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To help you through the process of transferring to CU Boulder, please follow the below timeline to keep you on track and informed through each phase of the application process.

Application Phase

  • Schedule a transfer admission appointment - prospective students who have not submitted an application can meet one-on-one with an admission representative to discuss a plan for transferring to CU Boulder.
  • Attend a Transfer Info Session - Learn about CU Boulder, the Buff community, the transfer process, how your courses may transfer and take a campus tour.
  • Join a live chat - chat about the application process, transfer credit, registering for classes, campus life and anything else you can think of. Email invites to our live chats will be sent out to students on our communication list. To join our CU Boulder transfer communication list click here.
  • Contact your admission counselor - Your admission counselor can help you navigate the application and admission process, and answer all of your questions.

Review the transfer student website and submit the CU Boulder transfer application.

*  We will continue to accept spring transfer applications, but the application could close at any time.

Make sure your application is complete:

  • Submit the transfer personal statement
  • Send official high school and college transcripts
  • Pay application fee
  • Send ACT/SAT scores if you have fewer than 24 credit hours of college coursework completed
  • Submit your official Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores if applicable
  • If you have questions about completing your application you may schedule a one on one appointment with your admission counselor here or email transfer@colorado.edu.
  • Military students:  Visit the Office of Veteran Services website for more information regarding the processing of GI Bill and military related education benefits as well as information regarding campus resources available to our veteran and active-duty population.

Review the transfer student website and submit the CU Boulder transfer application.

Make sure your application is complete:

  • Submit the transfer personal statement
  • Send official high school and college transcripts
  • Pay application fee
  • Send ACT/SAT scores if you have fewer than 24 credit hours of college coursework completed
  • Submit your official Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores if applicable
  • If you have questions about completing your application you may schedule a one on one appointment with your admission counselor here or email transfer@colorado.edu.
  • Military students:  Visit the Office of Veteran Services website for more information regarding the processing of GI Bill and military related education benefits as well as information regarding campus resources available to our veteran and active-duty population.

The CU Boulder Transfer and Military Student Day program provides you the chance to explore campus and the many opportunities you will have as a student.

The program includes:

  • Admission and application session
  • Academic sessions
  • Transfer credit information session
  • Walking tour of CU Boulder
  • Panel discussion with current students
  • Lunch on campus
  • Meet and greet with various campus leaders and representatives 

Review the transfer student website and submit the CU Boulder transfer application.

Make sure your application is complete:

  • Submit the transfer personal statement
  • Send official high school and college transcripts
  • Pay application fee
  • Send ACT/SAT scores if you have fewer than 24 credit hours of college coursework completed
  • Submit your official Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores if applicable
  • If you have questions about completing your application you may schedule a one on one appointment with your admission counselor here or email transfer@colorado.edu.
  • Military students:  Visit the Office of Veteran Services website for more information regarding the processing of GI Bill and military related education benefits as well as information regarding campus resources available to our veteran and active-duty population.

You are automatically considered for transfer scholarships up until the Fall, June 1 admission application deadline, but more are available via the CU Boulder Scholarship Application. To gain access to the scholarship application you must submit an admission application several days before the June 15 deadline.  However, you do not need to be admitted to apply.  We recommend you apply early to meet this deadline!

  • Spring and Summer applicants: you may submit a FAFSA for Spring and Summer terms but institutional aid and scholarships are awarded every academic year starting with the fall semester.

A Transfer Information Session provides a great overview of CU Boulder, the Buffalo community and the transfer process.

The session includes

  • Transfer information session hosted by a transfer admission representative
  • Optional transfer credit information session (You must submit your unofficial transcripts ahead of time.  Please register for the event and then follow the instructions included in your confirmation email.)
  • Optional walking tour of CU Boulder

Admission Decision Phase

If you have applied and are waiting on an admission decision we suggest that you do the following to prepare for possible admission:

  • Periodically log into your application status page to check the status of your application
  • Research your on-campus housing and dining options and your off-campus housing options so that you will be prepared when the time comes to make housing and on-campus dining decisions. Currently the only on-campus housing available to transfer students is Bear Creek Apartments, which fills up fast and not guaranteed. You may not apply for on-campus housing until you have been admitted.
  • Get excited about all the ways you can get involved at CU Boulder, including campus events, intramural and club sports and student clubs and organizations. You may be intersted in the Non Traditional Student Organization whose members are mainly transfer students. If you are returning to school after service in the military, you may be interested in joining our Student Veterans Association.
  • Explore enrichment programs where you can take interests beyond the classroom through study abroad, honors, leadership, service learning, research and more.

Admit Phase

  • Activate your identikey (this will allow you to access the MyCUInfo student portal)
  • Once you receive an email notification that your transfer credit evaluation has been completed, you may review it by logging onto the MyCUInfo student portal.
  • Confirm your enrollment by logging into your application status page.
  • Pay your deposit.

Connect with current CU Boulder transfer students as well as other prospective transfer students by joining the CU Boulder transfer student Facebook group.

Confirmation Phase

  • Apply for on-campus housing and dining or look for housing off-campus.
  • Set up your CU Boulder email account.
  • Work with New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) to transition to campus.  As an incoming student, you will need to complete the Online Experience, our online orientation, before you can register for classes. The Online Experience will be available to Spring 2019 transfer students starting November 3.
  • Register for classes. Spring 2019 transfer students may start registering for classes November 26.