BSCE Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria for Freshman Students

  • Rank in the upper 30th percentile of high school graduating class
  • ACT composite score of 25 or above or an SAT composite score of 1120 or above

Expected high school work is

  • English - 4 units
  • Math - 4 units (at least two years of algebra, one year geometry, one year advanced math)
  • Natural Science - 3 units (one year physics, one year of chemistry)
  • Social Science - 2 units (government, history, economics, psychology, sociology)
  • Foreign Language - 2 units (all in a single language)
  • Academic Electives - 1 unit

Students that do not meet assured admission criteria can be admitted by the Engineering Committee, but are not guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering.

Transfer students

Students transferring into the College must have completed at least 13 semester hours and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3, including completion of Calculus I. Students completing 30 semester hours must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 before being admitted into their major, including courses equivalent to MATH 1350,MATH 1360, and either CHEM 1401/CHEM 1402 or PES 1110. All math courses must be completed with a score of “B” or better for admission into the College. The student should understand that engineering degree requirements differ from one campus to another-from course selection to the number of credit hours required for the degree. An official transcript evaluation will be provided when you attend New Student Orientation.

Intra-University Transfer Students

Students from other colleges at UCCS may transfer into the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Students transferring into the College must have completed at least 13 semester hours at UCCS and have a cumulative CU GPA of at least 3.3, including completion of Calculus I. Students completing 30 semester hours must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at UCCS before being admitted into their major, including MATH 1350, MATH 1360, and either CHEM 1401/CHEM 1402 or PES 1110. All math courses must be completed with a score of “B” or better for admission into the College. Intra-University Transfer guidelines for the BI in Electrical Engineering are the same as for the BS in Electrical Engineering. Intra-University Transfer guidelines for the BI in Computer Science, Computer Security, and Game Design and Development are as follows:

a. A student must complete at least 15 credit hours in LAS with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, AND each course in their intended major, in the Innovation core, and in math must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, AND they must have the explicit approval of an EAS faculty advisor in their intended major in order to transfer into the College of EAS.

b. A student may transfer into the College of EAS in a BI major without the explicit approval of an EAS faculty advisor in their major if they complete at least 15 credit hours in LAS with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, AND each course in their intended major, in the Innovation core, and in math is completed with a grade of “B” or better.

For application information: How To Apply

For further information contact the Engineering Advisor at the Student Success Center.