Transfer credit guidelines
- At the Denver Campus, we consider comparable course work for transfer if a C- (1.7) or better grade was earned.
- Except for AA and AS degrees at Colorado community colleges, degree programs are not transferrable. Courses are considered for transfer on an individual or “course-by-course” basis regardless of whether a degree was earned.
- General education courses and other courses comparable in subject and content to those offered at CU Denver are usually accepted.
- Courses identified as State of Colorado GT Pathways courses are always accepted provided C- or better grades were earned.
- Only undergraduate courses are considered for transfer toward undergraduate degrees. Graduate courses are considered for transfer toward graduate degrees by departmental petition only.
- Special topics or independent study courses require department review for transfer consideration.
- Remedial/developmental, religious doctrinal, and vocational courses are not accepted.
- There is no time limit for acceptance of general credit, but certain majors have time limits on how credit can apply to requirements.
- Transfer credit decisions can be appealed. If you feel you completed courses comparable to those offered at CU Denver which were not accepted in transfer, consult your academic advisor.
Transfer Credit Limits
A maximum of 60 credits may be accepted from community or junior colleges and a maximum of 90 credits may be accepted from four-year institutions or a combination of two and four-year institutions (with no more than 60 from a community or junior college).
Credit for exams
Credit may be considered for Advanced Placement(AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations. Original, official score reports are required for credit evaluation, even if credit was awarded already by another college or university.
Credit for military experience
Military service experience and DANTES/DSST examination results can also be evaluated for portential academic credit. Submit the SMART transcript and/or official DANTES/DSST examination results to the Office of Admissions at the Address below.
Health programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus have differing transfer credit policies and specific time limits for fulfillment of pre-requisite requirements. This transfer credit information applies only to degree programs offered entirely at the Denver Campus.
For questions about how your credit applies, please contact an academic advisor:
After reviewing your official Student Transfer Credit report your next step is to contact an academic advisor for assistance with how this credit applies to your degree requirements. An advisor's approval is required before you may register here for the first time.
For general inquiries regarding transfer credits, please the contact the
Office of Admissions:
University of Colorado Denver
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 167
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
303-315-2601 or UCDEVAL@ucdenver.edu