Application Deadlines

TermPriority Scholarship ConsiderationDeadline if outside the USDeadline if Inside the US
Fall (August)March 1July 15August 8
Spring (January)October 1December 1January 4
Summer (June)N/AMay 1May 23

CU Denver uses rolling admission processing for undergraduate applications. You will receive your admission decision within ~10 business days of submitting a complete application.

How to Apply

1

Submit Online Application

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Be sure to write down the email that you use for your application as well as your password. You can submit the application before you have provided your test scores and documents.

2

Submit Test Scores

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SAT or ACT scores are required only if you will graduate from a high school inside the US. Send your score to us using the codes below (scores reported on official high school transcripts are considered official test scores).

ACT codeSAT code

0533

4875

Proof of English Language Proficiency

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You may meet the ELP requirement if you meet ANY of the options listed below. You are required to submit documentation to prove your fluency. 

You must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) in order to be considered for full admission. Undergraduate applicants (except Nursing) will be considered for conditional admission if they apply without adequate proof of ELP. 

1

English Language Proficiency Tests

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2

Citizenship Exemption

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3

Coursework Completion

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4

CU Denver ESL Academy (Level 5) Graduation

International applicants may meet the English language proficiency requirement for any program of study at CU Denver by successfully completing every class in level 5 at CU Denver’s ESL Academy.

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Additional Tests

Additional tests to meet ELP requirements will be accepted for Spring 2021 moving forward. International Admissions must receive the official score report.

 Test Required Minimum Subscore

ACT
- English

 18
SAT
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
480
Advanced Placement (AP)
- English Literature and Composition
 3
International Baccalaureate (IB)
- English A Literature (HL or SL)
- English A Language and Literature (HL or SL)
4
General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-Level
- English Literature
- English Language
 E
General Certificate of Education (GCE) AS-Level
- English Language
 E

6

LynxDirect Pathway Program

If you do not meet any of the English Language Proficiency requirements above, you may be considered for admission to the LynxDirect Pathway program through the CU Denver ESL Academy. To be considered for admission to this program you must meet the score requirements below on your ELP tests(s) or successfully completed Level 4 at the ESL Academy.

  TOEFL iBT IELTS Duolingo
Comprehensive/Overall Band Score 70 6.0 95

Important Follow-up

Depending on the major you are applying to, you may have additional requirements.
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Some majors have a two-step admission process: after being admitted to CU Denver, you must also complete additional requirements for the major of our choice. If you are applying for one of the following programs, please review their additional requirements: