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International Student & Scholar Services


International Services Specialists in International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) handle the immigration process for international students. ISSS will issue an immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019​) to you, if applicable, only after you have confirmed your acceptance and submitted the Immigration Clearance Form (see below). 

You will be contacted within five (5) business days of receiving your decision letter and will need to provide: 

  1. ​Proof of Financial Support: If you have already sent financial documents to the International Admissions Office, that information will be forwarded to ISSS. If you have not already provided this information, or if your information needs to be updated, you will have an opportunity to provide ISSS with your proof of financial support when you complete the on-line Immigration Clearance Form that your International Services Specialist will send to you. 
  2. Passport/Visa Information: If you have already sent this information to International Admissions, it will be made available to ISSS who will contact you if they need more information.

Note: International students living outside of the U.S. will need to provide a copy of their passport, if it has not already been sent. Those living in the U.S. should be prepared to submit a copy of their passport, visa, Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and Form I-20, Form DS-2019, or Form I-797 (if applicable). In all correspondence, please use your name as it appears on your passport. 

Please visit ISSS for more information on Pre-ArrivalArrival at CU Denver, I-20/DS-2019 Timeline, and more.


The University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Campus has a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students in the non-immigrant visa categories of F-1 and J-1. Please review for compliance and waiver policies.

Enrollment & Registration

For academic advising: Arts & Media, Pre-Business, Pre-Engineering, and Undeclared students in Liberal Arts & Sciences should contact the Academic Success & Advising Center located in the North Classroom (NC Room 2024) at (303) 352-3520 or Phone appointments can be made for students who are out of the country, but it is preferred that students wait to register in person.

Freshmen students who do not fall into one of the categories above should contact an Academic Advisor in their respective school or college:

    • Business: (303) 315-8100
    • Civil Engineering: (303) 556-6712
    • Pre-Architecture: (303) 315-1000
    • Computer Science & Engineering: (303) 556-4083
    • Electrical Engineering: (303) 556-4718
    • Mechanical Engineering: (303) 556-8516
    • Liberal Arts & Sciences: (303) 556-2555
    • Public Affairs: (303) 315-2227

Students may register on or after their assigned time, only after paying a tuition deposit and receiving advisor approval. To search for courses, register, print a schedule, view your account balance, or pay the deposit or your bill, go to UCDAccess​. Payments can also be submitted by mail to the Bursar's Office​.​​​​​​​


As noted in your admission letter, your admission is contingent provided you continue to perform satisfactorily in your classes and graduate from high school. We will be requesting your final, official high school transcript showing your date of graduation. All final records are reviewed carefully. The records of students whose grades drop significantly will be sent to the Admissions Committee for appropriate action, whether that be a warning letter, placement on probation, or retraction of admission. Therefore, it is important that you continue to do well academically.


New students are provided an ID at no charge. To obtain your student ID, stop by the Student Service Center, North Classroom (NC 1001), and get your schedule of classes and voucher to receive a free ID. Take the voucher and a valid photo ID to Room 269 in the Tivoli building for processing. For questions, please call (303) 556-8385.

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