How to Apply | University of Colorado Boulder

Please submit your application and all required application documents as soon as possible! As the deadline has passed the application may become unavailable at any time. Your application will not be considered complete until we receive the application itself, you may choose to apply using the CU-Boulder application or the Common Application, the application fee (or fee waiver), an official high school transcript, official standardized test scores (either the SAT or the ACT), two essays and one academic letter of recommendation. You can review all of our required application components on the .

Two essays are required for CU-Boulder's undergraduate admission application.
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The United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) awards funding (up to $300) to individual graduate students each academic semester to support travel to academic conferences, meetings, or other events related to the student's studies. Students are eligible to receive travel aid only once in their tenure as a CU-Boulder graduate student. This allows more students a chance to get funding. Please review the Policy and example essays below. Please note that students from departments with high participation at UGGS assembly meetings (attended 75% or more of the meetings in the previous semester) will receive 5 points of their application grade based on such attendance.


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These University of Colorado - Boulder college application essays were written by students accepted at University of Colorado - Boulder
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The general application requires completing a resume and general essay. Additionally, most of the program specific scholarships may require writing a special essay, submitting recommendation letters, providing examples of studio projects, and/or documenting eligibility. Any scholarship that has financial need as criteria for eligibility also requires a completed . The application requirements for each scholarship vary and are available in the MYCUBoulder or MyCUInfo portal.