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be 6.0 on the Brazilian grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be 6.5 on the Brazilian grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be 6.5 on the Brazilian grading scale.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of an 80% or above on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 General High School Diploma
 Advanced High School Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the U.S. grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the U.S. grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diplomas:
 Manitoba High School Diploma
 Manitoba Senior Years Technology Education Program Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
Due to the decentralization of the education system in Manitoba, we cannot determine an equivalent minimum grade needed for students applying, and we will do evaluations on a casebycase basis. As an indicator, we will use the U.S. grading scale.
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the U.S. grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
Due to the decentralization of the education system in New Brunswick, we cannot determine an equivalent minimum grade needed for students applying, and we will do evaluations on a casebycase basis. As an indicator, we will use the U.S. grading scale.
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the U.S. grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 High School Graduation Diploma
CU Boulder requires all first year and transfer students (including US citizens attending high school or college outside of the US) with fewer than 24 credits completed to submit an official score report for either the SAT 1 or the ACT. International students only need to submit an SAT or ACT if they are graduating from a U.S. high school or wish to be considered for merit scholarships.
Transfer Requirements
Due to the decentralization of the education system in Newfoundland and Labrador, we cannot determine an equivalent minimum grade needed for students applying, and we will do evaluations on a casebycase basis. As an indicator, we will use the U.S. grading scale.
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the U.S. grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma/certificate:
 High School Graduation Diploma
 School Leaving Certificate
CU Boulder requires all first year and transfer students (including US citizens attending high school or college outside of the US) with fewer than 24 credits completed to submit an official score report for either the SAT 1 or the ACT. International students only need to submit an SAT or ACT if they are graduating from a U.S. high school or wish to be considered for merit scholarships.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
CU Boulder requires all first year and transfer students (including US citizens attending high school or college outside of the US) with fewer than 24 credits completed to submit an official score report for either the SAT 1 or the ACT. International students only need to submit an SAT or ACT if they are graduating from a U.S. high school or wish to be considered for merit scholarships.
Transfer Requirements
Due to the decentralization of the education system in Nova Scotia, we cannot determine an equivalent minimum grade needed for students applying, and we will do evaluations on a casebycase basis. As an indicator, we will use the US grading scale.
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 High School Graduation Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma(s):
 Secondary School Graduation Diploma (SSGD)
 Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (SSHGD)
 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 Senior Secondary School Diploma (High School Graduation Certificate)
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma/certificate:
 Certificate of Graduation
 Secondary School Diploma/Diplome d’etudes secondaires (SSD/DES)
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 Record of Secondary Level Standard (Secondary School Diploma)
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade equivalent to the US grade of “B” (80% and above) on the following diploma:
 High School Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum average of 80 points on the 100point Chinese grading scale.

Gao Kao results are not required as part of the application.

CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be B (80) on the Chinese grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be B (80) on the Chinese grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be B (80) on the Chinese grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be C+ (75) on the Chinese grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be B (80) on the Chinese grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be B (80) on the Chinese grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to a 12 on the 20point French grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré (diploma of bachelor of secondary education).
 Diplôme de Baccalauréat Général (diploma of general baccalaureate).
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to a 12 on the 20point French grading scale or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 12 on the 20point French grading scale or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 12 on the 20point French grading scale or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 10 on the 20point French grading scale or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 12 on the 20point French grading scale or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be a 12 on the 20point French grading scale or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average grade of 2 on the 6point German grading scale (or 10 on the 15point German grading scale).
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Students who complete the 13th year and receive the Abitur may be eligible to receive some universitylevel course credit.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be 2 on the German grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be 2 on the German grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be 2 on the German grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be 3 on the German grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be 2 on the German grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be 2 on the German grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Hong Kong Certificate of Education HKCEE
 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education HKDSE
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to a 5059% (Second Class) or above on the Indian grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
 Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
 Senior Secondary Certificate, PreUniversity Certificate, PreDegree Certificate
 Intermediate Examination
 All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate
 Indian School Certificate Examination
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to a 5059% (Second Class) or above on the Indian grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an a 5059% (Second Class) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 5059% (Second Class) or above on the Indian grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 35% (Pass Class) or above on the Indian grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an a 5059% (Second Class) or above on the Indian grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an a 5059% (Second Class) or above on the Indian grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 7.0 or above on the Indonesian secondary school grading scale, on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 STTB
 SMA
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 80% on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Peeshdaneshgahii
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be at an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, a 14 or above on the Iranian grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 14 or above on the Iranian grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be at an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 14 or above on the Iranian grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 12 or above on the Iranian grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 14 or above on the Iranian grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 14 or aboveon the Iranian grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to a 7579% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Leaving Certificate
 Senior Certificate
 Leaving Certificate Vocational,
 Leaving Certificate Applied
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to a 7559% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 7559% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 7579% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 6064% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 7579 % (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 7579% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 4 (80% or above) on the Japanese 5 scale grading system for the following certificate:
 Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho)
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or RYO (B) or above on the Japanese grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or RYO (B) or above on the Japanese grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or RYO (B) or above on the Japanese grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or KA (C) or above on the Japanese grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or RYO (B) or above on the Japanese grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or RYO (B) or above on the Japanese grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 80 on the 100point Kuwaiti grading scale.
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be B on the Kuwaiti grading scale. Minimum GPA must be 3.0 on the Kuwaiti grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Minimum GPA must be 3.0 on the Kuwaiti grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Minimum GPA must be 2.5 on the Kuwaiti grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Minimum GPA must be 2.75 on the Kuwaiti grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Minimum course average must be 2.75 on the Kuwaiti grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should meet the specified requirements for one of the following examinations:
 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
 A minimum of five (5) academic subjects passed with grades of B, 10+ points, Credit/Kepujian
 STPM
 A minimum average grade of B
 UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
 A minimum average grade of B6, 6064, Credit
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to a 75% or C or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 8 on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Certificado de Bachillerato / Bachillerato Tecnológico, et al
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Vitnemål Fra Videregående Skole
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 2.9 or above on the Norwegian postsecondary grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 2.9 or above on the Norwegian postsecondary grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 2.9 or above on the Norwegian postsecondary grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale or a 3.9 or above on the Norwegian postsecondary grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 2.9 or above on the Norwegian postsecondary grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 2.9 or above on the Norwegian postsecondary grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 80% on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 General Secondary Education Certificate
 General Secondary School Transcript
 General Secondary Education Transcript – Credit System
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale as well as on the Saudi Arabian grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale as well as on the Saudi Arabian grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, as well as on the Saudi Arabian grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale, as well as on the Saudi Arabian grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, as well as on the Saudi Arabian grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, as well as on the Saudi Arabian grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of B, or wu, in the Korean system.
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be B on the Korean grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be B on the Korean grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be B on the Korean grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be C+ on the Korean grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be B on the Korean grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be B on the Korean grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of B (70%79%) on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Senior Year High School Diploma
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be at an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 70% or above on the Taiwanese grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 70% or above on the Taiwanese grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be at an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 70% or above on the Taiwanese grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 60% or above on the Taiwanese grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 70% or above on the Taiwanese grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale, or a 70% or above on the Taiwanese grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 70 on a 100point Thai grading scale.
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be 3 (good) on the Thai grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be 3 (good) on the Thai grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be 3 (good) on the Thai grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be 2.5 (fairly good) on the Thai grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be 3 (good) on the Thai grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be 3 (good) on the Thai grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 General Secondary Education/Secondary School Leaving Certificate
 SMA
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have an overall minimum course average equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale on any one of the following Secondary School Leaving Certificates:
 Five passes on General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
 Scottish Qualification Authority Higher Grade
 Certificate of Sixth Year Studies
 General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE OLevels)
 Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least 2 semesters of collegelevel calculus along with 2 semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science, and engineering courses should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to a 75% (C) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning, or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average should be equivalent to an 80% (B) or above on the U.S. grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.
First Year Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum average of 13 on the 20point Venezuelan grading scale.
CU Boulder is testoptional for FirstYear applicants graduating high school. If you choose to submit a SAT or ACT score, we will consider it as a part of our holistic review process, evaluating many factors. You will not be at a disadvantage in any way if you don’t submit test scores.
Transfer Requirements
 Engineering and Applied Science: Transfer applicants must have taken courses relevant to an engineering curriculum, including at least two semesters of collegelevel calculus along with two semesters of calculusbased physics and/or collegelevel chemistry. Grades in math, science and engineering courses should be 13 on the Venezuelan grading scale. Overall minimum course average must be 13 on the Venezuelan grading scale.
 Business: Preference is given to students who have completed finite math (or college algebra), calculus, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overall minimum course average must be 13 on the Venezuelan grading scale.
 Arts and Sciences: Overall minimum course average must be 11 on the Venezuelan grading scale.
 Environmental Design: Preference is given to students who have taken collegelevel courses in architecture, planning or environmental studies. Overall minimum course average must be 12 on the Venezuelan grading scale.
 Music: An audition or audition recording is required of all applicants. Overall minimum course average must be 12 on the Venezuelan grading scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.