Please log onto Buff Portal and follow the steps listed on the Registrar's Office Registration website to access your enrollment start date/time.
This information is available in Buff Portal. After logging in, follow the steps on the Registrar's Office Holds website to access information specific to your hold and how to clear it.
If it is a Bursar's Office hold (i.e. unpaid balances, etc,) contact them - they often will lift the hold for 24 hours so that you can register for classes. Other holds usually need some sort of resolution before they can be lifted.
- Please take a look at the AES Curriculum, which lists the courses required for the degree.
- If you have additional questions, please contact your advisor.
- You may also run a Degree Audit within Buff Portal to view your remaining degree requirements. More information on how to do so is available from the Registrar's Office Degree Planning website.
If you are waitlisted for a class, we strongly encourage you to enroll in an alternative course or an open section, as applicable, as soon as possible before the add deadline. Your academic advisor can help you review your options. While we do our best to accommodate waitlisted students, it is safer to assume that you will likely not get into a waitlisted class and plan ahead accordingly, especially in cases where it would affect your full-time student status or graduation date.
Some courses have very strict room and/or lab equipment capacities. Enrollment caps are incrementally increased throughout the enrollment periods to ensure sufficient resources are available for all students. If a course that you need in order to stay on track for graduation is closed for more than a week and a waitlist or alternative section is not available, please contact your academic advisor to discuss your situation.
Academic Success and Resources
Please click here to see a list of resources available through the College of Engineering Academic Support.
Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT) is the Aerospace Honors Society and they offer free tutoring for many courses. Please visit the SGT Website for more information.
Students are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Mentor once a semester but are not required to meet with them every semester. All undergraduate ASEN students are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Mentor in the Fall semester.
Many of the sessions occur in a group setting so that you can meet upper-classmen that share similar interests in research.
Graduation Information for Seniors
- If you are planning to graduate, you must apply for graduation through Buff Portal. A step-by-step guide is available available on this website.
- You are eligible to graduate at the end of the term in which you have successfully completed all of the requirements for the degree(s) and major(s) you are pursuing. You must apply to graduate for the term in which you complete your degree requirements. Students graduate and degrees are conferred at the end of the fall, spring or summer semesters.
- CU Boulder Campus-wide Commencement Ceremony.
- Spring/Summer Graduates: Smead Aerospace Department Spring Recognition Ceremony
- Winter Graduates: College of Engineering December Graduation Ceremony
Humanities and Social Sciences
Students need to fulfill:
- 9 credit hours of lower-division (1000 & 2000-level courses)
- 6 credit hours of upper-division (3000 & 4000-level courses)
- 3 credit hour upper-division writing course. The choices are WRTG 3030, WRTG 3035 or HUEN 3100. HUEN 1010 can only be used by students who took the course in the fall, spring, or Maymester of their freshmen year.
The total number of H&SS credit hours that need to be completed is 18 semester credit hours.
The full list of H&SS courses is available on the Engineering Advising site Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing Requirements
No. You must complete 6 credit hours of upper-division H&SS as well as 3 credit hours of upper-division writing for a total of 9 upper-division credits. You may not "double-dip" with HUEN 3100.
The easiest way to find out if a class will count as a H&SS elective is to search through this website.
Please log into Buff Portal. From there, click on the “Degree Audit/ Transfer Credit Evaluation” link. Further directions on how to run your degree audit can be found by clicking here.
- HUEN 1010 Humanities for Engineers - Note: This course is only open to freshman students.
- WRTG 3030 Writing on Science & Society
- WRTG 3035 Technical Communication & Design
- HUEN 3100 Humanities for Engineers 1
- PHYS 3050 Writing in Physics
To get the most updated course description for each course, use the university course catalog.
- See a list of minors from the College of Arts & Sciences
- See a list of minors in the College of Engineering & Applied Science
- Courses from the A&S minors may be used to meet Humanities & Social Sciences electives. Please check the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences website for more information.
- 3000 & 4000-level courses from technical minors can be used to fulfill Professional Area Electives (PAEs) (with the exception of CSCI, ECEN, and PHYS where certain 2000-level courses are also accepted).
No, minors are not required. However, some minors can make you more marketable for future positions in industry.
If you're pretty certain that you'd like to begin taking classes for a particular minor, it's better to declare early. Once you've declared a minor then you can work with an advisor in that department to make sure you're taking the correct courses. Keep in mind that if you haven't declared a minor and the department decides to change the requirements, you will have to adjust to those requirements. Declaring early is best.
Professional Area Electives
A professional area elective is generally a course in math, engineering, or science at the 3000-level or above. These classes are select 3000, 4000 and 5000-level math, science and engineering courses (with the exception of CSCI, ECEN, and PHYS where certain 2000-level courses are also accepted. Students can use PAE courses to specialize their degree focus. Aerospace majors must complete 15 credit hours of Professional Area Electives.