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Bachelor's Degree Admissions Information
 

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Bachelor's


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: August 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: June 1

Engineering applicants will receive priority consideration if they have fulfilled all HEAR and MAPS requirements if applicable, have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and achieved a minimum composite score of at least 24 on the ACT (25 or higher in mathematics) or a combined score of at least 1150 on the SAT (excluding essay with 590 or higher in mathematics).​


Admission requirements for College of Engineering and Applied Science major programs

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 24 composite ACT with 25 Math ACT or 1150 SAT with 590 Math SAT
    • This requirement is waived for international students; instead, student must have completed three years of high school math with a 2.7 GPA

If a student does not meet any one of the above criteria, they are automatically admitted to Engineering-Undeclared with a sub-plan of the major program.

Direct Admission to Engineering-Undeclared with a sub-plan of the major program

  • 2.7 GPA or higher
  • 22 composite ACT with 23 Math ACT or 1090 SAT with 530 Math SAT or higher
    • This requirement is waived for international students; instead, student must have completed three years of high school math with a 2.7 GPA

If a student does not meet all requirements for either one of the above Direct Admission options, but meets minimum University admission requirements, they will be admitted to CLAS-Undeclared.

Transfer decisions (admissions decisions using solely higher education transcripts) are made for any student who has completed 24 or more credit hours of coursework at a higher education institution.

Students who have 24-29 completed credit hours are evaluated solely on their college coursework, but they are also required to submit high school transcripts. These HS transcripts are used for auditing purposes only and do not factor into the admissions decision.

Admission requirements for College of Engineering and Applied Science major programs

  1. 3.0 GPA with a grade of (B-) or better in Calculus I
    or
  2. 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus-based Physics I with a grade of (C-) or better in all three courses

Admission requirements for Engineering-Undeclared with a subplan of the major program

  1. 2.5 overall GPA
  2. Completion of at least one of the following courses with a grade of C or better AND has not attempted any one of the courses more than two times: MATH 1110, MATH 1120, MATH 1130, MATH 1401, or MATH 2411

Transfer students who do not meet these requirements will be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as an undeclared student if the minimum CU Denver transfer admission requirements are met.

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.​