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GPA Access Abroad

GPA Access Abroad

GPA Access Abroad is an initiative to increase academic access to education abroad opportunities for CU Boulder students. Students who do not meet the stated minimum GPA requirement for a program may still apply to some programs if they feel there are extenuating circumstances that should be taken into account. When reviewing an application, we consider the entire dossier of a student including the application essays, recommendations and academic history (transcripts from all institutions you have attended). We know that students can face difficulties at any point in their academic career that can affect their cumulative GPA. Ultimately we want to have confidence that each student is prepared to be academically successful in the overseas environment. We look for indicators such as an upward trend in grades and a recent history of passing a full load of classes.

The list of programs below may accept students whose GPA is below 2.5, but who are still in good academic standing in their School/College.
 

Eligibility (must be maintained until the program start date):

  • You must be enrolled as a student at CU Boulder.
  • Your GPA should fall between 2.0 and 2.5.
  • You must be in good academic standing in the School or College you are enrolled in (and not on academic probation or suspension). Definition of "good standing" varies by School and College). Check yours here:
  • Some programs may have special requirements such as language experience or course prerequisites, so please verify that you are eligible by checking the webpage for the program you are interested in.

To apply:

  1. Complete all items in your First Steps (Pre-Application) checklist. To access your checklist or create an account click here.
  2. After completing your First Steps (Pre-Application) checklist, confirm that you are in good academic standing in your School or College.
  3. Come to our office to meet with a Regional Education Abroad Advisor (not a Global Advisor). Check the advising schedule here.

Not sure if you qualify to apply? Come talk to us!

Important Note:

If you are accepted to a program, you may be accepted with a condition such as maintaining a specified GPA, or completing a full load of courses with passing grades. If you do not meet your condition we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance to the program.

Eligible Programs:

Global Seminars
Many Global Seminars may be eligible depending on your situation. Please talk to a Regional Advisor to determine if the Global Seminar you are interested is eligible.
 

Asia, Africa & Oceania

  • CIEE Botswana: Gaborone Community Public Health (summer)
  • CIEE China: Beijing Advanced Chinese Studies
  • CIEE China: Beijing Intensive Chinese Language
  • CIEE China: Beijing Intensive Chinese Language (summer)
  • CIEE China: Nanjing Intensive Chinese Language & Culture
  • CIEE China: Shanghai Accelerated Chinese Language
  • CIEE China: Shanghai Accelerated Chinese Language (summer)
  • CIEE China: Shanghai Business & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE China: Shanghai Business, Language, & Culture
  • CIEE China: Shanghai China in a Global Context
  • CIEE China: Shanghai Internship (summer)
  • CIEE Ghana: Legon Arts & Sciences
  • CIEE Ghana: Legon Ghanaian Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Senegal: Dakar Development Studies
  • CIEE Senegal: Dakar Language & Culture
  • CIEE Senegal: Dakar Senegalese Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Thailand: Khon Kaen Community Public Health
  • CIEE Thailand: Khon Kaen Community Public Health (summer)
  • CIEE Thailand: Khon Kaen Development & Globalization
  • ISA Australia: Brisbane Business, Engineering & Creative Industries (Queensland University of Technology) (flexible down to 2.25)
  • ISA New Zealand: Christchurch Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines (University of Canterbury) (flexible down to 2.35)
  • ISA New Zealand: Wellington Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines (Victoria University) (flexible down to 2.35)

Europe & the Middle East (except Spain)

  • Arcadia Italy: Umbra Institute in Perugia (down to 2.3)
  • Arcadia Italy: Umbra Institute Perugia (summer) (down to 2.3)
  • CAPA England: London
  • CAPA England: London (summer)
  • CAPA Italy: Florence
  • CAPA Italy: Florence (summer)
  • CIEE Czech Republic/France: Prague to Paris Psychoanalysis and Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Czech Republic/Spain: Prague to Seville Communications and New Media (summer)
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Central European Studies
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Central European Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Communications, New Media & Journalism
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Communications, New Media & Journalism (summer)
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Film Studies
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Global Architecture and Design
  • CIEE Czech Republic: Prague Psychology (summer)
  • CIEE England: London Open Campus (Global Institute) (summer)
  • CIEE France: Paris Contemporary Music Creation & Critique (summer)
  • CIEE France: Paris Open Campus (Global Institute) (summer)
  • CIEE France: Rennes Intensive French Language (summer)
  • CIEE France: Rennes Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Germany/France: Berlin to Paris History and Memory (summer)
  • CIEE Germany: Berlin Global Architecture & Design
  • CIEE Germany: Berlin Global Sustainability and Environment
  • CIEE Germany: Berlin Open Campus (Global Institute) (summer)
  • CIEE Ireland: Dublin Irish Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Italy: Ferrara Language & Culture
  • CIEE Italy: Ferrara Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Italy: Ferrara Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Italy: Rome Open Campus (Global Institute) (summer)
  • CIEE Jordan: Amman Arabic Language (summer)
  • CIEE Jordan: Amman Language & Culture
  • CIEE Jordan: Amman Middle Eastern Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Morocco: Rabat Arabic Language (summer)
  • CIEE Morocco: Rabat Language & Culture
  • CIEE Morocco: Rabat Moroccan Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Multi-Site: Open Campus (Global Institute) (Berlin, Germany; London, England; Rome, Italy & Paris, France)
  • CIEE Netherlands/England: Amsterdam to London Comparative Public Health Systems (summer)
  • CIEE Netherlands: Amsterdam Contemporary Netherlands Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Portugal: Lisbon Language & Culture
  • CIEE Portugal: Lisbon Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg Russian Area Studies
  • CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg Russian Language
  • CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg Russian Language (summer)
  • EAE University of Regensburg - Undergraduate (Regensburg, Germany) (course enrollment restrictions may apply)
  • EAE University of Regensburg - Undergraduate (Regensburg, Germany) (summer) (course enrollment restrictions may apply)
  • EAE Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) (course enrollment restrictions may apply)
  • ISA Czech Republic: Prague History & Culture (summer)
  • ISA Czech Republic: Prague History, Culture & Politics
  • IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France (summer)
  • Syracuse Program in Florence, Italy
  • Syracuse Program in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Syracuse Program in London, England
  • Syracuse Program in Strasbourg, France
  • University of Sussex in Brighton, England (summer)

Latin America & Spain

  • CIEE Argentina: Buenos Aires Business & Culture
  • CIEE Argentina: Buenos Aires Business & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Argentina: Buenos Aires Community Public Health (summer)
  • CIEE Argentina: Buenos Aires Language & Culture
  • CIEE Argentina: Buenos Aires Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Argentina: Buenos Aires Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Brazil: Salvador da Bahia Intensive Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Brazil: Sao Paulo Business & Culture
  • CIEE Brazil: Sao Paulo Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Chile: Santiago Business & Culture
  • CIEE Chile: Santiago Business & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Chile: Santiago Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Chile: Valparaiso Language in Context
  • CIEE Costa Rica: Monteverde Sustainability & the Environment
  • CIEE Costa Rica: Monteverde Sustainability & the Environment (summer)
  • CIEE Costa Rica: Monteverde Tropical Ecology & Conservation
  • CIEE Costa Rica: Monteverde Tropical Ecology & Conservation (summer)
  • CIEE Cuba: Havana Cuban Studies (summer)
  • CIEE Dominican Republic: Santiago Community Public Health (summer)
  • CIEE Dominican Republic: Santiago Language & Culture
  • CIEE Dominican Republic: Santiago Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Dominican Republic: Santiago Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Dominican Republic: Santiago Service Learning
  • CIEE Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Mexico: Guanajuato Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Mexico: Guanajuato Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Peru: Lima Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Spain: Alicante Intensive Spanish Language (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Alicante Language & Culture
  • CIEE Spain: Alicante Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Alicante Language in Context
  • CIEE Spain: Alicante Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Spain: Barcelona Advanced Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Spain: Barcelona Business & Culture
  • CIEE Spain: Barcelona Business & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Barcelona Business Internship (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Barcelona Global Architecture & Design
  • CIEE Spain: Barcelona Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Palma de Mallorca Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Palma de Mallorca Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Business & Society
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Communications, New Media & Journalism
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Communications, New Media, & Journalism (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Internship (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Language & Culture (summer)
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Language & Society
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Liberal Arts
  • CIEE Spain: Seville Teaching Development
  • ISA Argentina: Buenos Aires Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
  • ISA Argentina: Buenos Aires Intensive Spanish Language
  • ISA Argentina: Buenos Aires Intensive Spanish Language (summer)
  • ISA Argentina: Buenos Aires Latin American Studies
  • ISA Brazil: Florianopolis Culture, Portuguese Language and Economics (summer)
  • ISA Brazil: Florianopolis Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals
  • ISA Brazil: Florianopolis Intensive Portuguese Language (summer)
  • ISA Chile: Valparaiso Business and Culture in English & Courses with Locals
  • ISA Chile: Valparaiso Business and Culture in English & Spanish Language
  • ISA Chile: Valparaiso Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
  • ISA Chile: Valparaiso Spanish Language & Latin American Studies
  • ISA Chile: Valparaiso Spanish Language & Latin American Studies (summer)
  • ISA Costa Rica: San Jose Arts & Design Courses with Locals
  • ISA Costa Rica: San Jose Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
  • ISA Costa Rica: San Jose Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish (summer)
  • ISA Costa Rica: San Jose Spanish Language & Latin American Culture (summer)
  • ISA Costa Rica: San Jose Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Studies
  • ISA Costa Rica: San Jose Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Studies (summer)
  • ISA Spain: Barcelona Hispanic Studies
  • ISA Spain: Granada Hispanic Studies
  • ISA Spain: Granada Intensive Spanish Language
  • ISA Spain: Granada Intensive Spanish Language (summer)
  • ISA Spain: Granada Spanish Language & Culture (summer)
  • ISA Spain: Granada Spanish Language, Culture, & Electives
  • ISA Spain: Salamanca Business, Cultural Studies, & Spanish
  • ISA Spain: Salamanca Spanish Language & Culture
  • ISA Spain: Salamanca Spanish Language & Culture (summer)
  • Syracuse Program in Madrid, Spain