You must be a first time-freshman in your first semester at one of the community college participating in the program. A first-time freshman is defined as having no college credit enrollements after gradduation from high school or after earnig a GED. There are no high school GPA or ACT/SAT test requirements to participate in this program. Once you are admitted to the Admission Promise program, your continued participation depends on meeting its requirements.2
Registration is simple. Interested students first apply online at one of the participating community colleges. The community college application has a link to the CU Denver Admission Promise program and you simply check the box to indicate your intent to participate inthe program. If you have already been accepted at a participating community college and are a first-time freshman enrolled in your first semester, you may apply to the program by completing the online form. 4
Access to a CU Denver advisor: As a CU Denver Admission Promise participant, you will have access to a CU Denver academic advisor during your first semester at the community college. You will be required to meet with your CU Denver advisor every semester to help keep you on track for eventually earning your bachelor’s degree at CU Denver. University majors have pre-requisites—courses that are essential foundations for advanced study in each particular field. 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 be successful in pursuing a bachelors degree. Additionally, your community college advisor will help you select the courses you need to earn your AA or AS degree. This means you will have two advisors who will support and assist you in reaching your goals.
Access to CU Denver workshops: As an Admission Promise participant, you will be invited to the CU Denver campus for various workshops and events that will help you become familiar with resources available on campus. You will have a chance to meet faculty and students in your chosen field while you are attending the community college. To receive announcements about our events, please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CUDenverAdProm/
$50 CU Denver application fee will be waived. Graduates of the Admission Promise program have their transfer application fee (currently $50) waived.
If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree after you finish your associates 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. Visit our main website for more information: www.ucdenver.edu.
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 a good choice 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 evening, weekends, 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.