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International Student Information

International students should also consult the International Student and Scholars Services Office and specific academic program websites for any additional information or requirements.

General Requirements for International Students

International students or domestic students with credentials from institutions outside the United States are required to have those credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. Official copies of all transcripts in English and in the original language are required. An outside professional evaluation of all higher education credentials is required prior to admission. This evaluation must include an analysis of courses, grades, and grade point average, and U.S. degree equivalency. Evaluations will be accepted from any reputable professional company.

Only those students who have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent at a university in their own country or a bachelor's or master's degree in the United States are considered for admission.

When to Apply

International students are encouraged to apply six months to a year before the start of proposed graduate studies at the University of Colorado Denver to allow sufficient time for admission and visa authorization.

Financial Information Necessary to Obtain a Visa

Students who require a certificate of eligibility (I-20) for obtaining a student (F-1) visa to study in the United States must also provide an affidavit of financial support adequate to meet the estimated academic and living costs for the first year of study. This form is included in the downloadable section of the on-line application. Additional financial resources may be required for admission. Students should consult the International Scholars and Students Office (ISSO).

International Students Requirements

Detailed International Student Requirements

Detailed descriptions outlining requirements for international student admissions. Materials include, finances, financial assistance and scholarships, health records and insurance, and visa and passport information processing.

English Proficiency Testing (TOEFL)

English Proficiency Testing (TOEFL)

Information regarding the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) that is required of all applicants whose native language is not English or do not have a completed bachelor's degree or higher at an institution where the country's native language is English.

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