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Biomedical Sciences Program

Frequently Asked Questions

​What is the application deadline each year?
December 1

What does my completed application need?

  • Completed application form (Online Application)
  • Include application fee information 
  • Upload Statement of Purpose, CV, academic and non-academic experience 
  • Requested test scores to be sent directly from Education Testing Service to the University of Colorado (Institutional Code 4875). A subject code is not required.
  • Submit ONE official copy of your transcripts from each college or university attended. Official copies must be sent directly from the college or university attended. Those submitted by the student will not be accepted.
  • THREE letters of recommendation

I submitted my application, now what?
The Admissions Committee comprised of the Biomedical Science directors and faculty members will review your application file and decide whether to offer you an interview at our interview weekends in February. If you do not receive an invitation or a letter of decline, your application is put on a waitlist. The Committee has until April 15 to notify you of their decision. Applicants are invited for an interview weekend that starts Thursday night and runs through Sunday morning. 

Where can I send my official transcripts?
Please have one official copy of your transcript sent to the following address:

UCD Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
1380 Lawrence Street Suite 1250
Denver, CO 80205-3364

I received an invitation for an interview. What do I need to do next?
The Biomedical Science Administrator will contact you about your travel and help make arrangements convenient for you. All travel arrangements are handled by the Biomedical Science Program. The Program covers expenses for transportation, lodging, and meal expenses during your travel and visit.

Are there dietary options for the meals during recruitment weekend?
Yes, all dietary needs can be accommodated. Please be sure to notify the Program Administrator of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What can I expect during the interviews?
The interviews are one-on-one talks with the professors and members of the Admissions Committee. They last up to 30 minutes. You may bring any additional information you would like to share. Current students will escort you to and from your interviews.

What should I wear to my interview?
Most candidates wear nice slacks or pants paired with a nice shirt or sweater. You may wear a suit, but it isn't customary. Keep in mind comfort and fluctuating temperatures and weather.

Will I be able to talk with other graduate students about their experience in the University of Colorado Biomedical Science Program?
Yes, our graduate students play an important and integral part in coordinating our interview weekends. You will be taking to and from your interviews by a current or previous program student, and they can answer your questions about thes Program and give you the "inside scoop" about their experience here. Candidates will have the opportunity to attend dinners, social events, and see highlights of Denver, all arranged by our current students.


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