If you applied to the College of Engineering and Applied Science or the Leeds School of Business, but were admitted into the Program in Exploratory Studies, you may be wondering what this means. This page provides helpful information on what Exploratory Studies is, the Intra University Transfer (IUT) process and next steps for connecting with an academic advisor. 

First, we want you to know that you are not alone. Out of the overall entering class in recent years, approximately 20% of students applied to but were not admitted to engineering or business. Each college, school or program at CU Boulder determines their capacity for new students, and many more students apply to engineering and business than there is capacity available.

Students in Exploratory Studies have demonstrated significant academic achievement and potential. While not directly admissible to the degree program of application, Exploratory Studies students possess the skills necessary to succeed at CU Boulder. There are several pathways to disciplines related to business, technology, science or design, and our advisors are here to help students identify the pathway that best matches their goals and interests, whether that be related to their original program of application or the discovery of a different option.