Students who begin at a Colorado Community College can transfer directly to CU Boulder to finish their degree in any of the programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. Thanks to an integrated partnership, this pathway can be attractive to both community college students, as well as qualified high school students taking concurrent enrollment classes at a local community college. CU Boulder has partnered with four community colleges to provide a pathway and easier transition between colleges. At our partner community colleges, you can complete classes before transferring to CU Boulder and have the peace of mind that your credits will apply directly to your degree.

Requirements for Guaranteed Admission

The College of Arts and Sciences guarantees admission to any of its baccalaureate degree programs to students transferring from Colorado public institutions of higher education who meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 30 semester hours of transferable Colorado community college course work, with a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher for all college course work, with consistent or improving grades
  • Completion of Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS)
  • Completion of admissions application and submission of all required documents by published deadlines

As stated in Regent Law (article 7.C), "The university reserves the right to deny admission or readmission to applicants whose total credentials reflect an inability to assume those obligations of performance and behavior deemed essential by the university and relevant to any of its lawful missions, processes, and functions as an educational institution."

For more specific information on Guided Pathways, please see the College of Arts and Sciences Guide for Colorado Community College Students.

Credit Transfer

Information related to credit transfer can be found on the College of Arts & Sciences Transfer Credit Evaluation page and on the admissions page.