The Pre-Engineering Program is designed to facilitate the successful transition of qualified first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences into the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. The program provides a structured pathway of CU Boulder course work combined with academic advising support from both the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Univerisity Exploration and Advising Center.

The Pre-Engineering Program serves qualified students who initially applied for direct admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science and were alternatively offered admission in the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the Pre-Engineering Program is competitive; not every student will qualify. Students who are not eligible for the Pre-Engineering Program can explore a potential transfer into the College of Engineering and Applied Science via Intra-University Transfer.