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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


BA/BS - MD Program

How to Apply

IMPORTANT: Applying to the BA/BS-MD Program requires the completion of two separate applications. Students must first apply for admission to the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Denver Campus before applying for admission to the BA/BS-MD Program (Fall 2016 Admission). Admission to the University of Colorado Denver can take up to three weeks. Completed applications for both undergraduate​ admission and admission to the BA/BS-MD Program and all required materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015.  No exceptions to the deadline can be made.

The CU Denver Undergraduate Application for Fall 2016 is now available. The BA/BS-MD Supplemental Application will be available starting Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  Please follow the instructions below to complete both applications.

1. CU Denver Undergraduate Application

  • Before accessing the BA/BS-MD Supplemental Application, you must first complete an online application for undergraduate admission to the University of Colorado Denver. 

  • Instructions for completing the CU Denver Undergraduate Application are available on the CU Denver Undergraduate Admissions Web page at:
  • To schedule an informational appointment with a CU Denver Admissions representative and a tour of the downtown campus, please complete and submit the campus tour request form found at:​
*Note: A completed undergraduate application consists of the following:
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee
  • ACT or SAT scores (scores reported on high school transcripts are acceptable)
  • An official high school transcript
  • Applicants who have earned a GED should also submit a copy of their certificate of high school equivalency, GED test scores, and an official transcript of all high school work completed 

2. Supplemental BA/BS-MD Application

Please read all of the instructions before completing the Supplemental Application online. Paper applications will not be accepted

The BA/BS-MD degree program at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) and Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote diversity and to better serve the health care needs of the state of Colorado.

Students who have a strong interest and passion in becoming primary care physicians and practicing medicine in the State of Colorado are encouraged to apply to the BA/BS-MD Program.

We encourage students who are:

  • From educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • From financially disadvantaged backgrounds
  • From federally designated rural/frontier communities in Colorado
  • From ethnic groups who are currently under-represented in the medical community in Colorado including:
    1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​Black or African American
    2. Hispanic/Latino
    3. Native American/Alaska Native
    4. Pacific Islander
    5. Vietnamese
  • From first generation families who reside in Colorado
  • Committed to practicing in Colorado as a primary care physician after the completion of medical school and residency

to apply to this program. However, all students who are interested in the BA/BS-MD Program should apply.

Students must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible to apply to the BA/BS-MD Program:

  • Applicants must be current residents of the State of Colorado and a citizen of the United States.

  • Applicants must be current high school seniors planning on graduating from high school in the fall of 2015 or spring of 2016.

  • Applicants must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 (weighted or    unweighted, whichever is higher).

  • Applicants must have a minimum CCHE index score of 110** or better at the time of application.

  • Applicants must apply to and be accepted for admission as a degree seeking student at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown campus by December 1, 2015. 

As part of the supplemental application, you are required to submit the following items directly to the University of Colorado School of Medicine via US Postal services.

  • Please submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation (no more than three):

              • One from a science and/or math teacher.
              • ​​​​ A second from somebody who has supervised you in a community volunteer experience working with a disadvantaged or underserved population in Colorado; i.e. working with the homeless; working in a nursing home or assisted living center; working in some capacity in a low income urban community; working in a neighborhood clinic that serves the indigent; working for an after school program in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status, etc.
  • Please submit all official high school transcripts as well.

Letters of Recommendation and Official Transcripts should be submitted/mailed to the following address:

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Office of Student Life
Mail Stop C292
13120 East 19th Ave., Room 5231
Aurora, CO 80045
Attention: Andres Montelongo, Admissions, BA/BS-MD Program

As a reminder, the BA/BS-MD Supplemental Application and ALL supporting materials, including Letters of Recommendation and transcripts, must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015.  Only the supporting materials should be submitted to the School of Medicine via postal mail.  The three page online application​ must be submitted electronically.

The online Supplemental Application will be  available for you to complete  (following completion of your application to CU Denver) starting Monday, August 24, 2015.  Please click on the following web address to access the Supplemental Application:​