Completion of courses in related fields of social science, natural science, fine arts, or humanities are also considered in admission review. All coursework except the last term, if in progress, must be completed and must be listed on the official transcript sent for admission consideration.
Students are encouraged to transfer as early as possible in their undergraduate career due to a large amount of design-related coursework required by the environmental design curriculum and because of the sequential nature of course offerings semester to semester. Students may declare their specialization in architecture, landscape architecture, planning or design studies at the beginning of their sequence. However, all students share the same core, and enrollment to some upper-division opportunities can be competitive.
While transfer students are admitted for the fall and spring terms each year, it is important to note that the core curriculum is a fall-semester start with only limited opportunities to begin study out of sequence. All transfer students are required to take a minimum of 30 semester hours in the Program in Environmental Design.
A maximum of 60 semester hours taken at a two-year college may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree. In general, credits in vocational-technical courses are not accepted for transfer. Transfer agreements between the University of Colorado and all Colorado community colleges outline approximately one year of prescribed general education courses that may be completed as preparation for transfer into the Program in Environmental Design.
As noted above, students should plan to transfer to the University of Colorado as soon as possible to start the sequential curriculum. See Undergraduate Admission under General Information in this catalog for admission standards for transfer.
Transfer students from other universities offering pre-professional or accredited professional degree programs in one of the program's majors who enter CU-Boulder may be admitted to the degree program with advanced standing. A portfolio review will be required for this decision.
In order for transfer credit to meet core degree requirements, a grade of B or better is required in the transferring class. You can see how your credits transferred into ENVD by conducting an Environmental Design Degree Audit in your myCUinfo. If you believe credits are missing, be sure you requested transcript(s) from your previous institutions(s) and verify they have been sent. It takes a few days for CU Admissions to load transcripts into the system.