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.

Guaranteed Admission

  • At least two full-time semesters (or 24 credit hours) at a Colorado public institution must be satisfactorily completed immediately prior to the transfer
  • Colorado public institution cumulative GPA of at least 3.30
  • Grades in math, science, engineering, communications and writing courses must be B or better
  • Must complete two semesters of college-level calculus and one of the following sequences:
    • Two semesters of calculus-based physics
    • One semester of calculus-based physics AND one semester of college-level chemistry.
    • Two semesters of college-level chemistry (Recommended for Chemical, Chemical and Biological, and Environmental Engineering applicants.)

Competitive Admission

  • 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.

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

Both the mechanical 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.