Welcome! We know that navigating a large university like CU Boulder may sometimes feel overwhelming, and we are happy to serve as a "go-to" point of contact for current students and their families. We field a wide variety of inquiries, but we have addressed some of our most common topics, questions, and referrals below. This page is designed to help you quickly find important information and/or to clarify the most appropriate point of contact for your inquiry.
General Tip: When looking for information, using Google can often be quicker and more effective than trying to navigate solely within the CU Boulder website. For example, if you want to change your major but do not know how, simply Google something like, "CU Boulder how to change major." That should help you get directly to the information you need.
Common Topics and FAQs
What does my standing mean? What's next?
Read the Academic Standing page
How do I get back into good academic standing?
Meet with your Academic Advisor and Academic Coach
Suspended or dismissed? Read our Reinstatement and Readmission page
I am in need of academic accommodations. How do I set that up?
Register with Disability Services
I received one or more course alerts. What does that mean?
Read our Course Alert page
I want to study abroad. Where do I start?
Get started with Education Abroad
I am about to go abroad and have questions.
Check the Accepted Student Guide
I just returned from abroad and have questions.
Check the Returning to CU page
How do I change or add a major, minor, or certificate?
Visit the Change or Add a Major, Minor or Certificate page for clarification
Can I retake a class for grade replacement? How does the process work?
Read the Retake a Course for Grade Replacement page
I have questions about commencement.
Check the Spring Commencement Ceremony page
(There is no campus-wide commencement ceremony in the winter or summer)
I have questions about my department recognition ceremony.
Winter 2023 recognition ceremonies
Information for Spring 2024 recognition ceremonies is not yet available.
I have one or more holds. How do I get them removed?
See the Resolve Your Holds & To-Do Items page
Intra-University Transfer (IUT)
I want to change, add, or drop a degree program. Where do I start?
Read the CU Boulder Intra-University Transfer Page
Shortcuts to the specific IUT pages for:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
- College of Media, Communication and Information
- College of Music
- Leeds School of Business
- Program in Environmental Design
- School of Education
I have questions about a petition that I want to submit or have submitted.
Check our Forms and Petitions page for information on A&S-related petitions
Contact A&S Academic Operations for questions about a petition you have already submitted
How do I add/drop/swap classes? How do waitlists work?
See the Register for Classes page
I am receiving an error message. How do I resolve the problem?
Check the Enrollment Errors page
I have questions about transfer credit evaluation.
See the A&S Transfer Credit Evaluation page
I need to withdraw from the current semester or withdraw from CU Boulder entirely. How does the process work? What do I need to know?
Read the Withdraw from the Semester page
I am seeking a withdrawal from a previous semester or multiple semesters. How does the process work? What do I need to know?
Read the Retroactive Withdrawal Petition page
Bursar's Office: For questions related to tuition and billing
Career Services: For students seeking career advising
Housing & Dining: For questions related to housing