If an engineering bachelor's degree 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. If you are planning a transfer from a Colorado Community College, please see specific guidelines on community college transfer.

The minimum admission criteria to transfer to CU Engineering BS Degree Programs is as follows:

  • Cumulative college GPA of a 3.00
  • Completion of two semesters of college-level calculus and one semester of calculus-based physics or college-level chemistry
  • Grades in math and science courses should be B or better

NOTE: AP/IB credit does not count towards math/science requirements for transfer admission.

The minimum admission criteria to transfer to the BA in Computer Science Degree Program is as follows:

  • Calculus 1 (grade of C or better)
  • Calculus 2 (grade of C or better)
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Must be a computer programming language course (Java, Python, C, C++)
      • C++ is preferred
  • B grade or higher in all computing courses
  • 2.500 Cumulative GPA

NOTE: AP/IB credit does not count towards math/computer science requirements for transfer admission.

You may find it useful to use Transferology to see how courses at your institution will transfer to CU Boulder.

The mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and civil engineering programs at the University of Colorado Boulder are highly regarded, but we know not every student can live in Boulder. Our partnership program with Colorado Mesa University gives students the chance to earn a CU Boulder mechanical or civil engineering degree entirely in Grand Junction. The first two years of the program are taught by CMU faculty, and the second two years are taught by CU Boulder faculty who live in Grand Junction. The partnership follows the same hands-on curriculum as CU Boulder, beginning with the earliest freshman classes and culminating in a year-long senior design project.

Through a collaboration between Western Colorado University and the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science, students will be able to obtain bachelor’s of science degrees in computer science or mechanical engineering as graduates of the University of Colorado Boulder. With this partnership, they will have the opportunity to complete their first two years as Western students and the balance of their education as University of Colorado Boulder students, all while remaining on the Western campus in Gunnison, Colorado. Graduates in the partnership will receive a bachelor of science degree and diploma from the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science.