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.
- Complete the online application. Be sure to include all requested information and complete all steps in the application process.
- Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via 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.
- 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, Naviance, etc. and are considered official when received. A final official high school transcript showing your date of graduation also will be required.
- 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.
- 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.
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