An Intra-University Transfer (IUT) allows current undergraduate students to change, add, or drop a degree program involving two different colleges/schools/programs within CU Boulder. The information included on the IUT webpage will assist you before, during, and after your IUT process. If you have questions, please refer to the IUT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage or email IUT@colorado.edu.
Visit the Office of the Registrar website to change, add, or drop a major/minor/certificate within the same college/school/program.
Start the IUT Process
Intra-University Transfer (IUT) First Steps:
- Explore your IUT college/school/program
- Develop a plan with your IUT with your current academic advisor
- Connect with your IUT college/school/program
- Consider how an IUT might alter your student status and graduation timeline
- Research the financial implications of an IUT
- Discover if an IUT fits with your future interests and goals
Research IUT Requirements
IUT Change/Add Application Requirements
The Intra-University Transfers (IUT) process to change or add a major typically include credit, course, and GPA requirements that might take multiple semesters to complete. Please visit the IUT webpage of your intended college/school/program to learn more. Access the IUT Application and the IUT Dates & Deadlines webpage for more information.
School/College/Program IUT Webpages
IUT Requirement Repeat Policy
Students will have a maximum of three graded attempts to achieve the minimum grades for each IUT requirement, starting with the Spring 2024 IUT Application Cycle. Please note that courses taken as pass/fail, will count as graded attempts. IUT requirement courses and minimum grades are set by each IUT college/school/program and listed on their IUT webpage.
Each time a prospective IUT course is taken, it counts as one attempt towards fulfilling a specific IUT requirement. Therefore, students who have met or exceeded three attempts in an IUT requirement (not three attempts per course), without achieving the minimum grade, will have their IUT Application denied, and they will be ineligible to reapply to the same IUT college/school/program.
For example: If a student received failing grades in MATH 2510 twice and in SOCY 2061 once, they would be ineligible for an IUT into any major in Leeds and for the Strategic Communication major in CMCI.
The policy will include courses taken as part of Grade Replacement. Therefore, students are permitted to retake an IUT requirement two additional times after their initial enrollment. However, students are permitted to retake courses that also happen to be IUT requirements, if they wish to improve their GPA or any other reason other than for consideration as part of their IUT Application.
The following course attempts will not count as a graded attempt for an IUT requirement, if changed by the deadlines listed on the CU Boulder Academic Calendar:
IUT Drop Application Requirements
If you are enrolled in a double degree program, an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Drop Application can allow you to keep one and drop one of your current majors in two different colleges/schools/programs. The date and term you decide to drop your double degree may impact your tuition charges and graduation timeline. Seniors applying for an IUT Drop after the deadline for their graduation term, should work with their academic advisor and submit an IUT Drop Application for any program they will not complete before graduation. Visit the IUT Dates & Deadlines webpage for additional information.
Apply by the IUT Deadline
Complete the IUT Application by the IUT Deadline corresponding to your desired term of enrollment by logging into the IUT Application with your CU Boulder credentials. The IUT Application cannot be saved or accessed after submission. If you have trouble accessing the IUT Application, please refer to the IUT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage or email IUT@colorado.edu.
Please review the Intra-University Transfer dates and deadlines by term of admission and your intended IUT college/school/program. It is strongly recommended that you apply by the IUT Registration Access Deadlines (October 1st, March 1st, and June 1st), for the opportunity to enroll in restricted courses (when available), and for full consideration of your IUT Application. IUT admission is not guaranteed and varies by college/school/program depending on space availability and IUT Requirements.
Visit the IUT Dates & Deadlines webpage for additional information.
Understand the IUT Admissions Process
IUT Admissions Timeline
When you submit your IUT Application, a confirmation landing webpage will open. You should receive a confirmation email to your @colorado.edu email. You will continue to receive IUT Application status updates through your CU Boulder email account throughout the IUT process. Please continue to check your @colorado email regularly. IUT Application processing times vary, please do not resubmit your IUT Application unless directed.
If you do not see the confirmation page and/or do not receive a confirmation email, there may have been an error with your submission. If you have questions, please refer to the IUT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage or email IUT@colorado.edu.
IUT Application Status Definitions
Review Your Final IUT Application Decision
IUT Final Application Decision
You can receive an admission decision any time after you submit an IUT Application. If you were granted "On Track" or "Deferred" status at the time of submission, make sure to check back after grades are submitted for the term, to receive your final admissions decision of "Accepted" or "Denied."