The CC to CU Denver Admission Promise is a program where students from the Colorado Community College System can easily and seamlessly transfer to CU Denver to achieve a bachelor's degree. Students who meet the requirements of the program are automatically admitted to CU Denver. Students receive academic advising support to make this transition when they are attending community college and after they transfer to CU Denver.
You must be first time-freshmen in your first semester at one of the community colleges participating in the program. A first-time freshman is defined as having no college credit enrollments after graduation from high school or after earning a GED. There are no high school GPA or ACT/SAT test requirements to participate in this program. Once you are admitted to the Transfer Promise program, your continued participation depends on meeting its requirements. In AY 2011-2012, first-time freshmen admitted in either the Fall or Spring semester will be eligible to participate.
In 20011-2012, the five public community colleges in the Denver Metro area will be participating in the Admission Promise program. They are: Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, and Red Rocks Community College.
Registration is simple. Interested students first apply online to one of the participating community colleges. The community college application has a link to the Admission Promise program and you simply check the box to indicate your intent to participate in the program. If you have already been accepted at a participating community college and are a first-time freshman, the Admissions and Records office at your community college will have the necessary form for you to complete.
If you have already completed your application to a participating community college for the fall 2011 semester and are a first-time freshman, you may still register your intent to participate in the CU Denver Admission Promise program. In order to do so, go to the Admissions and Records Office at your community college to complete the necessary form no later than March 15, 2012. Please note, this manual process is only available to students who are first time freshmen and who completed the online application for the fall 2011 or spring 2012 semester.
Students who didn't sign up for the program during the application process or who previously attended college can still transfer to CU Denver. The University participates in the statewide guaranteed transfer program and has joint agreements with the other public colleges and universities in the state to assist with student transfer. Please talk with your community college advisor for other transfer options if you don't qualify for the Admission Promise. In addition, the Admissions Office of CU Denver will advise you about transferring to the University to complete a baccalaureate degree.
You can visit the Admission Promise website at ucdenver.edu/admissionPromise. In addition, your community college advisor can direct you to the website where you can sign up. Don't forget that you need to sign up as you complete your application to the community college.
We anticipate expanding the program in 2012-2013 to students from all other community colleges in the Colorado Community College System that want to participate.
- CU Denver Advisor. CU Denver will provide Admission Promise participants a CU Denver advisor to assist you every semester with selecting the courses you need to earn your associates degree and transfer to CU Denver as a junior. University majors have pre-requisites—courses that are essential foundations for advanced study in each particular field. From the various community college courses offered in required core disciplines (social sciences, arts and humanities, math, science, etc.), your Admission Promise advisor can help you select the classes that best fit the requirements of your chosen major at CU Denver. Selecting these community college courses will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge areas you will need to succeed in pursuing a bachelor's degree. In addition, your community college advisor will help you select the courses you need to earn your AA or AS degree. So you will have two advisors who will support and assist you in reaching your goals.
- CU Denver Workshops. As an Admission Promise participant, you will be invited to the CU Denver campus for workshops about the services and programs that will be available to you as a CU Denver student. You will have a chance to meet faculty and students in your chosen field while you are attending the community college.
- CU Denver Application Fee Waived. Graduates of the Admission Promise program have their transfer application fee (currently $50) waived.
The Admission Promise program coordinator will contact you and assign an advisor from the major area you wish to pursue. If you are unclear about a major, you will be assigned an advisor who can help you select an appropriate major that fits with your talents and career goals.
Yes, so long as you have met the requirements of the Admission Promise agreement. And as you transition to the University, you will continue to receive advising help. By the time you complete your associate's degree, you will have visited CU Denver more than once, met faculty in your major, learned about the pace and expectations of University coursework, and become familiar with the student services available to you. The Admission Promise goal is to help you transition smoothly from your community college to CU Denver and achieve your goal of a bachelor's degree.
Yes, you may be able to. As long as you have met the state-wide guaranteed transfer requirements, you may be admitted as a regular transfer student to the College of Liberal Arts and Science.
There is no charge for participating in the Admission Promise program; help and guidance from University advisors is provided free of charge. And students who complete the Admission Promise and earn an associate's degree won't have to pay the transfer application fee. Of course, you are responsible for paying the tuition and fees charged at your community college and, after transfer, at CU Denver.
Admission Promise students, like all other transfers to CU Denver, may transfer no more than 60 semester credit hours to their baccalaureate program. Consulting with the CU Denver and community college advisors will help you avoid taking credit hours that won't transfer.
Transfer students in the Promise program are not required to live on campus. As a CU Denver student, you will automatically have access to an RTD transit pass (bus and light rail) that can help you get to campus from home or work.
- If you plan to pursue a bachelor's degree after you finish your associate's degree, then this program may be right for you. Check out the many undergraduate degrees at CU Denver to find the degree that is right for you.
- If you want a University of Colorado degree but think you cannot afford it, then the Admission Promise may help you achieve your dream by providing a guaranteed path to transfer: meet the requirements of the Admission Promise and CU Denver guarantees to welcome you as a junior transfer student.
- If you are not yet decided about your major, the Admission Promise may still be good for you; your CU Denver advisor, as well as your community college advisor, can suggest majors that lead to careers that fit your talents and goals.
- If you are planning to enroll at one of the metro Denver community colleges, chances are that CU Denver is within commuting distance (using your University-issued RTD transit pass). Courses are offered days and evenings and on-line to fit the schedules of students, most of whom work while going to school.
- If you want to complete your college education efficiently and earn your bachelor's degree from a premier urban university then the Admission Promise is a good choice for you. CU Denver provides high quality undergraduate programs, opportunities for out-of-classroom learning through internships, undergraduate research and service learning, and a path to post-baccalaureate professional programs. Financial aid and some scholarship programs are available.