At CU Denver, first-year students can apply up to one year before the semester they plan to start attending. In order to secure housing, meet important financial aid and scholarship deadlines, and have the best course availability, we encourage our first-year students to apply early. Most first-year students apply during the fall of their senior year of high school.

We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we can usually notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks. Applications reviewed through an admissions committee process or those where additional information is requested may take a little longer.‚Äč

Application Checklist

1

Start Planning

Check requirements, find your major, meet a counselor, schedule a tour.

2

Apply Online

Be sure to include all requested information and complete all steps in the application process.

3

Send Official Documents

Send your official documents with your transcript.

4

File your FAFSA

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA.

1) Start Planning

2) Apply Online

To complete the online application, you will need to have the following information handy.

  • Personal information
  • Family information
  • Previous school or college information

3) Send Official Documents

4) File Your FAFSA

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). To be considered for the best aid available, complete your FAFSA and submit any requested documents by our priority deadline of April 1.

CU Denver FAFSA School Code 004508

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