How to Apply

Requirements & Checklists

We’re pleased that you’re interested in coming to DU, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to feel confident in the application process. If you have any questions, contact your admission counselor.

Please note that First-Year admission for Fall 2021 is closed and we are no long accepting applications. The First-Year application for Fall 2022 will open in August 2021. Please email with any questions. 

  • Pioneer App

    The Pioneer Application is our own specialized college application. It's unique to DU, and you can use it to submit all your materials at once.

  • Common App

    The Common Application is a standardized application that's accepted by hundreds of institutions in the U.S. and abroad. If you're applying to multiple Common App schools, this may be your best choice.

Admission Standards

Depending on whether you are a first-year applicant or a transfer applicant, you'll have different standards to follow:


Application Checklists

Depending on what type of applicant you are, you'll need to submit some additional items with your application: 


Bachelor Completion Program

Have you started a bachelor's degree in the past? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for our bachelor degree completion programs. We allow you to transfer up to 96 quarter credits (64 semester hour credits) towards your BA at DU, and we add a service learning component that allows you to develop and fully take advantage of the skills gained from your coursework. Many of our bachelor completion programs are available entirely at night or online.

Completion Program