How to Apply

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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.

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Submit Post-Secondary School Transcripts

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Submit Test Scores

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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. Some graduate applicants will be considered for conditional admission if they apply without adequate proof of ELP. 

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English Language Proficiency Tests

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Citizenship Exemption

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Coursework Completion

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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.

Important Follow-up

Depending on the major you are applying to, you may have additional requirements.
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Depending on the program you are applying to, you will have additional requirements such as letters of recommendation, a resume, and a statement of purpose

Click on the school pages below for admission requirements and deadlines specific to your preferred program.

After reviewing your file, International Admissions may determine that we require additional documents. In this case, you must provide all requested documents in order to complete your application. 

Business School Mailing Information

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University of Colorado Denver
Business School Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 165​ PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364​
University of Colorado Denver
Business School
1475 Lawrence St.
Denver, Colorado 80202

Contact the Business School

College of Architecture and Planning Mailing Information

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University of Colorado Denver
College of Architecture and Planning
PO Box 173364 Campus Box 126
Denver, CO 80217-3364
University of Colorado Denver
College of Architecture and Planning
1250 14th Street, Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80202

Contact the College of Architecture and Planning

College of Arts & Media Mailing Information

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University of Colorado Denver
International Admissions
Campus Box A005/1001 P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
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University of Colorado Denver
College of Arts & Media
1150 10th Street, Suite 177
Denver, CO 80204

Contact the College of Arts & Media

International applicants may meet the English language proficiency requirement through any of the options below for previous coursework completed.

 

Options for Previous Coursework Completed to Satisfy Admissions ELP Requirement
Earn an associate or bachelor's degree in the US
Earn a post-secondary credential (comparable to a US associate or bachelor's degree) in any of the exempt countries listed above
Earn a post-secondary credential (comparable to a US associate or bachelor's degree) at an exempt-country-accredited school located in a non-exempt country

Earned 12 or  more credit hours in a master or doctoral degree program in the United States, an exempt country, or at an exempt-country-accredited school in a non-exempt country AND

- Earned an overall college-level GPA of 3.0 or higher

International applicants holding citizenship from the following countries do not need to prove their English language proficiency for admission to CU Denver:

  • Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom

Note: This list is based on the United Kingdom government’s list of countries exempt from proving English ability when applying for a UK student visa.

Minimum Score Requirements

Note: The university minimum scores listed below apply to most graduates programs, with the exception of programs in the College of Nursing Check with your individual program to verify the minimum score required.

 TOEFL iBTIELTS ACADEMICPTE ACADEMIC
Overall Score796.558
Reading185.542
Listening175.542
Speaking205.542
Writing175.542
DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST
Overall Score105
Literacy85
Conversation85
Comprehension85
Production85

How to Submit Your Scores

Use the information below to submit your scores electronically:

TOEFLIELTS, PTE, and Duolingo

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Some graduate programs require standardized test scores (such as GRE or GMAT) for admission. If your program requires a test score, you should send your score from the testing agency. We require official scores for an admission decision. Be sure to verify the requirement below with your program's school or college.

GRE/GMAT Requirements

School or CollegeGeneral Testing Requirement

Business School

GRE or GMAT required for all programs

College of Architecture & PlanningGRE waiver available with 3.0 GPA
College of Arts & MediaGRE required
College of Engineering, Design, and ComputingGRE not required for most MS and MEng programs.

DUE TO COVID-19: the GRE requirement has been temporarily waived for all graduate programs.
College of Liberal Arts & SciencesGRE not required for many programs; check your specific program
School of Education & Human DevelopmentGRE not required for all programs
School of Public AffairsGRE not required, but recommended for GPA below 3.0

How to Send Your Scores

Use the information below to send your scores electronically.

TOEFL & GREIELTS, PTE, Duolingo and GMAT

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Document Requirements

Post-Secondary/University/College Transcripts
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You are required to submit complete transcripts from ALL post-secondary/university/colleges you have attended even if you did not graduate from the school. 

Notice: International Admissions reserves the right to deny an application or rescind an application decision where the applicant fails to disclose educational work performed. Reasonable attempts to obtain missing academic records must be documented and verified for a conditional admission decision to proceed. View our frequently asked questions or contact us for more information. We are here to help!

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