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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver
 

Undergraduate Admissions | Apply to the Business School


Undergraduate Admissions: Apply to the Business School

These are the requirements and application procedures for the Business School. If you are looking for general information about being admitted to CU Denver, click here.

There are four different avenues to become a Business School Student. Requirements and procedures differ for these different groups.

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Transfer Applicants from other four-year and community colleges (including other CU System universities)
  • Transfer from another CU Denver school or college (Intra-university Transfer)
  • International students

Admissions Requirements and Application Procedures

Incoming Freshmen

Business School Admissions Requirements

As a freshman applicant, you must have completed the college preparatory curriculum in high school and graduated in the top 25 percent of your class.

You need a score of at least 26 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT.

You need to meet Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS). You may be admitted with MAPS deficiencies if you meet the other admission requirements and if you agree to make up any deficiencies before graduation.

Be sure you have read the Office of Admissions procedures for freshmen before you apply.

Information about admission to CU Denver generally is available on the University admissions standards, page or refer to the CU Denver Catalog.

Apply to the Business School

You may submit the online application for undergraduate admission or request an application from the Office of Admissions or by calling the admissions office at 303-315-2601.

You may also obtain an application at your high school counseling office.



Transfer Applicants from other four-year and community colleges (including other CU System universities)

Transferring credits from other institutions

The BS in Business Administration degree is closely linked, through articulation agreements, with Colorado's four-year and community colleges to facilitate your desire to transfer to our degree program.  Make an appointment with a Business School Advisor to find out how many of your credits will apply.

In addition to the general university transfer policies, the CU Denver Business School also evaluates your course work to determine what may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

Learn more about transfer planning in the Business School's Transfer Planning Guide.

If you have completed work at another institution, please review the information on transfer students in the General Information section of the CU Denver Catalog.

Business School Admissions Requirements

  • If you have completed more than 24 semester hours of transferable course work, you will be evaluated for admission on the basis of your college GPA without regard to your high school performance.
  • If you have fewer than 24 transferable hours, your high school work will be evaluated in addition to your college work.
  • Only the course work applicable to the BS in Business Administration program is evaluated
  • Generally this excludes course work of a technical or vocational nature and courses in activity PE and remedial subjects.
  • For information about specific policies on transfer of a credit, consult with an undergraduate business advisor. 

Be sure you have read the Office of Admissions procedures for transfer students before you apply.

Apply to the Business School

You may submit the online application for undergraduate admission or request an application from the Office of Admissions or by calling by calling the admissions office at 303-315-2601.

You may also obtain an application at your school's counseling office.



Transfer from another CU Denver school or college
(Intra-university Transfer)

Business School Admissions Requirements

The admission standards for intra-university transfer are the same as those for Transfer Applicants from other four-year and community colleges (including other CU System universities) (see above).

You will be considered for admission based on either 

  • your overall GPA in applicable course work from the University of Colorado and all previous institutions 
  • or on your last 24 hours of work.

You will receive priority consideration for admission to the Business School if you have an overall GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 in your last 24 hours of work.

Apply to the Business School

If you wish to apply to transfer to the CU Denver Business School from another school or college in the University of Colorado Denver, you must formally apply to the CU Denver Business School.

  • Order your transcript from the Records Office. Your transcript must include your most recent semester at the university.
  • If you have course work from other institutions, you need to submit a copy of your transfer credit evaluations.
  • Get an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Form from Business School Advising office (Business School Building, 4th Floor) or your current school or college's advising office, or the registrar's office.

Submit your documents to the Business School Undergraduate Advising office (Business School Building, 4th Floor)


International Students

Business School Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements are the same for international students as they are for either Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Applicants from other four-year and community colleges (including other CU System universities) (see above).

Apply to the Business School

Initiate your application through  the Office of International Affairs (OIA)​. The OIA helps international students manage the process of applying to CU Denver.

Learn more about international admissions and begin your application process.

If you are an international student but already attending CU Denver, please follow the procedure for Transfer from another CU Denver school or college (Intra-university Transfer) (see above).


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