Jennifer Long

As a Transfer Student, Why Choose CU?

Transferring to a new university can be an exciting yet daunting endeavor. An important question to ask yourself is which school is right for you? The University of Colorado Boulder excels in many different areas - with 11 different research institutes, a top rated Business School, and one of the...

Felicia Hamilton

As an In-State Student, Why Choose CU?

The college application process is exciting, stressful, exhilarating and overwhelming all at once. You’ve all but made it to the end of high school and freedom is in sight! Sometimes, the most exciting part of applying to schools is thinking about all of the new places that could be your...

Michelle Trimpe

As an International Student, Why Choose CU?

Why choose CU Boulder as an international student? Studying in the United States is an exciting opportunity that provides students new experiences that prepare them for their future career and studies. Some of the reasons students choose to pursue higher education include building expertise in a subject, gaining international experience...

Jill Diaz

As an Out-Of-State Student, Why Choose CU?

I have been fortunate enough to travel many places in my life, from across the nation to across the globe. You know what the best experiences have been for me? The ones where I am traveling alone. Why? Because I don’t have a security blanket of a friend or family...

Kate Ward

Writing Personal Essays

As an admissions counselor, one of my primary roles when I am on the road during the fall is attending college fairs, high school visits and other events throughout the year to meet with prospective students and families and answer their questions about CU. You can imagine all the of...

Colleen Newman

What We Look for in Your Application

The University of Colorado Boulder employs a holistic application review process. Wait, what? Yes, a holistic application review process. How many times have you heard that phrase spoken at a college fair, application workshop or a high school visit? Do you really know what that means? Do you trust that...

Mari Foisy

Funding Tips: Financial Aid and Scholarships

I’m not going to sugar coat this: planning how you will pay for college takes some work. If you’re willing to put in the time now, you can rest assured knowing you explored all your options and took advantage of every possible cent available to help cover your college costs...

Cameron Sadafi CU Boulder International Admission Counselor

International Counselor Life on the Road - Latin America

On my most recent visit to Latin America, I had the pleasure of meeting students and educators in Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. I had a wonderful time experiencing all of the incredible cultures, foods and, of course, the amazing students. I...

Ryan Kelley

Debunking Early Action Myths

Early action. Early decision. Regular decision. Rolling admissions. If you are a senior in high school, you have undoubtedly heard these terms. However familiar the admissions terms may be, there are still a lot of myths that can leave students with misinformation about their application process. Today, we are debunking...

Katie Holdgreve-Resendez

Make the Most of Your College Visit

It’s that time, time to start figuring out where the next chapter of your life is going to take place. A decision that is not to be taken lightly, a decision that is up to you; not your parents, not your friends, not your siblings, you. This is going to...

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