Transferring from a Colorado Community College

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The CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science welcomes students transferring from the Colorado Community Colleges! In fact, about a quarter of our transfer students come to CU-Boulder Engineering via the Colorado Community Colleges. 

Quick Steps

  1. Check our admissions requirements and apply to CU-Boulder
  2. Reference the engineering course matrix alongside the sample curriculum of the program you intend to enter for course equivalencies and applicability.
  3. Check any special program information about your intended major
  4. Refer to the humanities and social science list for CU-Boulder Engineering approved courses that you can take at any Colorado community college
  5. After you have been admitted to CU-Boulder, you can check your transfer credit evaluation with the Office of Admissions

Admissions Criteria

Guaranteed Admission:  
Transfer students from Colorado public institutions who meet specific criteria are offered guaranteed admission to the major of their choice

Competitive Admission:  
If you do not qualify for guaranteed admission, please see the competitive transfer criteria for the College of Engineering and Applied Science
(to find competitive admission criteria, scroll half way down the admissions page)

Transfer Scholarship Information:  
If you meet the guaranteed admission criteria along with a minimum GPA of at least 3.60, you will also receive a transfer student scholarship towards your first year of attendance
In addition to the merit-based scholarships, our BOLD Center offers a one-year participation-based scholarship

Additional Admission/Academic Information:

Statewide Transfer Agreement for Engineering in Colorado

To help you understand what credits will transfer to CU-Boulder and specifically into the College of Engineering and Applied Science, refer to these resources:

Program and Contact Information for Each Major

If you have specific curriculum questions about any of our majors outside of the information found here, please first reference the departmental webpages. 
If you still have questions, please contact: Chris Anderson - Student Services Coordinator at

GT (Guaranteed Transfer) Pathways Approved Humanities and Social Science Courses

In addition to your math, science and engineering coursework, each major in the College of Engineering and Applied Science requires at least 18 credit hours in humanities, social sciences, and writing in order to graduate (note that some majors require more credit hours in this area).  For more information regarding these courses, please refer to the following resources:

Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Partner Program

In addition to our 13 undergraduate programs on the Boulder campus, are you aware that you can earn an engineering degree from CU-Boulder on the Western Slope?  If not, you should check out the Colorado Mesa University/CU-Boulder Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program in Grand Junction.

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