Admission Requirements

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If you have taken any college-level coursework at a regionally accredited college after high school graduation (or equivalent), you will be evaluated as a transfer student. If your only college coursework was taken while concurrently enrolled in high school (prior to graduation), you will be evaluated for freshman/first-year admission.


The cumulative GPA is calculated as or converted to a 4.0 scale and will include all college or university course work attempted, including course work from foreign institutions.​ Although high school transcripts are not required for an admission decision, if you have 24 or more college level semester hours completed, we highly recommend you submit them as they may help in the satisfaction of certain degree requirements.

CU Denver Transfer Guides

CU Denver Transfer Guides assist Colorado community college students who plan on transferring to CU Denver. In close partnership with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), CU Denver Transfer Guides provide school/college specific degree plan information; outlining courses that can be taken in the first two years at a Colorado community college, as well as the courses that remain to be taken at CU Denver towards completion of a baccalaureate degree. By following the recommendations on the Transfer Guides, community college students will be best prepared to transfer to CU Denver seamlessly; graduating on time (per school or college timelines), with minimal debt or loss of transfer credit.

Students attending a four-year within Colorado and/or an out of state institution, may use the Transfer Guides as a reference to their intended degree courses and requirements, but are encouraged to use CU Denver’s Transferology tool to identify specific course transferability, as well as connect with a pre-transfer advisor at CU Denver (at least one semester prior to their intended semester of enrollment).

Note: Transfer Guides are updated per each academic year and may change with recently approved course updates. We highly encourage you to connect with a CU Denver academic advisor (at least one semester prior to your intended semester of enrollment) in your discipline for pre-transfer advising- specifically tailored to your degree goals and progression. 

Transfer Admission Requirements*

​Our students are some of the best and brightest individuals who are driven to pursue their passion. Learn more about what it will take to join their ranks as a CU Denver Student in one of our schools or colleges. Admission requirements vary by school and college so be sure to know what is required of your program before applying.

*GPA requirements below apply to students with 24 or more college credits.

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