|Term||Priority Scholarship Consideration||Deadline if outside the US||Deadline if Inside the US|
|Fall (August)||March 1||July 15||August 8|
|Spring (January)||October 1||December 1||January 4|
|Summer (June)||N/A||May 1||May 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.
Deadlines vary by program. Please check with your program of interest for specifics.
Upload your transcripts into your application or send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to send us transcripts/mark sheets from each institution attended. Please review the documentation requirements for your specific situation:
Electronic documents are preferred. If you are sending through a electronic delivery service, academic records should be sent through acceptable channels, such as Parchment, Naviance, eScrip-Safe, or SPEEDE/National Student Clearing House.
We accept unofficial transcripts from foreign institutions and official transcripts from US institutions during the admission process; however, we will need official transcripts from those foreign institutions by the end of your first semester at CU Denver. If you provide us unofficial documents, you will need to go through document verification.
Yes, holders of some visa types are eligible for in-state tuition (Colorado residency) under certain circumstances. Please contact Clay Harmon (email@example.com) for more information.
No, we perform our own evaluations in-house. We only require that you submit your transcript(s) or mark sheet(s). If your transcript was issued in a language other than English, you must also provide a certified English translation of the transcript.
CU Denver does not have a preferred translation provider; we recommend that you use an ATA member company.
Yes. Please provide a brief description as to why you are not able to pay the application fee and we will review it on a case-by-case basis. Contact us by email with your response.
Choose F-1 as the visa type and email us with details about your visa type, and we will change your record as appropriate.
DACA recipients are considered domestic students, not international. For additional information, visit the ASSET/DACA Students webpage.
Coursework from other colleges and universities may be transferrable. A transfer credit evaluation will be performed once you are admitted to the university. For additional information about transfer credit, please visit the Degree Audit & Transfer Credit page.
Yes. Credits can be transferred as long as the university is recognized by the appropriate local authorities of the country where the institution is located.
Students will automatically be considered for Automatic Merit-based scholarships and will receive notification of this award in their offer of admission. If you would like to apply for additional merit-based scholarships and need-based aid, a Financial Aid application is required.
It typically takes 10-15 business days for electronic scores to arrive at the university. Our office updates standardized test scores received every Friday. Our school code is 4875.
For undergraduate applicants, it generally takes two weeks after we receive all the required materials to evaluate your credentials and make a decision on your admission.
For graduate applicants, the admission timeline varies on a program-by-program basis. Contact your department for more information.
At CU Denver, we have Club Sports. Club sports are intercollegiate athletic teams funded (and often founded) by students. Unlike varsity sports, which the NCAA oversees, many club sports are governed by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), a nonprofit organization that promotes intramural and club athletics. Please note that there are no scholarships for sports.
CU Denver does not offer sports scholarships.
You will be required to provide individual course descriptions/syllabi to transfer in credit from schools outside the US.
Denver is one of the most beautiful areas in the country with its 300 days of sunshine per year, easy access to the mountains, and within close proximity to several National Parks. Locating in the heart of Downtown Denver, CU Denver offers you access to hundreds of great bars, restaurants, shopping areas, etc.
Please visit the Student Organizations webpage to find more information on the organizations and clubs we have here at CU Denver.
For Sponsored Student information, please visit the Sponsored Student Information webpage. Please do not hesitate to contact the Sponsored Student Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (303) 315-0066.
Yes, you have the option to defer your application or admission; please fill out the request form below. You may defer your application up to three times and up to one year from the term you originally put on your application. For example, if you originally applied for fall 2020, the latest you can defer your application is fall 2021. After those three requests or if you need to defer more than one year later, you will need to complete a new application.
You can request to change your major up to three times.
You cannot change your program of study; you must withdraw your current application and submit a new application to the new program.
Upon admission, students will receive notification that lets them know if they are eligible for the scholarships and the instructions to apply. If you are planning to apply for a graduate program, you need to contact the program you are interested in for scholarship opportunities. Graduate scholarships may be available on a program-by-program basis.
Once you have completed the Immigration Clearance Form (ICF), the Office of International Student & Scholars Services (ISSS) will mail your I-20 and it should arrive within roughly two weeks. Please visit ISSS for more information on Pre-Arrival, Arrival at CU Denver, I-20/DS-2019 Timeline, and more.
There is no solid deadline, but it is preferable that you reply as soon as possible in order to start your visa and arrival planning process.