Students who begin at a Colorado Community College can transfer directly to CU Boulder to finish their degree in engineering. Thanks to an integrated partnership, this pathway can be attractive to both community college students, as well as qualified high school students taking concurrent enrollment classes at a local community college. CU Boulder has partnered with four community colleges to provide a pathway and easier transition between colleges. At our partner community colleges, you can complete classes before transferring to CU Boulder and have the peace of mind that your credits will apply directly to your engineering degree.
NOTE: AP/IB credit does not count towards math/science requirements for transfer admission.
Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) are courses that ideally are completed in high school, but can be finished at CU Boulder. MAPS are required for all domestic students and any international students who have completed more than four semesters of U.S. schooling. For more information about MAPS, please see the MAPS requirements page.
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 review our Colorado Community College approved HSS courses.