Students wishing to change or add colleges or schools within the CU Boulder campus must submit an application for the college or school to which they wish to transfer or add.

The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Drop Application requirements and deadlines differ from the IUT Add/Change Application for the College of Arts & Sciences, and may have financial and academic ramifications for students. The IUT Drop Application only applies to students who are pursuing degrees in at least two different colleges/schools/programs and wish to discontinue one degree. For more information, deadlines, and the IUT Drop Application, please visit the CU Boulder Intra-University Transfer (IUT) webpage.

IUT admission requirements

Students enrolled in another school, college or program on the CU Boulder campus who wish to transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • CU GPA of at least 2.000 in completed coursework

Students who apply to IUT must choose a degree-granting major offered by the college. A student cannot IUT into Arts and Sciences and declare an Open Option major.

To apply

  1. It is highly recommended you meet with an academic advisor in your intended major. Students may schedule an appointment with an advisor through Buff Portal Advising.
  2. Access and submit your application using the A&S IUT application.

Students will be notified via email of the result of their IUT application. Once admitted to Arts and Sciences, students can find their academic advisor assignment and schedule appointments in Buff Portal Advising.

All students who IUT into Arts and Sciences must meet with their assigned academic advisor during their first semester of attendance. During this meeting students will discuss major and degree requirements. Failure to do so will impact future course registration.

Deadlines for admission

The College of Arts and Sciences accepts IUT applications for fall, spring, and summer semesters, and applications may be submitted at any point during the academic year.

IUT applications must be submitted by 12:00PM Noon (MT) on census date of the current semester in order to be considered for admission to the College of Arts and Sciences for the current semester.

Applications received after census date of the current semester will be considered for admission for the upcoming semester.

Before their first day of classes at CU Boulder, incoming students may request a major change through their Admissions Portal. After the first day of classes in their first semester, new students may IUT into Arts and Sciences without meeting the above GPA requirement if they apply before the semester census date.

Application processing timeline

IUT applications submitted BEFORE census date of current semester*

IUT Applicant's Cumulative GPA: IUT Application Status/Outcome: 
2.000 or higher Accepted for admission for the current semester
1.999 or lower Denied admission for the current semester

*Same criteria applies for applications reviewed after final grades post for the current semester

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IUT applications submitted AFTER census date of current semester:

IUT Applicant's Cumulative GPA:

IUT Application Status/Outcome:

For full definitions of IUT application statuses, please visit the Intra-University Transfer website.

2.500 or higher (no exceptions) Immediately accepted for admission for the upcoming semester
Between 2.000 - 2.499 On track to complete the College of Arts and Sciences IUT requirements by the end of the current semester. Students will be eligible to register for College of Arts and Sciences restricted coursework during their enrollment appointment for the upcoming semester and a final application review will be completed when final grades are posted at the end of the current semester*
1.999 or lower Application will be deferred for review until after final grades are posted for the current semester*

*Same review criteria in the first table applies for applications reviewed after final grades post for the current semester

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Double-Degree

A double-degree is different than a double-major. Double-degree indicates that a student is pursing two different programs of study in two different colleges (e.g., a student may be majoring in psychology in A&S and majoring in business administration in the business college) or that the student is pursuing two A&S majors, but one is bachelor of arts (e.g., a bachelor of arts in psychology) and one is bachelor of fine arts (e.g., the student is admitted into the bachelor of fine arts program for acting).

Arts & Sciences general degree requirements

A comprehensive overview of the degree requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences may be found on the College of Arts & Sciences Degree Requirements website.

The College of Arts and Sciences recommends, but does not require, that students who are planning to IUT into the college complete the following Arts and Sciences general education coursework before they complete the IUT process:

  • A lower-division written communication course.
  • A quantitative reasoning and mathematical skills course that is appropriate for their intended Arts and Sciences major.

Additional Arts & Sciences general degree requirements

  • All Arts and Sciences students are required to declare a degree granting major before completing 45 credit-hours.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least a C- to fulfill major requirements.
  • Elective hours allow students to take classes that are of interest, even if they fall outside of other requirements.
  • Minor or certificate: minors and certificates generally range from 18 to 24 credit-hours, at least 9 of which must be upper-division. Minors and certificates are not a degree requirement of Arts and Sciences but are available for students to pursue.
  • Electives: classes with a D- or better can apply to elective credit (but must be completed with the grade of C- or better if the course is also being applied to a second major or minor); students also have up to 6 credit-hours of pass/fail that can be applied to elective-only classes.
  • Students must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA.
  • Students must maintain a 2.00 GPA in their major, second major, and minor.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00, they will be placed on academic probation. See the A&S academic advising site for more information on academic probation and suspension.

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If I am accepted for summer admission, do I have to take summer classes?

  • Students who are accepted for summer IUT admission to the College of Arts & Sciences are not required to take summer courses.

For further questions, please contact the Arts and Sciences Academic Operations team at asoperations@colorado.edu.

For campus-wide information regarding the IUT process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Education IUT Website.