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3 Tips to Creating the College Essay

The college essay is your opportunity to communicate directly with the people reviewing your application. The admissions committees at the schools you apply to want to learn something about you, hopefully something that shows reflection and growth. When they are reading your essay, they are also trying to get a...

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Letter of Recommendation Tips

College application season is in full swing! It is good advice to start early on your college applications so that you can be sure to have all the required documents together and submitted well ahead of the deadline. One document that you’ll definitely want to begin preparing early is the...

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Student Veteran Q&A

I'm currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science, with a Music Technology certificate. Originally from Rockville, Indiana, I served 4 and a half years in the United States Army as an infantryman with Bravo Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. I served two tours overseas in support of Operation...

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5 Early Action Myths, Debunked

Early action. Early decision. Regular decision. Rolling admissions. If you are a senior in high school, you have undoubtedly heard these terms. But do you really understand the difference between them? There are a lot of myths surrounding these different decision deadlines that can leave students with misinformation about their...

Hideyuki Nakanishi CU Boulder transfer student

Life as a CU Boulder International Transfer Student

Name: Hideyuki Nakanishi Home Country: Japan Major: Aerospace Engineering Status: International transfer student Transferred from: Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston) How did I find CU Boulder? By intuition! I always choose to do what I feel is right or might be right. You may realize later that this is a...

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Ready, set, apply! Your Need-to-Know Guide to Application Season

It’s August 1, which means it’s college application time! Everything you’ve done and accomplished to this point was in preparation for the next step of your educational journey, starting with your college application. As the Common Application opens up for another year, we’re here to help you. Despite all the...

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Will my credits transfer to CU?

“Will my credits transfer to CU Boulder?” This is a question that we, as CU Boulder transfer credit evaluators, hear several times a day. And yes, it is indeed one of the most important aspects of a prospective student’s transfer process, but there is more complexity to this question than...

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5 Steps to Follow for a Successful Transfer

Beginning the process of transferring schools is an exciting time-- you’re embarking on the path towards the future you see for yourself, and that is incredibly empowering. We know that this transition can also seem a little mysterious and intimidating. We are here to assist. Your transfer admission counselors want...

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What We Look for in Your Application

Nov. 30, 2020

Holistic review. If you are a senior in high school doing research on what colleges look for in your application, you’ve probably heard that term A LOT lately. But do you really know what it means? A holistic application review means we look at the application itself, all required documents...

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As a Transfer Student, Why Choose CU?

Transferring to a new university can be an exciting yet daunting endeavor. But how do you know which school is right for you? The University of Colorado Boulder excels in many different areas-- with 12 different research institutes, a top-rated school of business, and one of the nation’s most comprehensive...

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