Do you have transfer credit that you need to have evaluated?
Here is how to get started:
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 or 8SY (syllabus required) iflag next to them. All other courses have already been reviewed for transferability and applicability to all Arts and Sciences core and general education requirements.
Below is information about different kinds of transfer credit and the process to follow if you are seeking review of a course. Information about policies regarding transfer credit can be found in the University Catalog.
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 education abroad program may be submitted to the CU education abroad office for review towards Gen Ed, Core and MAPS requirements.
Courses taken on an approved CU-Boulder education 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.
For more general information regarding academics on CU approved education abroad programs, click here.
If you choose to study abroad independently on a program that is not approved by CU-Boulder, the process varies by school/college.
- A&S and CMCI students are unable to submit course or program information for transfer approval until after the program is complete. Courses will be reviewed upon your return and only after the CU admissions office has received an official transcript from your program.
- Students in all other CU schools/colleges can submit courses for review prior to departure and can access the relevant forms and instructions after creating a profile for your non-approved study abroad program.
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 for 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 education abroad program.
For review of courses with non-Arts and Sciences content (business, education, music, communication, journalism web design, architecture or environmental design), please submit syllabi to TChelp@colorado.edu. For engineering and computer science courses, please submit syllabi to https://www.colorado.edu/engineering-advising/content/ceas-transfer-credit-review-form.
*Important note: All computer science courses, even for CSCI-BA majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, should be submitted to https://www.colorado.edu/engineering-advising/content/ceas-transfer-credit-review-form. Please attach a course syllabus with a weekly schedule of topics to your email. In addition, please include a link to the transferring institution’s computer science degree requirements website which shows the course numbers, title, and sequencing of computer science courses.
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 https://www.colorado.edu/engineering-advising/content/ceas-transfer-credit-review-form, 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 Preapproval 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.
- Check Transferology to see if the course in question has already been reviewed. Over 140,000 courses have been reviewed and the details about how they will (or will not) transfer to CU Boulder are on this website. For instructions on how to create an account in Transferology, visit the Office of Admissions website under “create a Transferology account”.
- If you do not find your desired course(s) in Transferology, click on the button below to access the Course Preapproval Form.
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.