Transfer Applicants

Looking for a new path?

Are you a transfer student? DU defines a transfer student as someone who has taken, or is currently taking, college-level courses after having completed their high school education. 

Every year, we welcome around 200 transfer students to our undergraduate ranks. If you've worked hard in college so far, been involved at school and in the community, and you're open to new challenges and ideas, then we hope you'll apply to join us at DU.

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    Application Checklist

    To apply for admission, you must complete the Common Application, submit a $65 application fee, submit your academic transcripts and send along your test scores (optional). You may also choose to provide an optional letter of recommendation.

    Transfer Application Checklist


    Are you a transfer student who is a Colorado resident? If so, apply to DU during the 2021 Colorado Free Application Days - October 19 - 21!

  • Application deadlines

    Application Deadlines

    We need to receive your application materials by the dates below for each respective quarter of study:

    • Fall Quarter: April 1 priority deadline, June 1 final deadline
    • Winter Quarter: October 15
    • Spring Quarter: February 1 (limited space; applications are considered on a case-by-case basis)
    • Summer Quarter: May 1
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Common Application

We accept the Common Application. The Common Application is utilized by hundreds of schools across the U.S. and abroad.

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Additional Steps

If you're a business, music, or art major, you'll have a few extra steps to complete for your transfer application.

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Academic Standards & Transfer of Credit

Have you challenged yourself, both in and out of the classroom? We have guidelines for transferring college credit and what kind of work we like to see from transfer applicants.

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Veterans Services

We offer a range of services for applicants from military backgrounds. From understanding tuition and aid to career advancement and advising, our Office of Veterans Services is here to make sure you have the information you need during the application phase and beyond.

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Merit Scholarships

Seventy percent of our undergraduate transfer students receive some kind of merit-based aid. We offer a range of scholarships for undergraduate students, from merit aid to grants and departmental awards.

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Interested in seeing what DU is all about? Join us for an in-person or virtual visit to campus! You'll get a chance to speak with current undergraduates and admission counselors, and learn about academics, student life and more.

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Financial Aid

If you're applying for financial assistance as a transfer student, you'll need to submit the FAFSA and complete a CSS Profile. Check out our detailed financial aid instructions and contact us if you need assistance. We award more than $168 million in undergraduate financial assistance annually.

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Academic Programs

We offer more than 100 undergraduate academic programs, including dual-degree programs and a wide range of majors, minors and concentrations. Our philosophy is based in interdisciplinary study and hands-on learning, with opportunities for experience in the community and the professional world. Create a program that fits your interests and matches up with the coursework you've already finished. Whether you're a scientist, an artist or somewhere in between, we'll help you find the path that suits your passion.

 

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Find your home

We’re a glance from downtown Denver and a stone’s throw from the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is a hub of urban bustle and natural beauty, and our campus gives you the best of both worlds.

You can explore Denver's arts culture and active social life, with plenty of music venues, galleries and museums to keep you busy. As one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, Denver has developed a burgeoning startup economy full of opportunities for rising entrepreneurs.

Take a day and discover the variety of Colorado's landscape, from towering peaks to rolling sand dunes. Exploration lies at the heart of our culture, and our location makes inspiration easy to find.

After all, location is everything. We're here to help you bridge the space between a vivid academic life and a promising career, no matter what passion you choose to pursue.

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