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. Consider how an IUT might alter your student status and graduation timeline
  4. Understand the financial implications of an IUT, including how your IUT deadline affects your tuition charges for current and future terms
  5. 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.

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. You can find the IUT Drop Application Deadline for all current CU Boulder undergraduate students each term in the "IUT Application Deadlines" sidebar on this web page.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while you are working on your Intra-University Transfer (IUT) requirements or waiting to hear back on an IUT decision:

 

  • Continue to work hard in your classes. Even if your major requirements will change, your current classes may count towards your General Education/Core requirements or 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

The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Change/Add Application requirements and deadlines differ from the IUT Drop Application for the individual colleges/schools/programs. Please see the "IUT Application Deadlines" sidepanel on this webpage for more information.

 

The effective term of your Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application may affect your tuition charges and graduation. For more information, please refer to the Bursar's Office website regarding Intra-University Transfers and Tuition Changes.

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application Processing

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

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) Admission

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.

Though you will see your change immediately reflected in Buff Portal and Buff Portal Advising, please be aware that you will still need to meet with your assigned advisor in the program you are leaving for petitions such as late drops or retroactive withdrawals.

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

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.