Intra-University Transfer

Already a CU student and thinking of becoming a business major? We'd love to have you! There are a few things you need to do first in order to qualify for transfer.

Undergraduate students wishing to transfer to the Leeds School of Business from another college or school on the Boulder campus must do so through the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process.

Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of specified criteria.

General Requirements for IUT to Leeds

  • 24 semester hours completed, 12 of which must be graded coursework at CU-Boulder.
  • If you have taken any business classes, you must have a business GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • A minimum 3.0 CU GPA is required for admission.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of B- or better.
  1. Microeconomics (ECON 2010)
  2. Macroeconomics (ECON 2020)
  3. Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2510, SOCY 2061, PSCI 2075, or equivalent) AP Statistics does not count for this requirement.
  4. Mathematical Analysis in Business (MATH 1112) Offered to non-business students in the spring & summer semesters. Not transferrable; must be taken at CU. No ALEKS score is required.

Advising for IUT to Leeds:

Advising and information sessions are available in Koelbel. There are two steps to obtaining an appointment:

Walk-in appointments are NOT available.

Step 1: Review the IUT requirements and complete the “Advising Registration” by following the link provided:

Advising Registration

Before you schedule an appointment, you must complete the registration*.

Step 2: Once complete, you can schedule an “Intra-University Transfer Advising Session” appointment here:

Direct link to appointments: 

*If you do not complete registration, your advising appointment will be rescheduled!*

You cannot schedule an appointment with an advisor until you’ve attended one advising information session. During this session you will learn about IUT requirements, how your credits will apply to business, determine your potential graduation date, and have any questions answered with a Leeds advisor.

For a printable version of the IUT requirements, please click here: Intra-University Transfer Info Sheet

ECON2010 ECON2020 MATH1112 BCOR1015 BCOR1025 BCOR1030 BCOR2001 BCOR 2002 BCOR 2003 *BCOR 1015 is only offered through continuing ed for nonbus students.**BCOR 1025 is only offered to business students. Students outside of business can take approved exception like MATH2510 SOCY2061


Students must have completed all pre-requisites before applying.

You CANNOT apply while requirements are in progress. Grades must be posted.

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Your application will not be considered if you have pre-requisite courses in progress. Admission is granted on a space available basis.

Application Timing:

Deadline for Spring 2018 admission: January 3rd, 2018

Deadline for Fall 2018 admission: July 1st, 2018

Deadline for Spring 2019 admission: January 3rd, 2019

Applications are accepted year-round and will be reviewed once a month. If you submit an application after a deadline, you will be considered on a space available basis or for the next semester. Leeds can’t guarantee the usual selection of courses for those who submit applications after the registration period. When you apply for admission after October 1st or March 1st, course availability will be limited. Most students apply for admission in December or May, once all grades post and they’re meeting all IUT requirements. Typically, you will be able to register for the business courses that you need.                           

Transfer to Leeds (from outside CU-Boulder)

While completing the University of Colorado at Boulder transfer process, you can apply to the Leeds School of Business.

You'll want to complete the following courses before applying to CU:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Either statistics (business statistics strongly preferred) or calculus with competitive letter grades

Before you become a Leeds Student it's a good idea to start taking classes to fill your non-business degree requirements and your introductory business core requirements.

Be aware that once admitted you will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits in business courses as a residency requirement. If you have questions, see an advisor.

The CU Admissions Office handles all admissions for transfer students to Leeds. If you have specific questions about the admissions process and/or requirements, please contact that office directly:

Taking Business Core (BCOR) Classes as a Non-Business Student

During the Fall and Spring semesters, BCOR classes are restricted to business students only. As a non-business student, you may take BCOR courses through Continuing Education or in the summer. Registration in BCOR courses is not restricted during summer terms but you may need to contact the Leeds advising office to get assistance with registration.

Please Note: Students interested in transferring to Leeds from the College of Engineering and Applied Science will need to take a short survey found here and are welcome to meet with an advisor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, if desired.