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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver
Bachelor's Degree Admissions Information
 

Admissions

Bachelor's


Engineering applicants will receive priority consideration if they have fulfilled all HEAR and MAPS requirements if applicable, graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class and achieved a composite score of at least 26 on the ACT (16 or higher in English and 28 or higher in mathematics) or a combined score of at least 1100 on the SAT (excluding essay with 410 or higher in critical reading and 600 or higher in mathematics).  For engineering admission, applicants must have an admission index score of 103. Applicants not meeting requirements for direct admission to engineering programs will be automatically considered for admission as pre-engineering majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.​

If students are admitted as pre-engineering, they must complete the following requirements before applying to the College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

 

1.) Completion of (but not limited to) the following courses with a C- or higher:

           ·         Calculus 1 (MATH 1401: 4 credit hours)

           ·         Calculus II (MATH 2411: 4 credit hours)

           ·         General Physics I and lab (PHYS 2311/2321: 5 credit hours)

o   The above listed courses: Calculus I, Calculus II and General Physics I and lab must be completed with an overall GPA of a 2.5 GPA.  These classes must also be completed within the first 45 credit hours at CU Denver.

2.) Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

3.) Complete all prerequisite requirements for courses taken at CU Denver.

 

NOTE: Pre-engineering students are required to complete these course requirements within their first 45 credit hours at CU Denver. ​ 

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One full year each of college calculus and calculus-based physics (or calculus-based physics I and general college chemistry I) must be completed with grades of B or better. Grades of B are required in all other math and science courses and the cumulative GPA must be at least 2.75. Students meeting most, but not all of these standards are fully considered. Applicants with fewer than 80 college credits who are not offered admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science will be automatically considered for pre-engineering admission in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

NOTE:  There is no direct admission to the undergraduate bioengineering program; applicants apply and are considered for admission to the pre-bioengineering program. Contact the bioengineering department for more information.​ 

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The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers undergraduate programs in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

We hope you'll find the process of getting admitted to the university to be easy and convenient. Online application and information links give you what you need when you need it. The Office of Admissions also has a professional staff to assist you along the way. 

Priority application​ deadlines
Fall: July 22
Spring: December 1
Summer: May 3

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