Admissions Requirements for the College
Prospective first-year freshmen should refer to the
of Admissions web site for more information.
To assist you in estimating your
for admission, the following
admissions criteria information is provided.
College Entrance Tests
CU-Boulder requires either the SAT or the ACT
for admission consideration. Your highest scores are used in the
admission decision. If you take the same test more than once, we
combine your scores on each subsection to give you the highest overall
Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS)
If you graduated from high school in 1988 or later, we expect you to have
completed courses that meet certain Minimum Academic Preparation Standards
(MAPS) before you enroll at CU-Boulder.
Guaranteed Admission for Colorado Freshmen
The University of Colorado at Boulder guarantees admission to first-time Colorado
resident freshmen who meet specific criteria.
Coursework of Exams
Achieving certain scores on AP and/or IB exams may earn you college
credit. To get an idea of what exam scores equate to college credit for
specific courses at CU-Boulder,
you can view the charts on the following pages.