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evaluation and general strategies to use when submitting them.

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Do you want to transfer into Arts & Sciences?

If you are a CU Boulder student in the College of Engineering, Business, ENVD, Music or CMCI, you can apply to transfer to the College of Arts and Sciences or declare a major using the intra-university transfer (IUT) process. For questions about this process, please contact the Arts and Sciences Academic Operations team at asoperations@colorado.edu or call (303) 735-5591.

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Are you planning to take a class at another school?

Check to see if it will transfer before you take it!

  • First check Transferology to see if the classes you’re considering have already been evaluated.
  • If your class is not in Transferology, use this form to request for the class to be reviewed.   

Apply for Transfer Credit Pre-Approval

Mandatory Reporting and Petitions

CU Boulder has a responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment. If you disclose having been impacted by sexual misconduct, protected-class discrimination or harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking or related retaliation, we are required to share that information to the CU Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) for outreach regarding support and reporting options. You are not required to respond to OIEC. If you are in need of support, here is a list of resources, including confidential assistance

If you have questions before you want to submit this type of information, please contact the confidential Office of Victim Assistance.

Additionally, please note that the university takes disclosures around threat of harm to self or others seriously and when information of this nature is received, it will be shared with the appropriate offices to offer additional support and resources.


Would you like to petition to drop a class beyond the posted drop deadline?

Late drop petitions are requests to drop a class beyond the withdrawal deadline, which can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website. The petition is used only for unforeseen extenuating circumstances which prevented the student from dropping the class by the posted deadline.

This petition may only be used for students solely enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students enrolled in multiple programs or colleges must adhere to their primary college of record’s policies.

Filling out the petition does NOT result in automatic approval.

Students are expected to keep attending classes and submitting work until they have received an official outcome of their petition. 

Petitions will be accepted until 5 p.m. (MT) on the last day of classes for full session fall and spring classes, or by the withdrawal deadline for special session classes. No petitions will be accepted after 5 p.m. (MT). For questions about this process and potential impacts on degree progress, please consult with your academic advisor. For other questions about this process, please contact the Arts and Sciences Academic Operations team at asoperations@colorado.edu or call (303) 735-5591. 

Late Drop Petition

Do you want to add a class after the add deadline?

  • If you aren't registered in the class, ask your instructor for permission to add. 
  • Write the department who is teaching the class (e.g. if it is an English class, go to the English department).   

Is it the last week of the term or has the semester just ended?

  • If you have completed a class but mistakenly were not registered for it, please complete the retroactive add petition below.
  • Print the petition and ask for your instructor's help, as they will need to fill out part of it and sign it!
  • Electronically submit your petition to ascurriculum@colorado.edu or bring your completed petition to the Curricular Affairs office in Old Main 1B90 or send it via campus mail UCB 275.
  • If your petition is approved, your instructor will then submit a change of record form to add the class to your record.

Retroactive Add Petition

Are you appealing to be reinstated into main campus classes?

If you have taken coursework outside of the CU system and your cumulative GPA from CU combined with your grades and credits taken at another institution after your suspension is higher than a 2.000, you can submit this petition.

For questions about this process, please contact the Arts and Sciences Academic Operations team at asoperations@colorado.edu or call (303) 735-5591.

Reinstatement Petition

Would you like to apply to replace a low grade?

  • Under the grade replacement policy, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students may retake a class in which they earned a low grade (C- or lower) in an attempt to improve their cumulative and/or major/minor GPAs.
  • If you retake a class for grade replacement, the grade you earned in the most recent prior attempt will still appear on your transcript, but it will be replaced by the grade you earned in the latest attempt in your cumulative GPA and credit totals. For more information on this policy, please visit the registrar's grade replacement page.
  • This policy is effective Fall 2019.  It can only be used on classes you are retaking Fall 2019 or later.  

Grade Replacement Form

Are you taking a class pass/fail that you want to take for a grade?

  • For more information on arts and sciences' policy on pass/fail credit limitations, visit the CU Boulder Catalog's A&S "Requirements" page, click "Credit Limitations," and scroll down to the "Pass/Fail Credit" section. Do have a conversation with your advisor before electing to take a class pass/fail.
  • If you are taking a class pass/fail that is not allowed to be pass/fail, please complete the Pass/Fail-to-Graded petition. 
  • Note: You cannot petition to change a class from graded to pass/fail.  

For questions about this process, please contact the Arts and Sciences Academic Operations team at asoperations@colorado.edu or call (303) 735-5591.

Pass/Fail-to-Graded Petition & No Credit to Credit Petition

Letters of Good Standing

Letters of Good Standing (Academic)

For Common Application College Report requests, visit the registrar's transcripts page.

Letters of Good Standing (Conduct)

For letters of good standing related to conduct, email the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or connect by phone at (303) 492-5550.

If you require information regarding your standing both in terms of academics and conduct, please contact the registrar’s office for assistance.


Declaring a Major or Minor in the College of Arts & Sciences

Are you currently declared in a major (including open option) in the College of Arts & Sciences and plan to change your major? Do you plan to add or drop an additional major and/or minor? You can meet with an advisor during their open hours or during a major declaration meeting to change/add to your academic plan.

Advisors’ open hours are posted in Buff Portal Advising. New major meetings are also listed in Buff Portal Advising.

Students* who wish to add, drop and/or change a major or minor without meeting with an advisor can navigate the menus below their student success team photos in Buff Portal Advising to an online major/minor add/drop form.

*First-year students are required to meet with their advisor to add, drop or change majors and minors.