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Undergraduate Admissions

Step One: In-State Requirements

Oftentimes, prospective cadets are unaware if they qualify for in-state tuition at CU-Denver. The residency requirements apply to all PUBLIC universities in the state of Colorado. If you have any further questions, please contact your prospective school's registrar's office.

In-State Residency Guidelines

Step Two: Apply to CU-Denver

Apply for admission to CU-Denver during your senior year of high school. We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible in the Fall of your senior year to ensure you receive the strongest consideration for scholarships and admission. 

Learn How to Apply to CU-Denver

Step Three: Apply for Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Though it is not required to receive a scholarship in order to join Air Force ROTC at CU-Denver, we encourage high school seniors to apply to the U.S. Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program (HSSP). You may be eligible for full or partial scholarships that help you pay for tuition. Apply for an Air Force ROTC scholarship during your senior year of high school.

Learn More About ROTC Scholarships

Step Four: Apply for CU-Denver Scholarships

The University of Colorado Denver offers scholarships based on financial need and academic merit. Check the link below for scholarships you may be eligible for.

CU-Denver Scholarships


The University of Colorado Denver is a 4-year public university serving the Downtown Denver area. Some popular majors include Biology, Psychology, Music, Fine Arts, and Architecture. Cadets are required to commute to Boulder for AS class and LLAB. 

Also, if you need further help, refer back to the main page click "How to Join" Tab, and then click "Step 4 Register for Class" to reference the Course Registration Briefing PowerPoint.

Register for AS Class and LLAB


Travel Time: ~30 min via I-25 and US-36

All CU-Denver cadets are only required to drive to Boulder once or twice a week for LLAB. If you want to participate in extracurricular clubs or activities, expect to drive to Boulder more often. The cadet wing in the Denver Metro makes sure every cadet has transporation to Boulder and back.