International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) strives to serve our O-1 scholars/employees at the University of Colorado Denver with the highest service. Since O-1 scholars will be employees of CU Denver, the majority of the services are part of the already available campus resources for CU Denver employees.

An O-1 VISA is reserved for an individual who has extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. This extraordinary ability must have been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim. The scholar must be coming temporarily to the United States to continue to work in her or his area of extraordinary ability. Furthermore, this person is within the small percentage of those who have arisen to the very top of their field of endeavor. For more information on this, please see the link below:

O-1 Criteria and Types of Evidence

See below for more specific information that will assist you in your time at CU Denver: