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Undergraduate Admissions: University of Colorado Denver
 

Getting In

What you need to know about how and when to apply


 

Applicants are considered for transfer student admission when the application, application fee and all required credentials have been received. We practice "rolling admission" and once your file is complete, we can usually notify you of your admission status within two weeks.

 

​How to apply for admission

  1. Complete the online application for undergraduate admission Be sure to include all requested information and properly submit the application as instructed.
  2. Application Fee: You may pay the non-refundable $50.00 application fee with a credit card or E-check online, or by money order or check from a U.S. based financial institution. Make your check payable to the University of Colorado Denver, write your name and date of birth on the front of the check and mail it to the office of Admissions at the address listed below.
  3. Request that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions from each college or university you have attended, even if you transferred credit from one institution to another. Official transcripts are also required from foreign institutions, and if not in English, must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If you are currently enrolled in courses, have an official transcript sent showing credits completed to date and also request that a final official transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions when you finish your courses. Hand-delivered transcripts 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 participating institutions through Parchment/Docufide and are considered official when received.
  4. If you have completed fewer than 30 college-level credits, also request that an official copy of your high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions. If applicable, also request an official copy of your GED score report. 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 participating institutions through Parchment/Docufide and are considered official when received.
  5. If you have completed fewer than 13 college-level credits, also request that American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores be sent from the testing agency directly to the UC Denver office of admissions (ACT school code – 0533, SAT school code 4875).
    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.

 

Music admission

Music admission is a competitive process that considers transfer admission criteria as well as additional application requirements, including scores on the AMMA examination and audition results (an audition deferment is available for applicants to the music industry studies emphasis area).

Music applications are considered only for fall semester, and early application is encouraged. Complete music applications are reviewed beginning on February 15, and the final deadline for a complete application is April 15.

Students not admitted to the music major or those who wish to begin studies in the spring or summer semester may be considered for general admission as an undeclared major in the College of Arts & Media. For additional music admission information, visit http://cam.ucdenver.edu/meis or call 303-556-2279.

 

Transferring from another CU Campus

If you have not yet earned a CU degree and are presently enrolled or were most recently enrolled as a degree seeking student at another campus of the University of Colorado, you are not required to submit University of Colorado transcripts or pay the application fee. To apply for admission online without paying the fee, mark "pay by check" when prompted for fee payment. The fee requirement will be removed when your application is processed. You should submit all other documents as outlined in the how to apply section, and you will be evaluated for admission according to CU Denver transfer admission requirements.

If you completed a degree at another CU campus, you must pay the application fee when applying for CU Denver admission, and submit official transcripts from each college and university you have attended, except the University of Colorado. You will be evaluated for admission according to CU Denver transfer admission requirements.

If you are under age 22 and are presently enrolled or were most recently enrolled as a nondegree student at the Denver Campus of the University of Colorado, you must submit an official high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores regardless of the total number of college credits you may have completed. You are not required to submit a CU Denver transcript, but should submit the application fee and all other required documents as outlined in the how to apply section. You will be evaluated for admission according to the CU Denver transfer admission requirements.

 

 

Address to which all credentials should be sent:

University of Colorado Denver
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 167
PO Box 173364
D enver, CO 80217-3364

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

​Priority application dates

For priority admission consideration (except Music applicants), the application and all credentials should be received by:

  • July 22 - for fall semester
  • December 1 - for spring semester
  • May 1 – for summer semester

Note: While enrollment in certain courses is never guaranteed, early application for admission is strongly advised in order have better course availability at the time of registration as well as to meet financial aid and scholarship deadlines.

​Checking your status

You can check your application status by visiting the Prospective Student Portal using the same username and password you used to apply for admission online. If you submitted a paper application, go to the Prospective Student Portal and click "Need Help" to create your account.

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

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