The first step you must complete is to submit an official transcript from your previous college or institution to the CU Denver Registrar, and receive notice that they have accepted your credits. This is typically done when you apply to the university.
Once this first step has been completed, you may move forward with the rest of the process with us here in the Math Department. The person to see is the staff support person at the front desk of the Mathematics Department located on the 4th floor of the Student Commons Building. The math staff support will provide a Transfer Credit Evaluation Form that they require you fill out.*
You must bring:
A syllabus or course outline, which includes any prerequisites, if applicable, for the course in question. If you do not have an original syllabus, you may provide a current syllabus offered by the transferring institution or instructor teaching that course at the transferring institution.
(Optional) Copies of work you completed for the course, i.e. homework assignments or tests. If you cannot provide a thorough syllabus, this option will assist in the evaluation process.
If the institution at which you took the course is not an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, you will need to provide information about that institution.
Decision process. Transfer credit requests are reviewed roughly once a week. You will be notified through your university email of the decision.
*Note: If you are unable to come in to the office, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org through your CU Denver university email address, and provide the following: your full name, student ID number, student major, phone number (optional, for contact purposes), the full name of the institution you wish to transfer the credits from (no initials please!), and the course number and title of each course undergoing evaluation (for example, MATH 1401: Calculus I). Math staff will not under any circumstances accept transfer credit information through non-CU Denver or personal email accounts.
Every upper division math course at Metro that is equivalent to a CU Denver math course can be applied toward your degree at CU Denver. There are, however, three residency requirements:
The first is a department requirement that at least 15 upper division math credits applied toward the degree must be from classes taken at CU Denver.
The other two are college requirements: a student must earn a minimum of 30 residence credit hours in CLAS, AND a minimum of 21 out of the last 30 credit hours applied toward the degree must be in residence in CLAS.
Students with further questions in this area should see a CLAS advisor.
If you are working on an undergraduate math degree and you have not used the courses toward any other degree, then there is no time limit for credit. If they are to be transferred, there must be equivalent courses at CU Denver. However, if some of the courses you took several years ago are prerequisites for current courses, then the instructors will assume you know the material currently taught in the prerequisite courses. If you have forgotten the material or if the course has changed, it might be advisable to retake it.3