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.
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.
- Explore the CU Boulder Program Catalog
- Visit the Career Services website
- View instructions for running a degree audit
- View tuition rates by school, college and program
- Meet with a financial aid counselor
- Book an appointment with your current advisor through Buff Portal Advising
- Book an appointment with your current advisor through the Leeds Advising Portal
School, College, and Program IUT Websites
- 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.
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
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.
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Each college, school, and program has their own process for changing your major. First, contact your advisor to discuss any possible impacts of changing your major.
Book an appointment with your current advisor through Buff Portal Advising
Book an appointment with your current advisor through the Leeds Advising Portal
View instructions for declaring or changing your major within your current college
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