2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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Application Information for Undergraduate International Students

The University of Colorado Denver provides a diverse array of baccalaureate majors, minors, certificates, and teacher licensure options to meet the ever-changing demands of a global society. Undergraduate education programs consist of a general core curriculum, a major, and elective courses for all areas of study. The campus-wide core curriculum develops proficiency in writing and mathematics, cultivates a breadth of knowledge, promotes critical thinking, allows for the flexibility to meet career goals, and helps develop sensitivity to cultural diversity and international perspectives.

A list of all undergraduate programs, including minors and online programs, is available here.

Everyone is welcome to apply. CU Denver values a culture of inclusion and does not discriminate on aspects of identity, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, religion, and socioeconomic background.

CU Denver seeks to identify applicants who are likely to be successful in a rigorous academic program of study. Admission decisions are based on many factors, the most important being:

  • Previous academic performance
  • Evidence of academic ability and accomplishment as indicated by scores on national aptitude tests
  • Evidence of maturity, motivation, and potential for academic success

CU Denver may deny admission to applicants or readmission to former students whose total credentials indicate an inability to assume obligations of performance and behavior deemed essential by the university.

After completing the application process, official notification of your admission status is provided by International Admissions.

Note: The University of Colorado Denver reserves the right to change the admission decision at any time if additional credentials are received that affect your qualifications.

Application Deadlines

Term Priority Scholarship Consideration Deadline if Outside the US Deadline if Inside the US
Fall 2024 March 1, 2024 July 10, 2024 July 31, 2024
Spring 2025 October 1, 2024 December 6, 2024 January 3, 2025
Summer 2025 N/A April 27, 2025 May 9, 2025

The university may change document/credential deadlines in accordance with enrollment demands. For the best admission and immigration experience, applicants should apply as early as possible. Admission to the university does not guarantee the availability of desired courses. For an applicant to be considered for a specific term, all documents required for admission must be received by the deadline for that term. Applicants who are unable to meet the deadline may elect to be considered for a later term (see Term Change Requests). Please allow sufficient time to have transcripts sent from previously attended institutions.

Application Processing

Your application will be processed and you will receive a decision within 10 business days of CU Denver receiving a complete application.