Applicants for fall admission to the master’s and PhD programs in Computer Science must complete the following steps no later than Dec. 15 of the preceding year. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

General Application Steps

Please see the FAQs page for common questions about these steps.

  1.  Complete the Online Application. 
  2. Pay the $60 application fee ($80 for international applicants). This can be submitted via credit card while applying online.
  3. Submit your GRE scores. Verbal and quantitative are required for entrance into the PhD program. (MS optional and required only for students with lower than 3.0 and higher than 2.75 GPA.)
  4. Submit your TOEFL scores, if you are an international student.  
  5. Submit at least THREE letters of recommendation. Requests to your recommenders are made through the Online Application, and your recommenders will not receive notification until you submit the application.
  6. Upload unofficial copies of your transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate institution that you attended, regardless of length of attendance and whether you completed the courses. Failure to list and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended is considered to be a violation of academic ethics and may result in the cancellation of your admission or dismissal from the university.
  7. Upload your Statement of Purpose in the Online Application. Statement should include why you want to pursue graduate work in Computer Science and what you would like to do after you have received your degree.

You must submit your original/official transcripts once you have been accepted to the program. Once you’ve been accepted, your transcripts, supporting credentials and correspondence in reference to your application should be sent directly to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553

For overnight or express mail send to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street Building RL3
Suite A122
Boulder, CO 80309-1058
303-492-6301

You must submit your original/official transcripts once you have been accepted to the program. Once you’ve been accepted, your transcripts, supporting credentials and correspondence in reference to your application should be sent directly to:

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder 
3100 Marine St Suite A122 
65 UCB 
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International                
University of Colorado Boulder                      
3100 Marine Street - 65 UCB
Bldg RL3 Suite A122
Boulder, CO 80309-1058 USA

Questions should be directed to CS Graduate Admissions.