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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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What Happens to My Application After I Apply?

You've hit submit on your application and now you’re anxiously awaiting your decision! Here in Colorado, our dedicated admissions staff are busy processing and evaluating every application that we receive in order to get those admission decisions sent out as promptly as possible. Each year, I continue to be impressed...

Steven Mann CU Boulder veteran student

Top 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition for Veterans

I'm currently in my senior year pursuing a major in mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences, with a minor in Technology Arts & Media. Originally from Magnolia, Texas, I transitioned from active duty after a little over 5 years of active duty in the Marine Corps to CU...

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Early Action: 7 Things You Need to Know

1. CU Boulder’s Early Action (EA) deadline is November 15. Be sure you get your application and all required materials in by November 15 to qualify for our Early Action Deadline! Many schools in the nation have an Early Action or Early Decision deadline of November 1, but CU Boulder...

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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...

Jordyn Matthews, CU Boulder current transfer student

5 Things to Know When Transferring to CU Boulder

I am currently a senior graduating in December with my double major in neuroscience and psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences here at CU Boulder! I transferred at the beginning of my sophomore year from Louisiana State University. I have a lot to share about my transfer experience,...

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Life as a CU Boulder International Transfer Student

When I decided that I wanted to transfer schools in the spring of 2018, I had no idea where I wanted to go or if I even wanted to continue with the same major. I have always been that kind of person who has a plan and follows it through,...

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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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How to Best Utilize Virtual Visits

It’s that time of year again, but I think we all know this fall looks a *bit* different than it has in the past. Instead of meeting you in-person in your classrooms, school gyms, or even big convention centers, we are all becoming very familiar with the immense variety of...

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Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Campus Visit!

Where to attend college is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s life, and an important part of any college search process is visiting campus. But what do you do when you can’t physically visit campus and only virtual visit options are available? Below are some tips...

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