To encourage Colorado residents to continue their education, we are waiving application fees for Colorado Free Application Day on October 30, 2018. That means if you submit your admission application between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on October 30, 2018, you can apply to CU Boulder for free!


Here’s how it works:


  • Transfer Students: No special steps are necessary for Colorado residents to qualify for Colorado Free Application Day; your fee will automatically be waived when you submit your application on October 30, 2018.

  • Freshmen: Within the Common Application and the CU Boulder Member Questions section, you’ll see this required prompt: “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?” Choose “Colorado Free Application Day (Colorado residents only)” in the dropdown. You will then see another required field: “Please provide your University of Colorado Boulder fee waiver code here”. Enter “#FreeAppDayCO” in the field provided. Your fee will be waived as long as you submit your completed Common App and Member Questions on October 30, 2018.

The fee waivers will be valid for applications submitted on October 30, 2018 only. To walk through the key steps in the application process, visit CU Boulder’s How to Apply web page.