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Thank you for your interest in the Counseling program at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development.

Application Deadlines:

January 15 for fall semester
September 15 for spring semester

Due to the competitive nature of this program, faculty are only able to review complete applications.  In order to secure your application as “complete” in sufficient time for faculty review and consideration, we highly recommend submitting your application at least one to two months prior to the deadlines above to ensure we have ample time to work with you on your application should items be missing.  To avoid your application remaining incomplete at the time of the posted deadlines, please be sure to complete the steps below as early as possible to ensure these materials are received by the deadline:

  • Order official transcripts (see specific application instructions below for preferred electronic delivery method)

  • When filling out the recommendation section, please be sure to hit the “send to recommender” button so they receive the link to submit your recommendation right away

  • Be sure to pay your application fee upon submitting the application

Application Process:

Step 1. Prepare your materials. The School of Education & Human Development accepts all applications online. Please review the information below to prepare for the application process. Your application will include:

  • Current resume or curriculum vita (please include all teaching and/or other educational certificates held and the state that issued them)

  • Written Statement. See guidelines.

  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters should be from present or former employers, coworkers, etc. Recommendations should not be more than two years old. The recommenders are sent an email with a link to the recommendation form. When a recommender submits the form, we receive an email notifying us that a recommendation has been submitted on your behalf. The recommendation includes a space for your recommender to cut and paste their recommendation.

  • One official transcript from every previous college/university attended.

    Please submit transcripts from (a) institutions granting previous degrees and (b) institutions from which courses have been taken that you wish to transfer into the program. Please note the application will have you upload an “unofficial” copy while we wait for your official copies to appear. The preferred method to have your school or university submit official transcripts is through a secured, electronic delivery system.  If your institution has the ability to send official transcripts electronically, please have them sent to graduateadmissions@ucdenver.eduPlease note that to be considered official, electronic transcripts must be sent from your institution directly to CU Denver and opened by one of our staff members.  Transcripts that are sent to, opened by, and uploaded to the application by applicants are considered unofficial. 

    For hard copy transcripts: To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in the original, sealed envelopes from the school or university. Please have your transcripts mailed to the following address:

    University of Colorado Denver
    School of Education & Human Development
    Attn:  Academic Services
    CB 106, PO Box 173364
    Denver, CO 80217-3364 

  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores are no longer required for the Counseling program effective April 2016.

  • $50 application fee for domestic students , $75 application fee for International Students (may be paid via credit card, e-check, or by mailing in a check)

Step 2. Submit your application. Your application must be submitted online. Please visit the link below to set up your user name and password to access the online application.

Step 3. Monitor your email. All communication regarding the status of your application, questions we may have, as well as admissions decisions will be sent to the email address you provide to us.

Step 4. Scholarships. Now that you’ve applied to your program, please go to the Scholarship Portal to apply for scholarships! You will use the same credentials to log in as you used to apply.

Admissions Interview

Upon successful completion and review of your file, qualified applicants are invited to attend a REQUIRED half-day interview on the Denver campus approximately one month after the deadline date. During this interview, applicants will be oriented to the program, participate in small group interviews, large group exercises, and will engage in a spontaneous writing assignment. Participation in the interview is mandatory and you will not be accepted into the program without attending. We do not conduct individual interviews for admission to our program. Final selection of the applicants will be based on their performance in the interview.

Please note: the ONLY items that we will accept as hard copies are official transcripts and paper checks. All other required materials must be submitted electronically within the online application.

For more information or questions, please contact​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

CU Denver School of Education &
Human Development

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