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University of Colorado Boulder - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering and Applied Science admits students as new freshmen, new transfers, and through the Intra-University transfer process. It seeks to admit applicants with a high probability of success. The following factors are considered: evidence of scholastic ability and accomplishment as demonstrated by GPA, tests of scholastic aptitude and achievement, class rank, grades earned in courses directly applicable to an engineering academic program, personal motivation and academic success as demonstrated by trends in the student's academic record, success in the academic community, ability to balance academic and personal interests, and letters of recommendation. Admissions preference is given to those students who will be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours per semester.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission is to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and if requested by student, to a specific degree program. Undergraduate students can request to change from one major to another. Some departments have enrollment restrictions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to entrance requirements for undergraduate admissions, foreign students are required to score 560 (83 internet-based) or better on the TOEFL.

Residency Requirements

The student must meet state residency requirements which include, as a minimum, clear evidence that the student intends to make Colorado his/her permanent residence, live in the State of Colorado for at least one continuous year, and provide evidence that the student is financially independent (self-supporting) during the period in which he/she is seeking Colorado residency.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

The transfer student must have completed, as a minimum, two semesters of college calculus and two laboratory science courses from among college chemistry and/or calculus-based physics. If the student has less than 30 semester credit hours, an ACT or SAT score is also required. If the student is from a four-year institution, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.75; if they are from a two-year institution, they must have a minimum GPA of at least a 3.00. The transfer student must have at least 45 semester credit hours remaining in their degree requirements to transfer to CU-Boulder. Most students are full time; few non-traditional students tend to transfer to CU-Boulder because we do not offer evening courses and encourage full-time enrollment.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 52
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 75