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. The information included on the IUT webpage will assist you before, during, and after your IUT process. If you have any questions, please contact IUT@colorado.edu.

  • 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 colleges/schools/programs

Visit the Office of the Registrar website to change, add, or drop a major/minor/certificate within the SAME college/school/program.

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) First Steps:

  1. Learn about your IUT college/school/program
  2. Meet with your current academic advisor
  3. Learn more about your intended IUT college/school/program
    • Click on the "Meet with a Different Advisor" tile in Buff Portal Advising
    • Research IUT Requirements
  4. Consider how an IUT might alter your student status and graduation timeline
  5. Understand the financial implications of an IUT
  6. Explore your future interests and goals

IUT Change/Add Application Requirements

The Intra-University Transfers (IUT) process to change or add a major typically include credit, course, and GPA requirements that might take multiple semesters to complete. Please visit the IUT webpage of your intended college/school/program to learn more. Find the IUT Application and IUT Application Deadlines on the sidebars on this webpage.

School/College/Program IUT Webpages

IUT Drop Application Requirements

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Drop Applications only require you to enrollment in a double degree program in two DIFFERENT colleges/schools/programs. Keep in mind that the date you decide to drop your degree may impact your tuition charges and graduation timeline. Seniors applying for an IUT Drop after the deadline for their graduation term, should work with their academic advisor AND submit an IUT Drop Application for any program they will not complete before graduation. Find the IUT Drop Application and deadlines in the sidebar on this webpage.

IUT Application

Complete the IUT Application by the deadline corresponding to your desired term of enrollment by logging into the IUT Application with your CU Boulder credentials. The IUT Application cannot be saved or accessed after submission. If you have trouble accessing the IUT Application please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the bottom of this webpage.

IUT Deadlines

The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Change/Add Application deadlines differ from the IUT Drop Application. It is STRONGLY recommended that you 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. If you are interested in fall registration, you should apply for "On Track" or "Admitted" status by the March 1 deadline to register for restricted courses (when available) during your regular enrollment appointment. Please see the "IUT Dates & Deadlines" side panel on this webpage for more information.

IUT Admissions Timeline

When you submit your IUT Application, a confirmation landing webpage will open. You should receive a confirmation email to your @colorado.edu email. If you do not see the confirmation page and/or do not receive a confirmation email, there may have been an error with your submission. If you have questions or concerns about your IUT Application submission or processing time, please email IUT@colorado.edu.Please note: IUT Application processing times vary. Please do not resubmit your IUT Application unless directed.

Depending on your intended college/school/program, you may receive additional correspondence in regard to your IUT admission and next steps. Please continue to check your @colorado email regularly.

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 a space-available basis).
  • ON TRACK: If you apply by October 1st, March 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" application status is granted on a space-available basis, and 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.

IUT Final Application Decision 

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

  • If you were admitted: Congratulations. Your new college/school/program will inform you of next steps and help you plan future semesters.
    • Please continue to meet with your current assigned academic advisor for petitions, even though your major change is reflected in Buff Portal and Buff Portal Advising.
  • If you were denied: There are lots of options at the University of Colorado Boulder. Reach out to your current academic advisor to discuss next steps or a parallel degree plan.

    IUT Application

    Please try the following possible solutions:

    • Find the IUT Application on the general IUT webpage, located on a gray sidebar
    • Access the IUT Application between the hours of 8am-5pm MT.
      • It is possible that you tried to access the application while the system was undergoing maintenance.
    • Open a different web browser to access your IUT Application
    • Clear your cache and cookies in your browser settings.
    • Log into the CU Boulder Virtual Private Network (VPN), if you are off campus

    If you are still unable to access the application at this point, please email IUT@colorado.edu to explore other options.

    To complete the IUT Application, log into BuffPortal and then try clicking the link again. If that does not work, follow the instructions under the "What should I do if I am having trouble logging into the IUT Application?". If neither of those options work, email IUT@colorado.edu.

    The IUT Application closes for a short period each spring and fall term, depending on the college/school/program.
    • IUT Application Spring Term Closure: 2nd Day of the Spring Term/Spring Census - February 15th
    • IUT Application Fall Term Closure: 2nd Day of the Fall Term/Fall Census - September 15th

    for a few from the day after the first day of classes/census to September 15th/ (Spring) February 15th (Summer/Fall), depending on the college/school/program and the term of IUT Application.

    You can find your in-progress and earned credit hours if you run a Degree Audit in Buff Portal Advising.

    When you click the “Submit” button, a confirmation landing page will open, 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, please email IUT@colorado.edu.

    IUT Dates & Deadlines

    Applying by the Registration Access Deadline will allow your IUT Application for "On Track" and/or "Admitted" status consideration. If granted either status, you would then have access to register for restricted classes during your assigned enrollment date and time. You are STRONGLY advised to apply by the Registration Access Deadline for full consideration and greater course availability. However, you may continue to apply until the final deadline for your intended college/school/program. Please find the Registration Access and Final Deadlines for each term in the sidebar of this webpage.

    Please refer to the Registration Access and Final Deadlines for each term in the sidebar of this webpage. However, you are strongly advised to apply the Registration Access Deadline for full consideration and greater course availability. Please see the “IUT Application Deadlines” in the sidebar for IUT dates and deadlines.

    IUT Applications received after the Registration Access Deadline are considered on a space-available basis until the Final Application Deadline. IUT Applications received after the Final Application Deadline are processed for the following term. Please see the “IUT Dates & Deadlines” in the sidebar on this webpage.

    If you have completed your IUT requirements or you are “On Track” to complete your IUT requirements by the end of the Spring semester, then you should apply by the March 1st deadline for summer admission. If you are "On Track" and/or "Admitted", starting in your intended college/school/program in the summer will give you increased access to restricted fall courses.  Additionally, being admitted for the summer term does not require you to take summer classes.

    IUT Application Status

    Please see the section above titled, “Understand the IUT Admissions Process” for IUT Application Status definitions. You should also refer to the IUT webpage of the college/school/program where you intend to apply for specific information regarding IUT Requirements.

    Please see the section above titled, “Understand the IUT Admissions Process” for IUT Application Status definitions for a general understanding. You should also refer to the IUT web page and denial email of the college/school/program where you applied for additional information. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with your current academic advisor to adjust your course schedule for the following semester.

    Colleges/schools/programs that do NOT offer "On Track" status will consider IUT Applications submitted at the Registration Access Deadlines for "Admitted" or "Deferred" status. After the Registration Access Deadline, colleges/schools/programs accept IUT Applications until the Final Application Deadline, on a space-available basis.

    Major Changes (Within the SAME College/School/Program)

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

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

    IUT Considerations

    When you change, add, or drop a college/school/program your tuition bill and financial aid may change if the rates for your new college/school/program are different from your current college/school/program. It is recommended that you view the Bursar's Office tuition rates by school, college and program and that you consult the Office of Financial Aid and/or scholarship donor (if applicable).

    Minors and certificates are automatically kept in your degree plan during the IUT process. The only exception is if your minor is incompatible 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 an IUT "Change", all majors in your college will be dropped. In order to keep one of your majors in your current college/school/program and then switch the other, you will need to drop the major you do not want through your college/school/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 "Can I continue to pursue my minor or certificate?" FAQ for more information about minors.

     IUT Eligibility

    Incoming first-year and transfer students should complete a major change request form in their CU Boulder Admissions application, BEFORE their first day of classes at CU Boulder.

    Incoming first-year and transfer students do NOT need an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application until AFTER their first day of classes.

    The Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Application on this website is only available for current CU Boulder undergraduate students. CU Boulder graduate students should contact the Graduate School for more information and next steps.

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    Please see the section above titled, “Understand the IUT Admissions Process” for IUT Application Status definitions. Please also refer to the IUT webpage of the college/school/program where you intend to apply for specific “On Track” requirements.

    If you are not eligible for "On Track" status, but you will meet the IUT requirements by the end of the term, you can still apply by the Registration Access Deadline.

    If you will not meet the IUT Requirements by the end of the term, please wait to apply until you have met the “On Track” and/or IUT Requirements for your intended college/school/program.

    Miscellaneous

    Please continue to meet with your current assigned academic advisor for petitions, even though your major change is reflected in Buff Portal and Buff Portal Advising.

    1. Make an appointment with your current academic advisor or Ralphie's Advising Help Lab
    2. Schedule an IUT Appointment or Attend an IUT Workshop