An Intra-University Transfer (IUT) allows current undergraduate students to change, add, or drop a degree program involving two different colleges/schools/programs within CU Boulder.

  • IUT Change: Switch your current major for a major in a new college/school/program
  • IUT Add: Keep your current major and add a second major in a new college/school/program
  • IUT Drop: Keep one and drop one of your current majors in two different college/school/programs

Below is a guide to help you before, during, and after your IUT process. If you have any questions, please contact IUT@colorado.edu.

INCOMING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: Request a major change through your Admissions Application

INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS: Request a major change through your Admissions Application

Students requesting to change, add, or drop a major, minor, or certificate within their current college/school/program, should meet with their academic advisor. For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar website.

If you are considering an Intra-University Transfer (IUT), please complete the following steps:

  1. Learn about your IUT college/school/program to understand the course and GPA expectations 
  2. Meet with your current Academic Advisor to discuss how an IUT relates to your personal and academic goals
  3. Schedule an IUT Appointment or Attend an IUT Workshop to discuss specific IUT requirements for your intended college/school/program
  4. Consider how an IUT might alter your student status and graduation timeline
  5. Understand the financial implications of an IUT, including how your IUT deadline affects your tuition charges for current and future terms
  6. Explore your future and professional goals and how they relate to your IUT college/school/program

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Change/Add Application Requirements

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Applications to change or add a major typically include credit, course, 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 specific IUT requirements, processes, and deadlines. The IUT Change/Add Application and the IUT Change/Add Application Deadlines can be found in the sidebar on this web page.

School, College, and Program IUT Websites

Intra-University Transfers (IUT) Drop Application Requirements

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Applications to drop a major only require that students are enrolled in a double degree program in two DIFFERENT colleges/schools/programs. Keep in mind that the date you decide to complete your IUT Drop Application may impact your tuition charges and graduation. Seniors applying for an IUT Drop after the deadline for their graduation term should work with their Academic Advisor AND complete an IUT Drop Application for any degree/licensure they will not complete before graduation. The IUT Drop Application and the IUT Drop Application Deadlines can be found in the sidebar on this web page.

The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Change/Add Application requirements and deadlines differ from the IUT Drop Application for the individual colleges/schools/programs.

It is STRONGLY recommended that all students apply by the "IUT Registration Access Deadlines" for the opportunity to enroll in restricted courses (when available) and for full consideration of their IUT Application. Please see the "IUT Application Deadlines" sidepanel on this webpage for more information. 

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Admissions Timeline

When you submit your IUT Application, you will be directed to a confirmation landing page and you should receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes 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 IUT Application. If you have questions or concerns about your application submission, please 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.

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 @colorado email regularly.

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application Status Definitions

  • ACCEPTED: If you already meet all IUT course/grade/GPA requirements, your application will be approved and you will be admitted to the college/school/program.
  • ON TRACK: If you apply by October 1st, February 1st, or June 1st, are completing the balance of your required IUT coursework this term, and you meet all other IUT course/grade/GPA requirements - you will be eligible to register for restricted courses (when available).  Please note that the "On Track" process may not be applicable to all colleges/schools/programs.
    • If you meet all IUT requirements at the end of the semester, your IUT application will be approved and you will be admitted to the college/school/program.  
    • If you do NOT meet all IUT requirements at the end of the semester, your IUT application will be denied and you will be removed from major/college/school/program restricted courses.
  • DEFERRED: If you do not meet the "On Track" criteria and/or do not apply by the Registration Access Deadline, you will not be eligible for the on-time course registration for major/college/school/program restricted courses. Your IUT application will be reviewed at the end of the semester for a final IUT decision.
  • DENIED: If you do not meet the "On Track" criteria and will not be able to meet the IUT requirements at the end of the semester, your application will be denied

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Final Application Decision 

Students can receive admissions decisons any time after they submit an IUT Application. If you were granted "On Track" or "Deferred" status at the time you submitted your IUT Application, make sure to check back after grades are submitted for the term to recieve your final IUT Application decision of "Accepted" or "Denied." 

To access the IUT Application, try clearing your cache and cookies in your browser settings or try accessing your application from a different browser.

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To complete the IUT Application, 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?". If neither of those options work, email IUT@colorado.edu

The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application is only for students wishing to change, add, or drop a major in two DIFFERENT college/school/programs. Students requesting to change, add, or drop a major, minor, or certificate within their current college/school/program, should meet with their academic advisor. For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar website.

You can find your in-progress and earned credit hours if you run a Degree Audit in Buff Portal Advising. Open the Overall Credit and GPA requirements which displays both earned and in-progress credit hours.

When you change, add, or drop a college/school/program your tuition bill and financial aid will be impacted if the rates for your new college/school/program are different from your current college/school/program. It is recommended that you view tuition rates by school, college and program available on the Bursar's Office website and that you consult with a financial aid counselor in the Office of Financial Aid.

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 and certificates are automatically kept in your degree plan during the IUT process. The only exception is if your minor is incompatable with your major in your new college/school/program. If you are unsure whether your minor has specific eligibility requirements, check with an Academic Advisor for the minor or refer to the CU Boulder catalog. If you would like to add or drop a minor, please meet with your current Academic Advisor.

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 where you would like to apply for an Intra-University Transfer (IUT). Please see the "Will I still be able to pursue my minor?" FAQ for more information about minors.

 When you submit your IUT Application, you will be taken to a confirmation landing page and you should receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes 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 IUT Application. If you have questions or concerns about your application submission, please email IUT@colorado.edu.

The IUT Application can only be used to change, add, or drop one major at time. To pursue a double major in your IUT destination college/school/program, choose one of your intended majors for the IUT Application. If you are admitted to your destination college/school/program, you can then work with your assigned Academic Advisor to declare an additional major.

You are still considered a student of your previous program until the term ends. Even though your major and Academic Advisor change to your new program after your Intra-University Transfer (IUT) is processed, you will need to keep working with your previous Academic Advisor for requests pertaining to the current term.

Incoming first-year and transfer students should complete a major change request form in their Admissions Application if they have not started taking classes at CU Boulder.

 

Incoming first-year and transfer students should not complete an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application until after their first day of classes.

CU Boulder graduate students should contact the Graduate School and the department to which they wish to transfer for more information and next steps.

 

The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application on this website is only available for current CU Boulder undergraduate students.