Here is a helpful list of all of the requirements that you must meet in order to successfully apply to the College of Architecture and Planning:
- Apply online through the International Admissions office.
- Write your full name, including former names under which materials pertinent to this application may be found.
- Do not disregard any part of your previous record.
- Please note: you need a bank statement from you or your sponsor showing the amount of funds available for support. The sponsor’s bank must also certify that the sponsor has on deposit the amount of money applicant will need for tuition and expenses.
2. Application Fee
- Submit the $75 non-refundable application fee, payable to the University of Colorado Denver.
- DO NOT SEND CASH.
- The application fee must be in U.S. funds only.
3. Academic Records
- Obtain two certified copies of “official” academic records from each college or university and/or professional school attended.
- These official academic records should include courses completed, grades or marks obtained, and certificates or degrees awarded.
- Transcripts must be mailed by the institution directly to the college.
- A certified literal English translation must also be submitted for documents that are not in English
4. English Language Proficiency
- Submit test scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Both are accepted as proof of English Language Proficiency.
- Your score reports must have been taken within the last two years.
- The UCD Institutional Code for TOEFL is 4875.
- CAP Minimum Requirements for International Graduate Applicants
- Computer Based TOEFL: 230
- IBT Based TOEFL: 89
- Paper Based TOEFL: 575
The College will consider applications from students with strong academic credentials whose TOEFL scores are slightly below 575. If accepted, these students will be required to register for an English course when they arrive at the University of Colorado Denver. Note that an Official TOEFL Score Report is required; institutional TOEFL reports are not acceptable.
- IELTS: 6.0
5. Letters of Recommendation
Four letters of recommendation from college or university professors. If you have been out of school for several years, we will also accept recommendations from your employer or supervisor.
6. Statement of Purpose Essay
Applicants to all programs must submit a statement summarizing career objectives and reasons for pursuing the intended program of study.
7. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores
Institution Code is 4875
8. Two Writing Samples
Such as a research paper and thesis chapter.
10. Financial Aid Form (if requesting support)
Here is the Request for Financial Aid form.
11. Financial Resources Statement
International applicants must provide evidence of sufficient funds by completing this form provided by our office.
Application Dates and Deadlines
Fall Semester: Ph.D. programs – February 1
Spring Semester*: All programs – October 1
* Note that certain introductory core courses are offered only in the Fall semester.
Applications received after these dates will be considered only if space is still available.