Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find answers to questions regarding:
- Visiting CU and the Engineering Honors Program
The Application Process
- What are the deadlines for application?
- When can I apply?
- Does everyone need to apply?
- Do I need to apply to both the University and the Engineering Honors Program?
- Do I have to wait until I get accepted to the College of Engineering to apply to the Engineering Honors Program?
- Who can apply?
- Do I have to be invited to apply?
- If I was invited to be part of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program, does that mean I am automatically in the Engineering Honors Program?
- How many people typically apply?
- How many spots do you have for the 2013 incoming class?
- What is the timeline for reviewing applications?
- How will I be notified?
- Transfer Students and Late Applicants
- Contacting EHP
Visiting CU and the Engineering Honors Program
By contacting current EHP student Jack Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can arrange a time to come to CU and meet other EHP students, get a tour of Andrews Hall, attend sample Engineering classes with an EHP student and, depending on your schedule, eat a meal in the new student dining center. Also, depending on everyone's schedule, EHP Program Director, Professor Scot Douglass, would also be happy to meet with you (Jack would arrange this as well).
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Andrews Hall is a part of the Kittredge Residential Community, Southeast of the main campus.
The Application Process
To be fully considered, it is best for you to apply before February 15th.
Yes, unlike the Arts and Sciences Honors Program which is by invitation only, every student who wants to be part of EHP must apply online to be part of our program./p>
No, you do not need to receive a special invitation to apply—anyone applying to the College of Engineering can apply to be part of EHP./p>
No, the two programs are entirely separate. Everyone must apply online to be part of EHP regardless of their status with A&S Honors./p>
Yes, the two processes are completely separate from each other. You must apply to both. Also, we do not see the application you submit to CU. We only see the EHP appliation you submit to us.
No. In fact, we encourage you to apply as soon as the online application becomes available for the following year. Your participation in our program is, of course, contingent on your acceptance to the College of Engineering.
Anytime after the new online application for the following year is posted.
We anticipate having somehwere around 250 applications for the Fall of 2013.
The Fall 2013 EHP incoming class will be capped at 55 students.
Applications will begin being reviewed after February 15th. Our goal is to send out initial invitations by the end of the first week of March, but, depending on the volume of applications received, the invitiations are sometimes sent out mid-March.Back to Top
Sometime during the first half of March, you will recieve an email with one of the following three responses from the application committee: an invitation to join our program, notification of being placed on the wait-list for our program, notification of our not having a spot in our program for you.
Important Note: Please make sure your email program does not filter our emails as junk mail.
Transfer Students and Late Applicants
Current CU Boulder and transfer students who would like to join the Engineering Honors Program after their freshman year may occasionally be admitted on a space-available basis, normally after 1-2 semesters of college coursework. Admission is highly competitive and the number of spaces available varies considerably from year to year.
Applications for Spring semester must be submitted by December 15. Applications for Fall are due along with applications for the incoming freshman class, on February 15th. See Application details below.
To be eligible for admission to the Engineering Honors Program, you must:
- Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
- Be willing to live in Andrews Hall for the first year of your involvement in EHP.
- Be willing to take EHON 1151 (Critical Encounters 1), preferably during the first fall semester following your admittance. (Critical Encounters 1 is required for all EHP students and is typically taken the first semester of freshman year.) Note: If circumstance prevents you from fulfilling this requirement, Critical Encounters 2, or another course specifically approved by the director, may be substituted.
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You can contact EHP's program assistant by email or phone:
Email: engineering . honors @ colorado . edu (Remove the spaces)
Phone: You can contact the 303-735-5631