Applying to Leeds School of Business

We’re thrilled that you’re considering earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Leeds.

Your student success story begins with your college application. From deadlines and essay questions to transcripts and updated information on standardized tests, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Admissions is where you’ll find the answers to your application-related questions.

You can also connect with your CU Admissions Counselor, or contact the Leeds Recruitment Team at

Freshman Application

Transfer Application 

Freshman Applicants

You can apply for direct admission to Leeds School of Business by selecting business as your intended major when you apply to CU Boulder through the Common Application.  Business applicants are reviewed for admission under a holistic review process. While reviewing your academic performance, we will consider rigor of coursework, grade trends over time, GPA, and test scores (if present). Please note CU Boulder is test-optional, meaning an ACT/SAT score is not required. For more information on this policy, please visit the CU Admissions FAQs.


The average academic credentials for students admitted to the Fall 2021 freshmen class were:

  • Average High School GPA (Middle 50%) = 3.87 - 4.0
  • Average ACT (Middle 50%) = 30 - 33
  • Average SAT (Middle 50%) = 1330 - 1440

*ACT/SAT averages represent only students who submitted scores under the test-optional policy


Transfer Students

Students interested in transferring into Leeds School of Business from outside of CU are required to

  • Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete all three prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or higher
  • Required prerequisite courses include:
    • Microeconomics - (equivalent to CU's ECON 2010)
    • Macroeconomics - (equivalent to CU’s ECON 2020)
    • Statistics (equivalent to CU’s MATH 2510)

Current CU students interested in transferring to Leeds from another CU major should visit the Intra-University Transfer Page

Key Application Deadlines:

October 1

Spring deadline
All applicants

November 15

Summer & Fall deadline
Early action
Freshman applicants

January 15

Summer & Fall deadline
Regular decision
Freshman applicants

March 15

Summer deadline
Transfer applicants

March 15

Fall deadline
Early notification
Transfer applicants

June 1

Fall deadline
Regular decision
Transfer applicants