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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) or its equivalent. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admission is 550 on the paper-based testing, 213 on the computer based testing, or 80 on the internet based testing. A score of 570 (paper) / 230 (computer) / 89 (internet) or higher is preferred. 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 requirement for TOEFL 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. 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 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. (See the Financial Statement for current living and educational costs and affidavit of support in the downloadable forms section of the on-line application.) 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), affidavit of support, TOEFL scores, and other relevant information about you will be sent to the campus International Scholars and Students Office, where the forms related to your visa (F-student; J-student/scholar, change of status, etc.) 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 Scholars and Students 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 SchoolFran Osterberg (Assistant Dean)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 Scholars and Students OfficeChristina Hertel (International Student Advisor)Christina.Hertel@ucdenver.eduUniversity of Colorado DenverDowntown Denver CampusCampus Box 185, PO Box 1733641380 Lawrence St, Suite 932Denver, CO 80217-3364, USATEL: 303-315-2244FAX: 303-315-2246
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