How do I apply to the Engineering GoldShirt Program?
First things first: let us know that you’re interested in the program. Follow this link to an online form where you can provide us with your contact information.
Next, you will need to apply to the University of Colorado at Boulder. Indicate your interest in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and select a major (or if you aren’t sure, choose “Open Option.”) Click here to get started with your application.
You will be notified if you are selected for a personal interview. The interview takes place on the CU-Boulder campus. Your parent or guardian will be invited to participate in a concurrent parent session.
If accepted into the Engineering GoldShirt Program, you will be notified of admission after your interview.
What do you look for in an Engineering GoldShirt candidate?
Qualities that stand out in great candidates include leadership experience and interest, a strong drive to succeed, genuine interest in and excitement about engineering, and an outstanding ability to work as a team and overcome differences.
The Engineering GoldShirt interviews include large and small group challenges and activities as well as individual personal interviews so that the Engineering GoldShirt team can assess these qualities in all of the candidates.
How long is the Engineering GoldShirt Program?
Engineering GoldShirt is a five-year program, beginning with a First-Year special curriculum of courses designed to fill in any gaps the students may have from their high school coursework. Students end the Engineering GoldShirt preparatory year with 9-18 credit hours toward an engineering degree and the skills to begin their engineering major-specific curriculum. To see a sample of the Engineering GoldShirt First-Year Curriculum, please click here.
Are Engineering GoldShirt students part of the College of Engineering?
Yes. Engineering GoldShirt students are directly enrolled in the College of Engineering, and therefore do not need to transfer from the College of Arts and Sciences.
How many students are in the program?
The Engineering GoldShirt Program is competitive and each yearly cohort is limited to 32 students.
If I am accepted, do I have to attend Summer Bridge?
Yes. Participation in the Summer Bridge Program is mandatory. Plus, it’s a ton of fun and a great way to make lifelong friends.
If I am accepted, do I have to live in Andrews Hall?
Yes. Residence in Andrews Hall is required for the first two years of the Engineering GoldShirt Program. Please be aware in advance that this may conflict with your ability to participate in a fraternity or sorority.
What are the requirements to keep my scholarship?
Engineering GoldShirt students are chosen with full confidence in their ability to succeed in Engineering. We expect that the students in the program will work hard and thrive in the program. However, students who fail to meet the following requirements will lose their eligibility. (Please click on the appropriate year, as requirements vary by cohort.)
Cohort 5 (entering Fall of 2013)
Cohort 4 (entering Fall of 2012)
Cohort 3 (entered Fall of 2011)
Cohort 2 (entered Fall of 2010)
Cohort 1 (entered Fall of 2009)