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At CU Denver, we get it. The past few weeks have been confusing and challenging. While it might feel like everything around you is changing, we want you to know that our commitment and dedication to your academic future is unwavering.


To put it simply, we are here for you.


Your health and well-being, and that of your family and the broader community, are our number one priority, which is why our CU Denver Undergraduate Admissions & K-12 Outreach teams have expanded their ability to support and connect with you virtually. This includes:

  • Meeting you virtually via video or chatting on the phone
  • Discussing the courses for your desired major
  • Virtual campus tours of our vibrant campus in the heart of the city
  • Connecting you with campus resources

In addition to increasing our virtual opportunities for you to discover CU Denver, we've also taken these additional steps to support you during this time:
  • ​For applicants, we are being flexible with required application materials.
  • For admitted students, we would like to (virtually) introduce you to your future classmates and our Lynx community 


We want you to feel certain about your decision to apply and enroll at CU Denver. Whether you’re thinking about applying, completing your application, or celebrating your acceptance, know that we are here to answer your questions.​

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General Admissions Information

 Is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & K-12 Outreach open?

The physical Office of Undergraduate Admissions & K-12 Outreach is not currently open; however, we are available to work with you through this challenging time. The two best ways to connect are through email at admissions@ucdenver.edu or calling us at (303) 315-2601. You also are encouraged to connect with your Admissions Counselor​ directly.1

 Can I still visit campus?

We are unable to offer in-person campus visits currently. Until we can resume in-person campus visits, check out our virtual campus tour and learn more about CU Denver.2

 How will I get my Admissions questions answered?

Our team of Admission Counselors and Outreach staff are easily accessible via email, phone, or virtual appointment. You can find all of that information on our Admissions & Outreach Staff page. You can also reach out to us at admissions@ucdenver.edu to ask questions. ​​3



Questions for Admitted Students

 How do I know if I’m admitted?

You can check your admissions status on your appliction status page​.1

 Will you be hosting any Admitted Student events?

We will be hosting a variety of virtual events. Continue checking this webpage and your email inbox to learn more.

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 When is the deadline to accept my offer of admission?

We are here to work with and support you as you make your college decision. You can accept your offer of admission at any time on your application status page​​​. We don't require a monetary deposit, and your decision to accept your offer of admission is non-binding.​​3

 I declined my offer of admission—can I change my mind and accept my offer of admission?

We  understand that situations can change, and we're excited that you want to enroll at CU Denver.  To change your decision and accept your offer of admission, log into your application status page​. CU Denver does not require a monetary deposit, and your decision is non-binding.

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 What if I already committed to another college or university? Can I enroll at CU Denver?

You can change your mind and accept your CU Denver offer of admission on your application status page​. Please let the other college or university know about your decision.​

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 When can I expect my financial aid package?

Financial aid award letters will be sent by email to admitted students before the end of March. While you wait for you award letter, please monitor your UCDAccess portal To Do List​ and submit all requested documents.

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 My family’s financial situation has changed—who can I talk to about my options?

If you or your family has had a recent change in financial circumstances, we recommend speaking with a financial aid advisor.  You can schedule a phone appointment with an advisor through the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office webpage​.

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 How do I sign up for academic advising and New Student Orientation sessions?

​If you haven't already done so, accept your offer of admission on your application status page​. On this same page, click on the Orientation link in your Next Steps checklist.​​ Complete and submit your Orientation registration form.8

 How do I apply for student housing at Lynx Crossing (formerly known as Campus Village)?

Visit our Student Housing & Dining page​ to learn more about Lynx Crossing. You can apply for housing on this page using your CU Denver login credentials.9

 Can I change my CU Denver housing & dining preferences?

We understand that things change, and you may need to adjust your room type or meal plan. Please email housing@ucdenver.edu, and we will be happy to work through your specific questions with you.10

 How can I connect with other admitted students?

CU Denver has a couple of ways for you to get connected with your future classmates.  Check out our incoming fall 2020 GroupMe and Facebook​ groups.

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Questions for Current and Future Applicants

 Can I still apply for summer 2020 or fall 2020?

We will continue to accept applications for summer 2020 through May 31, 2020.  Applications for fall 2020 will be accepted through July 31, 2020.1

 How should I submit my application materials?

Submit your transcripts and test scores to admissionstranscript@ucdenver.edu. At this time, application materials mailed directly to CU Denver are not able to be processed until we physically return to campus.  You are highly encouraged to submit your materials electronically through online services like Parchment and Naviance.2

 What if I can’t get an official copy of my transcript(s)?

We understand that many high schools, colleges, and universities are operating remotely, and this may prevent you from obtaining official transcripts. We currently are accepting unofficial transcripts sent to admissionstranscript@ucdenver.edu to make admission decisions. Please note that you will need to submit official transcripts when they become available.3

 What if my SAT or ACT testing date was cancelled?

We understand that many recent and upcoming test dates have been cancelled. If this applies to you, please email admissions@ucdenver.edu. We want to work with you to complete your application file and get you an admission decision quickly.4

 How will I get my admission decision?

We are continuing to decision applications for admission! When your application is complete, we will review your file and provide you with an admission decision. You will be notified about your admission decision via email, and your decision letter can be viewed in your application status page​. Official admit packages will continue to be mailed to the physical address you provided on your application for admission; however, you may experience a 2-3 week delay in receiving your admit packet.5

 Who can I contact with questions?

Please contact admissions via email at admissions@ucdenver.edu or connect with your Admission Counselor​ directly.​6


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