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Freshman Admissions at CU Denver

Undergraduate Admissions: University of Colorado Denver
 

Getting In

What you need to know about how and when to apply


Apply early

At CU Denver, freshmen can apply up to one year before their intended term of enrollment. In order to secure housing, meet important financial aid and scholarship deadlines, and have the best course availability, we encourage our freshmen to apply early. Most freshmen apply during fall of their senior year of high school.

We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we can usually notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks. Applications reviewed through an admissions committee process or those where additional information is requested may take more time.

​Apply online

  1. Complete the online application. Be sure to include all requested information and complete all steps in the application process.
  2. Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via PayPal or credit card by logging back in to your application. You may also mail a check to the address on the left and make check payable to University of Colorado Denver. Write your name and date of birth on the front of the check. If you qualify for a fee waiver, please have your counselor email a fee waiver request.
  3. Request an official high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions. A hand-delivered transcript may be considered official only if delivered to the admissions office in the original sealed envelope. Faxed transcripts are unofficial. Electronically delivered transcripts are only accepted from a high school counselor or through Parchment/Docufide, SENDedu, Naviance, etc. and are considered official when received. A final official high school transcript showing your date of graduation also will be required.
  4. If you did not graduate from high school, request official GED test scores be sent directly from the certifying agency to the CU Denver Office of Admissions.
  5. Request that Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores be sent directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions (SAT school code – 4875, ACT school code – 0533).
    NOTE: If test scores are posted on your high school transcript, a separate score report DOES NOT need to be requested from the testing agency.

 

Questions? 303-315-2601 or admissions@ucdenver.edu​​

Checking your status

You can check your application status by visiting the Prospective Student Portal using the same username and password sent to you via email (these emails can take a few business days, and may arrive in your Junk folder). 

Please Note: It can take 10-15 working days to post transcripts, fees and other credentials so check back frequently to see if your application is complete.


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