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Bachelor's Degree Admissions Information



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). 

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. ​ 


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.

Pre-engineering advising guide for community college students (pdf)

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.​