For automatic admission to the architecture major, students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted. Students with at least a 2.3 cumulative GPA may be considered on an individual basis if the academic record shows a consistent record of improvement and/or strong performance in science, mathematics, art, or architecture-oriented courses. Students with a 2.0 to 2.29 cumulative GPA may be considered for admission as Pre-Architecture majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. If not initially admitted to the architecture program, students can be reconsidered through an internal CU Denver process upon meeting the criteria outline above.
A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required. Music applicants receive priority consideration if they meet at least the minimum transfer criteria for arts and media admission AND complete additional music application requirements by the posted music application deadline date. For all music programs, a music theory and aural skills examination is required. For all music programs except the non-audition tracks in music business and recording arts, an audition is required. Music admission is open only for fall semester and is competitive for all students. Complete application files are pooled and reviewed by a selection committee. Visit the music department website
for additional information.
For admission to the Business School, a transfer applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Applicants with less than a cumulative 3.0 GPA may be admitted if the GPA is a 3.0 or higher in the most recent 24 credits. Note: Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in business will not be accepted for second undergraduate degree-seeking status in the Business School, as it is encouraged to pursue a graduate degree in business.
In an effort to identify and admit students who demonstrate sufficient promise to be successful in their pursuit of an engineering degree, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has identified two pathways for admission to the college. Transfer applicants who show sufficient promise to be admitted directly into CEAS may be considered for full admission.
PATHWAY #1: Cumulative transfer GPA > 3.0 and a grade of B- or better in each college-level Calculus or Physics class taken
PATHWAY #2: Cumulative transfer GPA > 2.75 and a combined GPA in Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus-based Physics > 2.5
Applicants not meeting these 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. Students who are admitted to Pre-Engineering must apply to transfer to the College of Engineering and Applied Science within three (3) semesters.
NOTE: There is no direct admission to the Bioengineering major; applicants apply and are considered for admission to the Bioengineering pre-major. Pre-majors may apply for the major after successfully completing a series of premajor requirements.
A minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA is required for direct admission to the Education and Human Development degree program. Students with a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.29 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Note: Students who have a previous Undergraduate or Graduate degree are not eligible for the School of Education & Human Development Undergraduate Program. Students in this category are encouraged to contact the School of Education & Human Development for licensure, endorsement, Master’s degrees, and educator opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org