Lucia at Red Rocks in Colorado

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...

Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado, USA

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...

Student Ambassadors

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...

professor helping a student

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...

Camila Taylor

I've Confirmed, What's Next?

So you’re #BoulderBound? Congratulations! We are incredibly excited to welcome you to the Forever Buffs family. Choosing your college takes time, effort and maybe too many trips to the counseling office, but you did it. And now we’re here to help you with the rest of the way to your...

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College Signing Day Social Celebration!

Join our College Signing Day social celebration, Wednesday May 1. Be a part of our Instagram social media challenge for a chance to win great prizes and Buff gear throughout the day! Simply follow the rules listed below in order to enter the competition and have a chance to win...

Students moving into the residence halls

Top 5 Tips for International First-Year Students

You’re coming to Colorado! CU Boulder rests at the end of your travel itinerary, but where will you rest once you get here? Do not put off finding housing any longer. A first-year Freshman is required to live in the residence halls, but options can be limited, especially if you...

Karen Ganss, Assistant Director, CU Boulder Office of Admissions

I've Been Admitted, Now What?

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance to the University of Colorado Boulder. Your first task after being admitted should be to celebrate - we had a very academically competitive applicant pool this year. So go ahead, high five that teacher who wrote you a letter of recommendation, call family...

Kyra Loch, Communication & Marketing Coordinator, Student Affairs

Campus Life as a Buff

Deciding which college to attend involves many factors, but it’s worth the time and effort to find the best fit for you. With innovative academic courses and student-centered programming, CU Boulder is an excellent choice. If you are in the process of making a decision and considering CU, here are...

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