Make sure you have requested that an official transcript with final grades be sent from your previous schools to the CU Office of Admissions, and check that the courses are showing up on the “Transfer Evaluation” tab of your degree audit.
Courses that have not yet been reviewed will have an NR (needs review) iflag next to them. Courses that require more information than the course description provides will have a notation that says “NEED SYLLABUS” or they will have an SY (syllabus required) iflag next to them. All other courses have already been reviewed for transferability and applicability to all Arts and Sciences core requirements.
Questions regarding AP/IB credit and CLEP exams should be directed to the Office of Admissions in Regent Hall, or submit them electronically to TChelp@colorado.edu
Courses taken on an approved CU-Boulder study abroad program may be submitted to the CU study abroad office for review toward Core and MAPS requirements.
Courses taken on an approved CU-Boulder study abroad program that you would like to be reviewed for major, minor or certificate requirements should be submitted to your academic advisor for the relevant major, minor or certificate.
If you choose to study abroad independently on a program that is not approved by CU-Boulder, the process varies by school/college.
If you would like a course you took at another institution to be reviewed for applicability to an Arts and Sciences major, minor or a CU certificate, consult with your academic advisor for the relevant major, minor or certificate. (*Except computer science courses—see "Non-Arts and Sciences Courses" below).
This same process should be followed for major, minor, or certificate courses taken on an approved CU-Boulder study abroad program.
For review of courses with non-Arts and Sciences content (engineering, business, education, music, communication, journalism, web design, computer design, graphic design, architecture, or environmental design), please submit syllabi to the Office of Admissions in Regent Hall, or electronically to TChelp@colorado.edu.
*Important note: All computer science courses should be submitted to TChelp@colorado.edu, even for CSCI-BA majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please attach a course syllabus with a weekly schedule of topics to your email. If a syllabus is not available, please include a link to the transferring institution's computer science degree requirements website.
For review of courses with Arts and Sciences content (anthropology, studio art and art history, astrophysical and planetary science, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, classics, cultural and language studies, dance, English writing and literature, economics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, film, foreign language, gender studies, geography, geology, history, humanities, international affairs, mathematics and applied mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology and neuroscience, religious studies, sociology, speech and hearing sciences, or theater), click on the button below to access the online Transfer Credit Review Request.
*Important note: All computer science courses should be submitted to TChelp@colorado.edu, even for CSCI-BA majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This form and the courses that you submit will be reviewed for transferability and applicability to degree requirements. Detailed information about this process is provided on the form – read it carefully.
A syllabus will need to be submitted for all courses with the SY iflag or courses marked NEED SYLLABUS. If needed, you can scan documents on campus. The syllabus must be from the semester that the course was taken and contain the name of the institution, instructor information, textbook/assigned readings, evaluation/assessment criteria, meeting times and location and a list of course objectives/topics covered. If the course you took was taught at a high school for concurrent college credit, the syllabus must be from the high school course taken.
If you would like a course you have already taken to be evaluated, click on the button to go to the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form. If you would like to have a course evaluated before you take it, go to the section below called Preappproval of Courses to get to the course pre-approval form.
You may request that courses be reviewed for transferability and applicability to degree requirements before you take them. We recommend this if you are hoping to fulfill a CU Boulder graduation requirement with a course taken at another institution. Not all courses will transfer as you think they should so plan ahead using the process explained below.
The courses that you submit on this form will be reviewed for transferability and applicability to degree requirements. Detailed information about this process is provided on the form – read it carefully.
If you have already taken the course, go to the section above called Arts and Sciences Courses to get to the transfer course evaluation form.