Fall 2021 Applications

To be considered for the University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL), you must be either an incoming first-year student or an transfer/upper division student with at least 45 credits or an associates degree and will attend the University of Colorado Denver as a full-time undergraduate. Applications for a fall 2021 admission is now available. Early applications are encouraged.

  • Feb. 15 -  Priority admission deadline for first-year students
  • March 15 - Regular admission deadline for first-year students

Honors and Leadership Program Benefits

The CU Denver University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL) is our university-wide undergraduate honors program, offering both a traditional academic honors curriculum and an honors program in leadership studies. UHL offers students an array of opportunities that aren't available to the typical undergraduate and does so within an environment that simultaneously promotes educational excellence, social and intellectual community, teamwork, and individual initiative.

Just a few reasons to consider UHL...

Access to the UHL house with work space, computers, printer, copier, meeting room, and UHL staff and faculty

Innovative curriculum with a wide range of multidisciplinary courses taught by leading faculty

UHL scholarship and opportunities to apply for additional UHL-specific scholarships

Membership in a cohort-based community that provides intellectual and social opportunities from the moment you arrive on campus

Opportunity to earn a minor in multidisciplinary research methods, leadership studies, or honors and leadership

International education experiences, including study abroad programs with fellow UHL students

Opportunity to participate in state, regional, and national honors and leadership conferences



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