Many departments in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) will enroll you in a restricted course on few conditions.

  1. There are available seats in the desired course. It is not possible to waitlist for any restricted engineering course.
  2. You meet all necessary course requisites.  For example if a course has a prerequisite of APPM 1360 or MATH 2300, you must have successfully completed one of those courses to be eligible for enrollment. Please note that some departments may require minimum GPAs or individual course grades in prerequisite coursework for enrollment in their restricted course(s).
  3. You accurately fill out all of the information in the course request forms below.

Exchange students rostered in the CEAS will use these forms to request course enrollments.  For courses with prerequisite requirements, you must provide syllabi from your home university that demonstrate your academic preparation.  Exchange students are not limited to the course lists included in these forms.

CU students who are not currently rostered in the CEAS and are working towards an Intra-University Transfer (IUT): 

  • no courses at the 3000 level and above can be requested unless you are enrolled in an engineering minor

Each department manages enrollment for their own restricted courses (e.g., Mechanical Engineering manages all MCEN courses, Civil Engineering all CVEN courses, etc). Please review the instructions below carefully as they vary by department. If a department is not listed, you are not able to request enrollment in their courses.

Courses that CANNOT be requested:

  • ENES Courses - All ENES courses are restricted to students already rostered in the CEAS.
  • APPM Courses - All APPM courses are open to any student on the CU campus and requests are not necessary.  Please enroll in APPM courses via Buff Portal.  

To request the courses listed below, please complete the ASEN Course Request Form:

ASEN 1022 – Materials Science for Aerospace Engineers (Spring and Summer only)
ASEN 1320 – Aerospace Computing and Engineering Applications​ (Fall and Spring)

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to the courses listed above.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online AREN Course Request Form.
AREN 1027 – Engineering Drawing
AREN 1316 – Intro to Architectural Engineering (fall only)
AREN 2050 – Building Materials & Systems (fall only)
AREN 2110 – Thermodynamics
AREN 2120 – Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (spring only)

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to the courses listed above.  Current engineering students may request enrollment in other AREN courses to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their major.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online BMEN Course Request Form.

BMEN 1000: Explore BME (spring only)
BMEN 1025: Computer-Aided Design & Fabrication (fall/spring)
BMEN 2000: Intro to Biomedical Engineering (fall/spring)
BMEN 2010: Biomaterials (spring only)
BMEN 3010: Biotransport (fall only)
BMEN 3030: Bioinstrumentation (spring only)

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to the courses listed above.  Current engineering students may request enrollment in other BMEN courses to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their major.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online CHEN Course Request Form.

CHEN 1201 – General Chemistry for Engineers 1
CHEN 1203 – General Chemistry for Engineers 2
CHEN 1211 - Accelerated General Chemistry for Engineers (Fall only)
CHEM 1221 - Engineering General Chemistry Lab
CHEN 1300 - Intro to Chemical Engineering
(Fall only)
CHEN 1310 - Intro to Engineering Computing
CHEN 1400 - Drugs, Driving and Dynamic Processes

CHEN 2120 - Material & Energy Balances
CHEN 2810 - Biology for Engineers

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to the courses listed above.  Current engineering students may request enrollment in other CHEN courses to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their major.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online CVEN Course Request Form.
CVEN 1317 – Intro to Civil Engineering (fall only)
CVEN 2012 – Intro to Geomatics
CVEN 2121 – Analytical Mechanics 1/Statics

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to the courses listed above.  Current engineering students may request enrollment in other CVEN courses to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their major.

Many Computer Science courses are initially reserved for Computer Science majors.  On 11/28/22 enrollment is open to all majors. Before 11/28/22, the system is not permitting students to waitlist for CSCI courses with labs or recitations that ALSO have a major reserve. Please wait until 11/28/22 to waitlist for major-reserved courses with labs or recitations. 

To request an requisite override for CSCI classes, please complete the Computer Science Course Override Petition.

Note: you must be logged into G-Suite with your CU credentials to complete this form; see the OIT Google Apps page for help.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online ATLS Course Request Form.

ATLS 1100 - Design Foundations
ATLS 2000 - Meaning of Information Technology
ATLS 2100 - Image
ATLS 2200 - Web
ATLS 2300 - Text

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS (and who are not in the CTD minor) are limited to the courses listed above.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online ECEN Course Request Form.
ECEN 2250 - Intro to Circuits and Electronics (co-requisite of ECEN 2310)
ECEN 2260 - Circuits as Systems
ECEN 2270 - Electronics Design Lab
ECEN 2350 - Digital Logic
ECEN 2703 - Discrete Math for Computer Engineers
ECEN 2060 - Special Topics: Electronic/Semiconduct Dev Lab
ECEN 2440 - Applications of Embedded Systems

Students specifically interested in ECEN 3010 should use Mechanical Engineering's Course Request Form below.

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to the courses listed above.  Current engineering students may request enrollment in other ECEN courses to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their major.

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online EVEN Course Request Form.
EVEN - any course

To request the courses listed below, please complete the online GEEN Course Request Form.
GEEN - any course

 

Please note that submission of the form does not guarantee that the department will be able to accommodate you into the course. 

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to 1000/2000-level courses. Current engineering students and exchange students may use the same form to request enrollment in other GEEN courses to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their degree.

For SPRING 2023, to request enrollment into any MCEN course or ECEN 3010, please complete the following form:

Spring 2023 MCEN Course Request Form

Please note that submission of the form does not guarantee that the department will be able to accommodate you into the course. 

*Students planning to transfer into the CEAS are limited to 1000/2000-level courses only. Current engineering students, graduate students, and exchange students may use the same form to request enrollment in other MCEN courses or ECEN 3010 to fulfill electives or to substitute for courses in their degree.

When You Can Enroll

If you are given permission to enroll in a restricted engineering course, that enrollment may take place after your enrollment date/window has passed.  Departments offer students already in the major the opportunity to enroll in their courses first before allowing students outside their major/college access.  The waiting period could be as short as a few days or as long as several weeks so please plan accordingly.  Students will always be notified via their Colorado.edu email address, so anyone requesting a course should check their official campus email regularly.