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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

Students with fewer than 24 completed college credits at the time of application are evaluated as first-time freshmen.


Admission requirements for College of Engineering and Applied Science major programs

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 24 composite ACT with 25 Math ACT or 1180 SAT with 590 Math SAT or higher
    • NOTE: The ACT/SAT requirement is waived for international students; instead, students must have completed three years of high school math with a 2.7 GPA in math courses
Students who do not meet the criteria for direct admission to an Engineering Major are automatically considerd for admission to Undeclared Engineering with a major sub-plan.

Admission requirements to Undeclared Engineering with a major sub-plan

  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • 22 composite ACT with 23 Math ACT or 1110 SAT with 560 Math SAT or higher
    • NOTE: The ACT/SAT requirement is  waived  for international students; instead, students must have completed three years of high school math with a 2.7 GPA

Students who do not meet the criteria for direct admission to an engineering major or to undeclared engineering, but otherwise meet the university's admission criteria, will be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as an undeclared major.

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.​

Students who, at the time of application, have completed 24 or more credits at regionally-accredited postsecondary institutions will be evaluated using transfer admission criteria. CU Denver students may apply to an engineering major or undeclared engineering through an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) after they have completed 12 or more CU Denver credit hours.

Admission requirements for College of Engineering and Applied Science majors

  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 (based on most recent course attempts) in Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus-based Physics I with a corresponding lab, with a grade of (C-) or better in each course. NOTE: For admission to the computer science major, Calculus-based physics is not required but will be accepted.
Students who do not meet the criteria for direct admission to an Engineering Major are automatically considerd for admission to Undeclared Engineering with a major sub-plan.

Admission requirements for Undeclared Engineering with a major subplan

  1. 2.5 overall GPA
  2. Completion of at least one of the following courses with a grade of C or better: College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus I, or Calculus II

Transfer students who do not meet the criteria for direct admission to an engineering major or undeclared engineering, but otherwise meet the university’s admission criteria, will be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as an undeclared major, or in the case of an IUT, remain in their current CU Denver school or college.

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.​

Admission to an engineering major

Prior to completing 45 credits (from from the time of admittance into undeclared engineering), undeclared engineering students must apply for admission to an engineering major using a College of Engineering and Applied Science Change of Major.

If, at 45 credit hours, undeclared engineering students are not successful in transitioning into a major, they may have an additional 15 credit hours to meet the requirements for admission. Undeclared engineering students must apply for and receive admission to an engineering major by the time they complete 60 CU Denver credits from the time of admittance into undeclared engineering.

Requirements
  • 3.0 overall GPA with a grade of B- or better in Calculus I or
  • 2.75 overall GPA AND a 2.5 GPA (based on most recent course attempts) in Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus-based Physics I with corresponding lab, with a grade of C- or better in each course. Note: For admission into the Computer Science major, Calculus-based Physics I IS NOT required, but will be accepted.

Admission to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undeclared

Prior to completing 45 credits (from from the time of admittance into undeclared engineering), undeclared engineering students must apply for admission to an engineering major. If a student does not meet the criteria for admission to an engineering major at the time of application, the student will be given a second opportunity to do so.

However, undeclared engineering students who complete 60 CU Denver credits from the time of admittance into undeclared engineering, but do not meet the criteria for admission to an engineering major, will be advised to submit an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) to another CU Denver school or college. 

If a student does not submit an IUT within one month (30 calendar days) of being advised to do so, the student will be automatically transferred out of undeclared engineering to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as an undeclared major.