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Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, Fedex)           

Office of Admissions/International

University of Colorado Boulder

3100 Marine Street - 65 UCB

Bldg RL3 Suite A122

Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

 For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International

University of Colorado Boulder 

3100 Marine Street  Suite A122 

65 UCB        

Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

1. Application for Admission

2. Official transcripts

Official certified copies of your previous academic records (transcripts) are required. All records should be submitted with original stamps. For the following countries, only the official English language transcript is required:

Bangladesh, British Commonwealth countries, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey (for any university if the student’s major is taught in English), United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

For all other countries, all records should be submitted in the native language with original stamps. All credentials written in languages other than English must be accompanied by a literal certified English translation.

For your college/university attendance (tertiary level), submit all official transcripts, mark sheets, or grade reports, and any certificates, degrees, diplomas, or statements of graduation or completion from each college or university attended (except any campus of the University of Colorado). Documentation is required regardless of the length of attendance, whether or not courses were completed, and whether or not you believe the record will affect your admission or transfer credit. Failure to list and submit  transcripts from all institutions previously attended before enrolling at CU-Boulder is considered to be a violation of academic ethics and may result in the cancellation of your admission or dismissal from the university.

Students from China and India must be particularly careful to submit complete official academic credentials (for university level work). Every page of each document must bear an original stamp or seal of the institution. Chinese students must submit both Chinese language and English translations of transcripts and diplomas and must submit diplomas showing every degree awarded. Students from India must submit individual marksheets for each semester or year, in addition to separate diplomas showing every degree awarded.

3. $70 USD nonrefundable application fee

The application fee can be paid online via credit card at the time you submit your application or in the form of an international money order or a check drawn from a U.S. bank and made payable to the University of Colorado after you submit your application (or if using a printed application). If submitting a check or money order, include your full name and birth date so that it can be properly credited to your application.

If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at another University of Colorado campus, and you are applying to an undergraduate degree program on the Boulder campus, you are not required to pay the application fee.

4. Standardize GRE

Scores on specific examinations are required in some instances. Refer to information provided by the department to determine what is required. Please request that the appropriate testing service report scores directly to the University of Colorado Boulder. The institution code for the GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL exams is 4841.

5. Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores

While it is possible to be academically admitted to the university prior to sending your TOEFL/IELTS score, your Form I-20 immigration document cannot be issued until we receive your official results and the English proficiency requirement is met.

Request that the testing agency submit your scores directly to the Office of Admissions. For more information on the TOEFL, go to The CU-Boulder college code for the TOEFL is 4841. For more information on the IELTS, go to Some departments do not accept the IELTS test so please check with your program.  CU-Boulder does not accept any other tests as proof of English proficiency.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic study at a U.S. institution or at an institution in a country where English is the native language (i.e., Australia, U.K.) at the time you apply, or if English is your native language, you are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

NOTE: English proficiency scores are not required for international applicants from the following countries: Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britian, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

6. Proof of Financial Support

Financial Statement for International Applicants

If your application for admission is otherwise complete, it can be reviewed regardless of whether or not we have received your financial statement. If you are academically eligible for admission to the university and you need a Form I-20 (for an F-1 visa) or a Form DS- 2019 (for a J-1 visa), you must provide the financial statement with required documentation before your admission can be finalized and before any immigration forms can be issued to you.

7. Immigration Transfor Form, if applicable

International students with F-1 immigration status who are transferring from one U.S. institution to another must complete the F-1 immigration transfer form before admission can be finalized. This form is automatically sent to you if necessary. Only admitted students who have decided to attend CU-Boulder are required to complete this form. The form is not required for an admission decision.

8. Scan of your passport

If you already have a passport, please make an electronic scan (PDF) and attach it to your application as an “additional application item” in the "Upload Documents" section of the online application. If you do not yet have a passport, please submit the scan once it is available to  All admitted international students are required to provide a scan of their passport. If you do not provide such a scan with your application materials, and if you are admitted, we will not be able to finalize your admission until such a scan is provided.