In order for a student to receive credit, all courses must be listed on the student's official transcript.

Once Admissions has determined whether the credit is transferable to CU, all accepted credit will be posted. Transfer credit is then evaluated by the Leeds School of Business to determine degree applicability. In many cases, CU-Boulder will accept more credit than may actually be applied toward your Leeds degree. See an Academic Advisor for more information.

Cooperative Education Credit

No credit is given for work experience or cooperative education programs.

Correspondence Credit

All correspondence courses must have prior approval and be evaluated to determine their acceptability.

Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement (College Board)

  • For students who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on advanced placement exams, school credit will be given where appropriate. See the CU Admissions office for a comprehensive chart on AP credit.

College-Level Examination Program

  • School credit for approved CLEP subject examinations may be considered, providing the scores are at the 67th percentile or above. Specific information is available in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.
  • CLEP credit is only appropriate for pre-business requirements and non-business electives.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of credit in any given course area is allowed.
  • CLEP may not be used in course areas in which credit has already been allowed.
  • General examinations are not acceptable.
  • Before a CLEP examination can be taken students must have approval in writing by the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

Independent Study and Non-Traditional Credit

  • A maximum of 6 hours of independent study in Business is allowed
  • To receive credit for independent study and experimental studies courses, students must obtain approval prior to registering for the courses. See the Office Of Undergraduate Student Services for paperwork.
  • Further information and forms are available in Office of Undergraduate Student Services, located in Koelbel S210.
  • The Leeds school does not grant credit for general internships.

Study Abroad Credit

Credit from CU study abroad programs can be applied to A&S Core, Non-Business Electives, BCOR, Area of Emphasis (3 credits only) or Business Electives. Students planning to study abroad must meet with an undergraduate advisor to have their course selections approved before leaving campus.

More specific information about study abroad opportunities is available from the Office of International Education.

Transfer Credit

Only work from regionally accredited institutions will transfer to the school.

A maximum of 60 semester hours of credit from a two-year school may be applied to the degree.

The Leeds School of Business reserves the right to disallow any credit that it deems inappropriate degree credit. Credits in business subjects transferred from other institutions will be limited to the number of credit hours given for equivalent work in the regular offerings of the university.

Actual equivalent courses may be substituted for required courses. Students must submit a carefully checked catalog description and course syllabus for course equivalency determination, since a course given at another institution may have the same name and same textbook as a required business course and still be taught with a non-business emphasis or other variations that give it little value for business.

Business students desiring to apply course work from another institution or University of Colorado campus toward the B.S. degree in Business Administration must have prior approval of the Leeds School of Business.

Only courses that fulfill non-business requirements or business elective credits are acceptable in transfer from other institutions once the student has enrolled in the school.

All courses in the area of emphasis must be taken at the University of Colorado Boulder unless the associate dean of undergraduate studies gives written approval.

Transfer students must take a minimum of 30 hours of business courses, including the area of emphasis, in residence after admission to the school.

For more information on transfer of credit policies, see Transfer of College-Level Credit in the Admission section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

No Credit

Because of enrollment limitations business classes may not be taken on a no-credit basis.