CU Denver students taking courses elsewhere
If you're admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science and wish to take courses outside CU Denver to meet graduation requirements, you must obtain prior departmental approval via an approved petition. If approved, the credit hours earned are included in your program via requests for formal transfer advising.
- Formal transfer advising can be done only after the CU Denver Office of Admissions has issued an Applicant Transfer Credit Evaluation and you have been admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
- If you wish to receive transfer advising for credits related to the computer science curriculum, call the CSE office to make an appointment with an advisor.
- If you are a pre-engineering student intending to transfer and major in CS, you must meet with an advisor in the Student Academic Success Office. All your non-CS transfer credits for science, general education, and Math will evaluated in that office.
Any deviations from the published curriculum must be approved before taking the alternate course or taking courses concurrently that are normally taken in sequence. Approval is obtained via an approved CS department petition. Petitions requesting a curricular deviation must be submitted to the CSE department office. Please note that it takes about two weeks to process any petition, especially at the beginning of the semester.
If you wish to drop a class after the official deadline, you must file a petition with an attached and signed drop/add form. However, no student may drop a class within two-weeks prior to the end of the semester.
Required cumulative GPA
To remain in good standing with the College of Engineering and Applied Science you must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all courses.
Required study-program GPA
To graduate with a degree from the College of Engineering and Applied Science you must have at least a 2.0 GPA for all courses that are counted as part of the study program.
Required departmental GPA
To graduate with a degree from the CSE department you must have at least a 2.0 GPA for all CS courses attempted.
Students planning to continue to Master of Science in Computer Science at CU Denver
Undergraduate students that perform above average (3.5 GPA) and have completed all required junior-level courses may take up to two 5000-level MS Computer Science courses with instructor permission. These courses will count as electives for the BS degree and will also be applied toward the MS degree. Students must have a faculty sponsor to do this.
University and college requirements
These rules of the undergraduate program of the CSE department are complementary to the policies, regulations and requirements of the University of Colorado Denver and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The relevant information about these rules and policies is published annually in the University of Colorado Denver catalog.