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Community College Transfer Agreements



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Find your path to CSU Mechanical Engineering

We've made the transfer process easy

Any Colorado community college student who has completed an Associate in Engineering Science can transfer directly into our mechanical engineering degree program. A statewide community college transfer agreement between the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Community College System, and Colorado State University makes this possible.

The agreement streamlines the transfer process for students who wish to complete their lower division coursework at a community college and seamlessly transfer into CSU. This guaranteed credit transfer means students can rest assured that they’ll be on track toward their bachelor’s as soon as they arrive.

How to Apply


Participating Colleges


Transfer Courses

The Associate of Engineering Science requires a minimum of 64 credits. The transfer credit table shows the entire transfer pathway.

Students opting to take individual, approved courses can choose any from the list.

Please note that certain community colleges may not offer all courses listed. Students should work closely with their community college advisor to explore their options.

How to Apply

There are no requirements for students to start their Associate of Engineering Science (AES) at a Colorado community college. Any college algebra-ready student may start the program.

For students new to a CCCS college:
Indicate that you want to start your AES on a participating CCCS college application.

For existing CCCS students:
You can switch to the AES program by contacting your community college advisor.

For students planning on taking individual courses:
Contact your community college advisor to discuss your options.


Building upon CSU’s access mission as a land grant institution, we are committed to providing clear pathways to higher education for all students. 

Students who complete their AES will have access to:

  • A streamlined transfer process to Colorado State University upon acceptance
  • Cost savings from completing some of your coursework at a community college
  • Scholarship opportunities to make your degree path even more affordable

We’re excited to partner with CSU on this new degree pathway for our students. As the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the state, our mission includes preparing students for the workforce as well as providing opportunities for transfer to continue their education. This system-wide partnership will offer our students a clear pathway to a degree in mechanical engineering from one of the state’s top institutions.

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