Five different kinds of students transfer into the Environmental Engineering program. More information about transfer requirements is available from the College of Engineering and Applied Science:
- Students changing majors from the College's Open Option major to EVEN
The EVEN program accepts the College of Engineering and Applied Science Open Option curriculum as a substitute for its own first-year curriculum. Grades of C- or better must have been achieved for all courses counting for required courses in the EVEN curriculum. Students changing from Open Option to EVEN must complete a change-of-major form for the College. A description of the College's Open Option is available online.
- Students changing majors from another of the College's engineering degrees to EVEN
Evaluation of the credit hours earned in another engineering degree curriculum in the College of Engineering and Applied Science for credit in EVEN will be done at the first advising meeting with the EVEN Program's Advisor. Grades of C- or better must have been achieved for all courses counting for required courses in the EVEN curriculum. Because EVEN is a multi-department program, most students coming into EVEN from other engineering degree programs in the College are able to transfer most of their basic courses for credit toward the EVEN BS degree. Students changing from another engineering degree to EVEN must complete a change-of-major form for the College.
- Students changing majors from another College or School at CU Boulder to EVEN
Students transferring into EVEN from another of the University of Colorado Boulder's Colleges and Schools (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Leeds School of Business) must first complete an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) application to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (details are available on the IUT website). Once the application is approved, credit hours from the non-engineering degree will be evaluated for EVEN credit at your first advising meeting with the EVEN Program Advisor.
- Students changing majors from another campus of the University of Colorado system to EVEN
Students transferring into EVEN from another campus of the University of Colorado system will, in almost all cases, have the same status as transfers from the University of Colorado Boulder. Students from other campuses should refer to the three change-of-major sections above. More details on Intercampus Transfer to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are available on the CU Engineering Transfer Students website.
- Students transferring from another university or community college
For students coming to the EVEN Program from an engineering degree at another university or community college, an initial transfer credit evaluation is performed by the University Admissions Office using the official transcript from the previous institution. Courses in which you received a grade lower than a C- will not be accepted. Once the Admissions Office has completed its evaluation, you will meet with the EVEN Director for evaluation of transfer credits. Note that acceptance of transfer credits by the Admissions Office does not mean that all credits will count toward the EVEN BS degree; courses taken at another institution must match the course requirements for the EVEN curricula. In most cases, identification of courses is straightforward; however, for some courses, the EVEN Director may request documentation of course content (catalog descriptions, course syllabi) and the completion of a petition.
For all transfer students, the College of Engineering and Applied Science requires that the last 45 credit hours used to fulfill degree requirements must be taken as a regular degree student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science in the University of Colorado Boulder. Students pursuing dual BS degrees (EVEN/CHEN or EVEN/CVEN) must have transfer credit evaluations performed by each degree program. More details about the College of Engineering Applied Science transfer credit policies are available on the CU Engineering Transfer Applicants website.
Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be approved on the basis of College Entrance Examination Board's Advanced Placement tests. For students who have taken Advanced Placement courses in high school and who achieve the required score in the CEEB's AP examination, Advanced Placement credit will be granted by the College of Engineering and Applied Science as part of the admission process. Advanced Placement credits must also be evaluated for credit toward the EVEN curricula by the student's faculty advisor or the EVEN Director. If a student later takes a course for which Advanced Placement credit was previously granted, the credit for the course taken at CU Boulder will replace the AP credit. For a listing of course equivalents for typical advanced placement credit, see our list of AP/IB and transfer credits..
Courses may be taken for EVEN degree credit through programs offered by the University of Colorado Division of Continuing Education:
- Summer Session
- Available Credit for Eligible Special Students (ACCESS)
- Center for Advanced Training in Engineering and Computer Science (CATECS)
- Boulder Evening Credit
- Independent Learning
- Concurrent High School
A maximum of 16 credit hours taken through Continuing Education programs other than Maymester and Summer Session can be applied to the EVEN BS degree (Maymester and Summer Session courses are equivalent to courses offered during the regular academic year). A maximum of 8 of the 16 credit hours can be taken as Humanities and Social Sciences courses. You must secure advance approval of the Environmental Engineering Program and the Dean's Office prior to registering for Continuing Education courses.