Fall 2020 Applications

To be considered for the University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL), you must be an incoming first-year student who has been admitted to the University of Colorado Denver as a full-time undergraduate student. The Fall 2021 application will be available December 2020. Early applications are encouraged.

  • Feb. 1 -  Priority admission deadline
  • March 15 - Regular admission deadline

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.

  • $10,000 in UHL scholarships over four years
  • Opportunity 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
  • Innovative curriculum that provides a unique path to satisfying the university’s core curriculum requirements with a wide range of multidisciplinary courses
  • Opportunity to choose between minors in multidisciplinary academic honors or an honors program in leadership studies with no additional course work
  • International education experiences, including study abroad programs with fellow UHL students
  • Opportunity to participate in state, regional, and national honors and leadership conferences
  • “University Honors” designations on your diploma and transcript
  • Access to the UHL house with work space, computers, printer, copier, meeting room, and UHL staff and faculty

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