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Application Deadlines

Term Preferred​​ Deadline Final Deadline


January 15th​

March 15th


March 15th

May 15th


September 15th

October ​15th

Final graduate application deadlines vary by department and by program. Please contact your academic department for final deadline information

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Application Classification/Definitions

Non-degree Application - Non-degree candidates are students who do not plan to earn a degree at the University of Colorado Denver but are interested in taking classes in one of the following categories. If you are an international student and one of the following applies to you, be sure to indicate your status on the online application:

  • Non-degree Option - Post-baccalaureate student: you have completed a first university degree deemed by the University of Colorado Denver to be comparable to a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States and wish to take courses at the University as a non-degree student either for your own benefit, in preparation for graduate school, or to otherwise enhance your skills.
  • Non-degree Option - Guest student or visiting student: you are enrolled in a degree program at another college or university and wish to take courses for credit at CU Denver with the intention of transferring them back to your home institution. This will require that your home institution approve the CU Denver credits you plan to take for transfer back to your home.
  • Non-degree Option - ​International exchange student status: being an exchange student requires that the college or university at which you are presently enrolled have an agreement with the University of Colorado D​enver that one of their students can come to CU Denver at the same time that a CU Denver student goes to their institution. It presumes that a CU Denver student wishes to enroll at your institution in the same term that you enroll at CU Denver. You need to initiate the process of enrollment as an exchange student by determining whether such an agreement exists at your home institution.



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