With outstanding colleges, schools, and programs at their fingertips, CU Boulder students may find that they want to declare their major or pursue an additional degree within a college, school, or program different from the one they are currently in. The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process enables current CU Boulder students to apply for admission to any of the seven degree-granting colleges/schools/programs or the Program in Exploratory Studies.* Below is a guide to help you before, during, and after your IUT process.

Do some research on your intended major. Consider why you want to apply for this major and how it will help you achieve your future goals. It may be helpful to schedule an appointment with your current advisor or Career Services to help you decide which major is the right fit for you. You should also run a degree audit for your intended program.
 

If you are a student athlete, international student, or participate in a scholarship program, you should meet with your program advisor/coordinator to discuss how an IUT may impact your eligibility requirements. 

Consider cost. When you move from one college, school or program to another, you may see a change on your tuition bill. Financial aid may be adjusted to reflect changes in tuition and fees.

IUT requirements typically include specific credit, grade and GPA requirements. Keep in mind that fulfilling your IUT requirements can take multiple semesters. Please visit the websites below to learn more about the IUT requirements, application processes/deadlines, and advising resources for each school/college/program. 

 

School, College, and Program IUT Websites

Here are a few things to keep in mind while you are working on your IUT requirements or waiting to hear back on an IUT decision:
  • Continue to work hard in your classes. Even if you think your major requirements are going to change, the classes you are in right now may count towards your General Education/Core requirements or they may count as electives. Either way, they are still part of your GPA, so keep doing your best!
  • Get connected on campus. CU offers many involvement opportunities. Getting connected can be a great way to make friends and boost your resume.
  • Stay healthy. With busy schedules, it can be easy to let our health and wellness fall to the side. However, when we care for ourselves, we can perform better.

Visit the Campus Resources Page

Deadlines for each semester can be found on the college, school, or program’s individual IUT web page.

Go to the IUT Application

When you submit your application, you will be taken to a landing page confirming your application submission. Additionally, you should receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes of your application submission to your colorado.edu email address. If you do not see the confirmation page and/or receive a confirmation email, there may have been an error when you submitted your application. If you have questions or concerns about your application submission, email IUT@colorado.edu

Please note: Application processing times vary greatly based on a variety of factors. If you received an email confirming receipt of your application and you are concerned about the amount of time it has taken to process your application, please do not resubmit your IUT application unless directed. Duplicate applications can cause confusion and slow down processing. 

School, College, and Program IUT Websites

Depending on the college, school, or program you apply to, you may receive multiple correspondence in regards to your IUT admission and next steps. Please continue to check your email regularly.
 

If you were admitted: Congratulations! The college/school/program you have been accepted to will inform you of next steps and help you plan future semesters.

Please be aware that if you apply for a Fall IUT during the Spring semester, you will not see the change reflected in Buff Portal or Buff Portal Advising until the end of the Spring term. You will be able to see the change reflected in your degree audit and you will be able to register for major restricted courses.

If you were not admitted: There are lots of options at CU! Reach out to your current advisor to discuss next steps or a parallel degree plan.
 

Book an appointment with your current advisor through Buff Portal Advising
Book an appointment with your current advisor through the Leeds Advising Portal
View the CU Boulder Program Catalog

If you are having trouble logging into your application, try clearing your cache and cookies. If you don’t want to clear your cache and cookies, try accessing your application from a different browser.

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Try logging into BuffPortal and then try clicking the link again. If that does not work, try following the instructions under the "What should I do if I am having trouble logging into my application?" FAQ. If neither of those options work, email IUT@colorado.edu

Add means you would like to pursue an additional degree in a college, school, or program different than you are currently in. If you are approved for an "add" you will continue to pursue your current degree in addition to the one you applied for in your IUT application.

 

The Drop option is only available to students currently pursuing more than one degree in more than one college, school, or program. Students can use the drop function to discontinue pursuing one of their degrees. They will no longer be enrolled in the college, school, or program they chose to drop, but will remain in their other college, school, or program.

 

Change means you would like to move from one college, school, or program to pursue a different degree program in a different college, school, or program. If you are approved for a change, you will no longer be enrolled in your current college, school, or program and will instead be in the college, school, or program you applied to IUT into.

 

This information can also be found by clicking "Help" in the IUT application

You can find your in-progress and earned credit hours in your degree audit. Open the overall credit and GPA requirements, and it will show both earned and in-progress credit hours.

 

View instructions for running a degree audit

When you move from one college, school or program to another, you may see a change on your tuition bill. Financial aid may be adjusted to reflect changes in tuition and fees.
 

View tuition rates by school, college and program
Meet with a financial aid counselor

Your next steps depend on where your application is in the review process. Contact the college/school/program you are applying to and IUT@colorado.edu for further information.

Your next steps depend on where your application is in the review process. Contact the college/school/program you are applying to and IUT@colorado.edu for further information.

Minors are automatically kept in your degree plan during the IUT process unless you are no longer eligible to pursue that minor after you IUT. If you are unsure whether your minor has specific eligibility requirements, check the minor's website or the CU Boulder catalog. If you would like to add or drop a minor, please meet with your current advisor.

 

View the CU Boulder Program Catalog
Book an appointment with your current advisor through Buff Portal Advising
Book an appointment with your current advisor through the Leeds Advising Portal

Please be aware that if you select change, all majors in your college will be dropped. In order to keep one of your majors in your current college and then switch the other, you will need to drop the major you do not want through your college, school or program's major drop process and then add your new major in the college you would like to IUT to. Please see the "Will I still be able to pursue my minor?" FAQ for more information about minors.

 When you submit your application, you will be taken to a landing page confirming your application submission. Additionally, you should receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes of your application submission to your colorado.edu email address. If you do not see the confirmation page and/or do not receive a confirmation email, there may have been an error when you submitted your application. If you have questions or concerns about your application submission, email IUT@colorado.edu

 If you would like to pursue a double major in your IUT destination college, school, or program, choose one of your intended majors to IUT into. If you are admitted to your destination college, school, or program, you can then work with your assigned advisor to declare an additional major.