Application Checklist

Make sure you're on track

Use our application checklist to make sure you have everything you need. If you have questions, you can always contact Undergraduate Admission by email at or phone at 303-871-2036. You can also request additional information from your admission counselor.

Application Checklist

Submit Your Application

Choose a Deadline

  1. Nov. 1 for Early Decision I and Early Action
  2. If interested in need-based aid, submit your financial aid application by Nov. 15
  3. Jan. 15 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision
  4. If interested in need-based aid, submit your financial aid application by Feb. 1

What's the difference between the deadline options?

  1. Early Decision is a binding agreement between you and the University that you will attend DU if you're accepted. You can only apply Early Decision to one school, and if you're accepted to DU via Early Decision, you must withdraw your applications from other institutions. You should only apply Early Decision if you're sure you want to be a DU student.
  2. Early Action and Regular Decision are non-binding applications, and you can apply to as many schools as you like for these deadlines.

Fill out your application

  1. We accept both the and the . You can fill out whichever application is easier for you, and we review both application types with equal attention.
  2. Both application types include an essay requirement.

Submit the application fee

  1. The application requires a $65 nonrefundable application fee.
    1. To pay online, please log back into your Common Application or Pioneer Application account.
    2. You can also pay by check or money order, mailed to Undergraduate Admission.
    3. If you're facing financial hardship, you can apply for a fee waiver. We grant these on a case-by-case basis, and you should speak with your high school counselor to determine if you're eligible. We accept waiver forms from reputable sources like .

Submit Your Supporting Materials

Submit your test scores

  1. We encourage you to take the SAT and/or ACT standardized tests. Once you receive your results, if you think your scores are an accurate representation of your ability, please send them our way. If you ultimately think that your test scores do not represent your abilities and potential, feel free to choose our test-optional process. Please be sure to review exceptions on this site.
  2. In order to remove the typically required item of “test score” from your application checklist, please be sure to indicate that you will be applying through our test-optional process on the Common Application or Pioneer Application. Please note that, if you select this option, test scores will not be used (even if submitted) for admission or merit scholarship consideration.
  3. If you choose to include a test score, we will require scores from either the SAT or the ACT. You are free to submit both, but this is not required.
  4. Submit your test scores via College Board or ACT using the following codes:
    1. SAT Code: 4842
    2. ACT Code: 0534
  5. We do not consider subject test or writing sections.
  6. Super score: If you’ve taken either test more than once, we’ll combine the best sub-scores to create your best possible composite result.
  7. If you receive an application fee waiver you have the option to upload ACT and/or SAT test scores to your application status page. Simply to choose the "Student Submitted Test Score" material upload type and send your official test scores through our site. You may also email us at Once we verify the score report, we will complete the test score requirement for your application. Please note this process may take 24-48 hours to complete.

Send your transcript

  1. Send your official high school transcript or verification of a GED.
  2. Your high school counselor can send your transcript electronically through , or the Common Application.

Alternatively, your counselor can mail your transcript to this address:
Undergraduate Admission
University of Denver
University Hall
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-9401

Send your letters of recommendation

  1. Counselors need to submit either the , the Common Application Secondary School Report, the or a personal letter.
  2. You're welcome to submit additional letters from those that know you best and can speak to your academic abilities and personal qualities (a teacher, a coach, etc.). These letters are optional.
  3. A profile (a free service designed to help students bring their application to life by highlighting your personal story via photos, videos and text). Simply copy and paste your ZeeMee link into your University of Denver application.

Additional Steps

Apply for need-based aid

  1. Complete the . Our school code is 4842.
  2. . Both the student and at least one parent should have an FSA ID.
  3. Complete the (FAFSA). Our school code is 001371.

Learn more about the process to apply for need-based aid on the Financial Aid website.

Check your application status

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Pay your deposit

If you've been accepted to DU and you want to join us as a student, submit your deposit online to confirm your spot.

Extra Steps

  • Early Decision applicants
  • Students over 24 years old

    足球直播比分If you've been out of high school for three or more years and you don't have any previous college credit, you can apply through either the  or the . You also have the option of submitting a letter of recommendation from an employer.

  • Home schooled students

    足球直播比分If you're a home schooled student, you can use the application process listed above. However, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a non-family member and you will be required to submit official ACT or SAT scores.

  • Students attending a non-graded school

    If you are attending a non-graded school, you can use the application process listed above. However, you will be required to submit official ACT or SAT scores.

  • GED students

    Please submit a copy of your high school transcript that shows all completed coursework. You need to submit one letter of recommendation, preferably from a former teacher or counselor.

  • Music majors

    If you're applying to be a music student, you'll need to submit a supplemental application from the Lamont School of Music. You'll receive this after you've submitted your Common App or Pioneer App. You will also be required to submit an audition or portfolio. All music applicants must apply for the Regular Decision deadline. Contact the Lamont School of Music足球直播比分 with any questions.

  • Art/design majors

    If you're applying to a BFA program, you must submit a portfolio. Contact the Art Department if you have questions.

  • Business majors

    The majority of students interested in attending our Daniels College of Business will be directly admitted to the program of their choice. Some students will be asked to submit a secondary application to the Daniels College after the completion of their first year on campus.