Academic Standing Policy as of the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Starting in academic year 2022-2023, campus-wide academic policy is in effect for all undergraduate degree-seeking students at the University of Colorado Boulder.  The official university Academic Standing policy is described in the CU Boulder Undergraduate Catalog and the Registrar's Office maintains an academic standing web site with additional information.  Students with a CU cumulative GPA of at least 2.000 are in good academic standing.

Engineering students who believe their academic standing status is in error should contact the Office of the Registrar (registrar@colorado.edu) to request a review of their academic standing status.  Other academic standing inquiries can be directed to engineeringdeansoffice@colorado.edu.

Engineering students needing assistance considering their options should consult with their academic advisor.

Resources for Students:

Worksheets and guides for students to use with their academic advisors include:

  • Students should use as many resources as possible to improve their academic performance.  Please see our academic support website for many resources!
  • Goal Setting Worksheet (this worksheet in inputtable PDF format helps you set/define your SMART goals for academic improvement)
  • Visual flowchart (coming soon!) of the academic standing statuses

Continuing with a Non-Engineering Degree at CU Boulder (in a different college/school/program on campus)

If a student, while on an academic standing status, is considering transferring to another CU Boulder college or school, he/she should follow the destination college’s Intra-University Transfer (IUT) policy and procedures (which vary from college/school).  

If the student elects to leave Engineering, the College considers that the student has permanently changed his/her choice of academic major to one offered by the other school or college. Therefore, the student is not permitted to enroll in any courses taught by this College that apply only toward engineering degree requirements.  If, at a later date, the student attempts to transfer back to Engineering, the current Engineering College’s policy governing Intra-University Transfer (IUT) admission will apply.