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Application Process for First-Year Students

Keep your timeline in mind.


Students who thrive at the University of Denver have a strong character, a drive to achieve and a dedication to improving our society. Highly motivated, intellectually curious, physically active and possessing a worldview that transcends borders, these students find their place at DU, get involved and make a difference.

If this describes you, then we welcome you to apply for admission to the University of Denver.  To learn more about the academic factors considered in our admission process, please review our standards for admission.

Your first step in the application process is deciding when to apply. You have two options: Early Action (EA), which is non-binding, or Regular Decision (RD). Here are the timelines for each:

Early Action (non-binding)

Regular Decision

Applications submitted after January 15 will be considered on a case-by-case, space-available basis.

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