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University of Colorado Denver - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN: Engineering applicants will receive priority consideration if they have fulfilled all Higher Education Admission Requirements (HEAR) and Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) requirements, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and achieved a composite score of at least 26 on the ACT (16 or higher in English and 27 or higher in mathematics) or a combined score of at least 1100 on the SAT (excluding essay with 410 or higher in critical reading and 600 or higher in mathematics). For admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, applicants must have an admission index score of 103.

Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for direct admission to engineering programs will be automatically considered for admission as Pre-engineering majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. If students are admitted as Pre-engineering majors, they must complete the following requirements within their first 45 credit hours at CU Denver before applying to the College of Engineering and Applied Science:

1.) Completion of (but not limited to) the following courses with a C- or higher:
• Calculus 1 (MATH 1401: 4 credit hours)
• Calculus II (MATH 2411: 4 credit hours)
• General Physics I and lab (PHYS 2311/2321: 5 credit hours)
NOTE: The above listed courses must be completed with an overall GPA of a 2.5.

2.) Maintain 2.75 cumulative GPA.

3.) Complete all prerequisite requirements for courses taken at CU Denver.

There is no direct admission into the Bioengineering major. Applicants will apply and be considered for admission as Bioengineering pre-majors. Pre-majors may apply for the major after successfully completing a series of pre-major requirements.

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: May 1

Applicants are required to: 1) submit an application for admission along with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee, 2) have their high school send an official transcript of their high school grades, including class rank if available, or have a copy of their GED test scores and GED certificate sent directly from the certifying agency, and 3) take either the ACT (essay portion is optional) or the SAT and request that test scores be sent to CU Denver (ACT code 0533, SAT code 4875). Students who completed college course work while in high school must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to requirements for domestic freshmen, international students are required to submit the following:

1. A complete international application form along with a $75 non-refundable application fee.

2. Complete and “official” academic records of all course work from secondary schools and any universities attended. Official academic records are those that arrive at our office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local ministry of education. If the documents are not written in English, they must be translated by a certified translator. All documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation. The translation must be literal and no conversion of grades should be attempted by the translator. Official high school transcripts are not required for transfer applicants who have completed more than 30 semester hours of college/university coursework. If applicable, official transcripts from all Colleges/Universities attended should also be submitted. College/University transcripts are always required, if the applicant did not complete a degree or program at the previous institution.

3. An official TOEFL or IELTS score report that is no more than two years old. The English language requirement can be satisfied with a TOEFL score of 75 (internet based) or 537 (paper based), or an IELTS score of 6.5. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be waived under the following conditions:

- Successful completion of level 5 of the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy.
- Graduation from a US accredited school abroad with English as the medium of instruction.
- Graduation with bachelor’s degree in the US or successful completion of a minimum of two semesters of full-time study in a master’s program at a US accredited institution.
- Graduation from and completion of a minimum of one year of secondary school in the US that included at least one unit of college preparatory English.
- Exempt Countries: Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

NOTE: Some graduate level programs may require a higher score on the TOEFL/IELTS and applicants should consult the department for additional details.

4. ACT/SAT Scores: Results are mandatory for international students who have graduated from a U.S. high school or those seeking freshman admission directly to the College of Engineering and Applied Science programs. For engineering students, admission to CU Denver is still possible without these scores by way of the Pre-engineering program in the College of Liberal Arts and Science.

Advanced planning and early application are necessary for the timely admission of international students. International students are advised that it usually takes 60 days for credentials to reach admissions in the Office of International Affairs from international locations.

Preferred Deadlines
Summer: January 15
Fall: March 15
Spring: September 15

Final Deadlines
Summer: March 15
Fall: May 15
Spring: October 15

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

At least 30 semester hours of course work applicable to a bachelor of science degree in engineering must be taken at CU Denver while a declared student in good standing at the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Students must be enrolled in the college for at least the final two semesters prior to graduation.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

One full year of college calculus (Calculus I & II) and one semester of calculus-based physics (Calculus-based Physics I) must be completed, and the cumulative GPA must be at least 2.75. The math and science GPA relating to the above three courses must be 2.5 or better, and the last attempt in each individual course must be C- or better. Applicants not meeting these requirements for direct admission to engineering programs will be automatically considered for admission as pre-engineering majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students who are admitted to Pre-Engineering must apply to transfer to the College of Engineering and Applied Science within three (3) semesters.

NOTE: There is no direct admission to the Bioengineering major; applicants apply and are considered for admission to the Bioengineering pre-major. Pre-majors may apply for the major after successfully completing a series of premajor requirements.