Learn about how we review transfer applications, how we process credit for college coursework and which prerequisites you need to have completed or in progress at the time you apply.

CU Boulder does not have a minimum transfer credit hour requirement. Because of this, transfer applicants will be reviewed for admission under one of two conditions:

  • If you have 24 or more post-high-school credit hours, the admission committee will focuson your college academic record. Your high school transcript is NOT required in the admissions application process.
  • If you have fewer than 24 post-high-school credit hours, your college academic record and your high school record or scores from a high school equivalency exam will be evaluated for admission. Your high school transcript is required in the admissions application process.

If you have not enrolled in college level courses in the fall/spring after high school graduation (or passing your equivalency exam), you are considered a first-year applicant.