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. When students add or drop a college/school/program their tuition bill and financial aid may change if the rates for their new college/school/program are different from their current college/school/program. It is recommended that students view the Bursar's Office tuition rates by school, college and program and consult the Office of Financial Aid and/or scholarship donor (if applicable).

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:

  • Cumulative 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.

Dates and deadlines for admission

The College of Arts and Sciences accepts IUT applications for fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Students who apply by the Registration Access Deadline and are on track to complete the College of Arts and Sciences IUT requirements by the end of the current semester will be eligible to register for College of Arts and Sciences restricted coursework during their enrollment appointment for the upcoming semester. A final application review will be completed when final grades are posted at the end of the current semester. Students that do not meet all IUT requirements at the end of the semester will be denied admission to the College of Arts and Sciences and may be removed from College of Arts and Sciences restricted courses.

First semester students
Before their first day of classes at CU Boulder, incoming students may request a major or college 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.

IUT Application Opens:

  • Spring semester: September 15
  • Summer and fall semesters: February 15

IUT Registration Access Deadlines:

  • Spring semester: October 1, 11:59pm (MT)
  • Summer and fall semesters: March 1, 11:59pm (MT)
  • Fall semester (second registration access): June 1, 11:59pm (MT)

More information about deadlines and IUT On Track can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Education’s IUT page.

IUT Final Semester Deadlines:

IUT applications must be submitted by 12:00pm Noon (MT) on the 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.

  • Spring semester: Spring census date, 12:00pm Noon (MT)
  • Summer semester: Summer census date, 12:00pm Noon (MT)
  • Fall semester: Fall census date, 12:00pm Noon (MT)

Application processing and 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 to 0.000 Denied admission for the current semester
First semester student Accepted for 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
For applications submitted by the Registration Access Deadline
On track to complete the College of Arts and Sciences IUT requirements by the end of the current semester*
Between 2.000 - 2.499
For applications submitted after the Registration Access Deadline
Application will be deferred for review until after final grades are posted for the current semester*
1.999 to 0.000 (including first semester students) 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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Dropping Arts & Sciences and double-degree

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 (double degree) 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.

A double-degree is different than a double-major. Double-degree indicates that a student is pursuing 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.

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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.

What should I do if I want to declare more than one College of Arts & Sciences major?

  • Students should submit an IUT application for their desired primary major within the College of Arts & Sciences. Once they are accepted to the College of Arts & Sciences, students who still wish to add, or change a major or minor can navigate the menus below their student success team photos in Buff Portal Advising to an online major/minor add/drop request form.

Can I appeal my admission decision?

  • No, there are no exceptions to the IUT process if a student does not meet the requirements. Since the IUT process is not competitive, no exceptions will be made and there is no appeal process for the decision.

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.