Apply to CU Boulder
Interested in becoming a Buff? We have four steps to help you get started.
Connect with your admissions counselorOur counselors are friendly and supportive! They help students apply to CU Boulder by providing academic advice, application information and campus life tips. colorado.edu/admissions/connect
Find us on socialBy joining us on social media, you’ll be the first to hear important announcements and get a chance to connect with @FutureBuffs.
Explore our campusWe have a pretty amazing location, and we’d love for you to visit campus. Our Explore CU Boulder program, designed for students who have not yet applied, provides you with a chance to explore life as a CU Boulder student within a single day. Offered in the fall and spring. Learn more and register at colorado.edu/visit/admissions.
Apply to CU BoulderWe’re here to help you as you apply to CU Boulder. Connect with us to learn about deadlines, essay questions and the qualifications necessary to apply to CU Boulder. colorado.edu/admissions
First-Year Student Admissions Checklist
- Complete the Common Application
- $50 nonrefundable application fee
- Personal essay and
CU Boulder writing supplement
- One academic letter of recommendation
- Official high school transcript or equivalent
- Official SAT/ACT score
All of the above materials and fees must be submitted by Nov. 15 or Jan. 15 to be considered for admission.
First-Year Student Application Deadlines
Office of Admissions
125 Regent Administrative Center
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday (fall through spring)
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday (summer)