ACCESS is for students not officially admitted to a degree program at CU-Boulder (nondegree students). A student who has been denied admission to a CU-Boulder undergraduate degree program cannot enroll through ACCESS during the term for which he/she has been denied. Students must maintain a CU GPA of 2.0 or above to remain eligible for ACCESS. Your eligibility to enroll as a nondegree student through the ACCESS program is verified each semester.

If you have a question about your eligibility to participate or your academic progress, please schedule an appointment with a Continuing Education academic advisor.

Future Admission to a Graduate Program

ACCESS classes are a great opportunity to learn about academic departments, meet faculty and fellow graduate students, and earn credit. You may be able to take prerequisite or graduate classes through ACCESS prior to admission to a graduate program. For more information, ask the departmental advisor or set up an appointment with a Continuing Education academic advisor.

Complete information on the Graduate School and graduate admissions is at You can find out more about the type of programs offered in the University of Colorado Boulder Catalog.

The graduate credits you earn as a nondegree student may be applicable toward your degree requirements if you are admitted as a graduate student. However, applicability of these hours is established by the schools and colleges. Limits and transfer credit criteria may vary by department.

It is essential that as a nondegree student you seek academic advising from the appropriate graduate department prior to enrolling through the ACCESS program.

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