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University of Colorado Denver

Freshmen Admissions

Welcome to CU Denver!

We're here to help you become a Lynx

Becoming a Freshman at CU Denver

Alternative Credits

Discover what credits we'll accept, so you don't have to start at square one.

Alternative Credits

How to Apply

Get more info on how to apply, and what documents we'll need from you.

How to Apply

Accepted - What's next?

There's a lot to take care of after you're admitted. But fear not, we're here to help.

Accepted Freshman

Freshman Student Admissions

Information for first-time college students

College is a​ big deal. But you already know that - it's why you're checking out CU Denver. You might already know about our industry-leading internship opportunities, and how they open doors for our students at some of Denver's best employers. Maybe you also knew why our location in the heart of downtown Denver is so unique, with its urban lifestyle at your fingertips and the Rocky Mountains as your backyard playground.

Maybe you already knew all of that, which is why you're here - you're ready to learn more about how to get in. This site is for you - the first-time Freshmen - packed with information you need to know about how to applywhat it takes to gain admission and what you need to take care of once you're accepted, with tons of links to other great spots - like housingfinancial aidscholarships and academics.

International Students

CU Denver boasts a very diverse student body population. With students from over 80 countries across the globe, our campus' rich multicultural tapestry is open, safe and welcoming to all students who wish to "Learn with Purpose."

Get more information about international student admissions from the Office of International Affairs.​​​​


Application Deadlines

Spring 2017 Term
January 1, 2017


Summer 2017 Term
June 1, 2017


Fall 2017 Term
August 1, 2017



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