University of Colorado Boulder Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to U of Colorado. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At U of Colorado, 22.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for U of Colorado?

U of Colorado requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of All
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

In addition to the above requirements, U of Colorado also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

U of Colorado does not report a specific number of credits required for transfer.

What are University of Colorado Boulder’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down U of Colorado transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline June 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline October 1
Summer Transfer Deadline March 15

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for University of Colorado Boulder transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to U of Colorado on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline October 1
Summer Transfer Deadline March 1

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is University of Colorado Boulder’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, U of Colorado received 3871 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 2799 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for U of Colorado is 72.31%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into U of Colorado...

Additionally, of the 2799 accepted transfer students, 1516 students enrolled - that means the yield was 54.16%.

U of Colorado accepts 73 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the University of Colorado Boulder transfer GPA requirements?

U of Colorado requires a minimum college GPA of 3.66 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

Will you enjoy transferring to U of Colorado?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to U of Colorado. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Boulder...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at U of Colorado is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to U of Colorado then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into U of Colorado

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
U of Colorado accepts 72.31% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into U of Colorado, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.66 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.81. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of U of Colorado students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 550 670 610
SAT Reading 520 640 580
2018 Total SAT Score 1070 1310 1190
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 24 - 24
ACT Reading 24 31 27
2018 Total ACT Score 48 31 39

University of Colorado Boulder’s average SAT score is 1190. To be a competitive applicant for University of Colorado Boulder your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to U of Colorado, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Transfering to Boise State University
Transfering to University of Utah