What is GoldShirt?
The Engineering GoldShirt Program supports motivated and talented students who need additional math, science, or humanities preparation before diving into the full undergraduate engineering curriculum. For this five-year curriculum, students are directly admitted into the College of Engineering and Applied Science. First-year course work focuses on enhancing student preparation for success in their chosen engineering major. The Engineering GoldShirt Program, hosted through CU’s BOLD (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity) Center, was created to address the college’s inclusive excellence goals. The BOLD team provides mentoring, academic, and social support for all Engineering GoldShirt students. Leadership and personal development training are part of the unique Engineering GoldShirt engineering curriculum.
The Engineering GoldShirt Program Provides:
- Summer Bridge preparatory program
- Specialized first-year curriculum
- Renewable five-year scholarship of $2500/year.
- Residential College in Andrews Hall
- Supportive, inclusive community
- Internships and service activities
Is Engineering GoldShirt Right for Me?
The Engineering GoldShirt Program provides support for attaining excellence in engineering for those students whose high school records do not yet represent their potential. For example, Engineering GoldShirt students may have high GPAs but lower ACT scores, or did not take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The program addresses the needs of students looking for a small community within the larger college. Enrollment in the program is competitive and limited to 32. Engineering GoldShirt students represent the diversity of Colorado. Previous cohorts have included first-generation students, minorities underrepresented in engineering, students from low-income backgrounds, and English language learners. To find out more, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
Engineering GoldShirt Summer Bridge
Engineering GoldShirt students attend a two-week bridge program in July to prepare for fall classes and begin the crucial community-building process. Bridge students live and dine in an on-campus residence hall, participate in team-building activities and attend math, humanities, and engineering projects courses. Summer Bridge culminates with a design project expo for peers and parents.