Transferring from a Colorado Four-Year Public Institution

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If an engineering baccalaureate program isn’t available at your four-year Colorado public institution, you might be interested in transferring to the CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science.  We encourage you to explore our 14 undergraduate programs.

(NOTE:  If you are planning a transfer from a Colorado Community College, please see specific guidelines on community college transfer.)

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)

Additional Admission/Academic Information:

Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program

In addition to our 14 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.

GT 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 official College of Engineering and Applied Science Humanities/Social Sciences/Writing (HSS) page.

Transfer from Another CU Campus

If you are planning a transfer from the CU-Denver or CU-Colorado Springs campus, you may wish to refer to the course-by-course equivalency table published in the College’s section of the University Catalog.

How Courses Transfer to CU-Boulder

You may find it useful to useTransferology ( to see how courses at your institution will transfer in to CU-Boulder.

Contact Information 

If you have specific questions about any of our programs, we strongly encourage you to contact the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions

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