Pre-Engineering serves qualified students who initially applied for direct admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science and were alternatively offered admission to Pre-Engineering in the Program for Exploratory Studies.  It provides a structured pathway of CU Boulder course work to facilitate the successful transition of qualified first-year students into the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Admission to the Pre-Engineering Program is competitive; not every student will qualify and placement into the program is only done at the time of admission.