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Graduate applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty in the degree program in which the student wishes to enroll. Only those students who have completed the 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 to the Graduate School. Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required by most programs.
Students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting favorable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or its equivalent.
The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admission is 75 or above (minimum subscores of 15 in Reading, 14 in Listening, 19 in Speaking and 20 in Writing). The test is administered multiple times a year in more than 100 centers around the world. The bulletin of information for candidates can be obtained in a number of cities outside the United States. It often is available at one of the following locations: American embassies and consulates, office of the United States Information Service (USIS), and United States educational commissions and foundations abroad. You can also get the bulletin and other information about the TOEFL on the web.
The minimum acceptable IELTS score for admission is 6.5 (minimum subscores of 5.5 in each area).
The requirement for TOEFL or IELTS scores may be waived in some cases in which students can demonstrate experience with English usage, for example through the attainment of a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university in the United States or through the substitution of another test of English comparable to the TOEFL or IELTS. Waivers and substitutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Intensive English courses are available in several locations in Colorado and the Denver-Boulder area. Contact the Graduate School office for a list of current offerings. Enrollment in English courses does not assure admission to degree programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Successful completion of an advanced intensive English program in the United States may satisfy the English requirement when TOEFL or IELTS scores are not available.
The graduate application fee is seventy dollars U.S. ($70.00). Applications that are received without the application fee are not considered until the fee has been paid. The fee may be paid by credit card through the on-line application, International Money Order, or by a certified check. This fee is not refundable nor credited to future expenses. It is a charge for processing the application.
It is extremely important that all international students arrange to meet their financial needs for their full period of study before leaving their home country. Proof of availability of funds is required before final admission is granted and before a visa form is issued. Proof includes affidavits of support from parents or other relatives, personal or family bank statements, official confirmation of support from the student's government or other agency, and offers of support from the student's program at UC Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus. If accepted for admission, you are expected to meet all financial obligations when they are due; students with outstanding debts will be dropped from enrollment at UC Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
After you have been approved for admission by your program and the Graduate School, copies of your transcript(s), TOEFL/IELTS scores, and other relevant information about you will be sent to the campus International Student and Scholar Services Office, where the forms related to your visa (F-student; J-student/scholar, change of status, etc.) and the request for Financial Statement (I-20) will be prepared and then sent to you. Any questions you might have regarding visas, passports, employment eligibility, change of status, or other INS policies and procedures should be directed to the International Student and Scholar Services Office (see below for contact information). You can get information about the Immigration and Naturalization Service and its regulations on the web at: http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/index.htm.
The Graduate SchoolTeresa Bauer-Sogi, (Admissions and Student Progress Coordinator)Graduate.School@ucdenver.eduUniversity of Colorado DenverAnschutz Medical Campus12631 E. 17th Avenue, C296Aurora, CO 80045TEL: 303-724-2918FAX: 303-724-2916
For information about policies and procedures related to visas and employment, contact:
International Student and Scholar ServicesJulie Wilbers (Senior International Services Specialist)firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversity of Colorado DenverDowntown Denver CampusCampus Box A005/1851380 Lawrence St, Suite 932Denver, CO 80217-3364, USATEL: 303-315-2244FAX: 303-315-2246
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