Applications are reviewed on a first come, first reviewed basis.
All transcripts, letters of recommendation and ALEKS scores must be turned in by the application deadline. Late application materials will not be accepted.
In order to apply for the Applied Computer Science online degree program, prospective students must meet all of the following requirements:
One of the following required
*Note: "Calculus for Business" courses do not meet the prerequisite. If you took this course, you will still need to take ALEKS online course.
In addition to our general admission requirements, all international applicants are also required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency.
Visit https://www.colorado.edu/admissions/international/english-proficiency to view the most up to date English proficiency requirements, as set by CU Boulder Admissions.
*Note: Applicants are evaluated based on their overall application.
Note: Meeting the minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee your admission.
As part of the admissions process students must:
- Complete an admissions application and pay the $50 application fee ($70 for international students)
- Provide a personal statement of 200-1000 words explaining why you are interested in the Applied Computer Science degree. Reflect on your personal strengths (e.g. intellectual passion, academic abilities, disposition to work with professional colleagues) and lived experiences that will enable you to succeed in the program.
- Provide two (2) letters of recommendation. Your references should be able to provide information regarding your ability to succeed in the program. References from relatives and friends will not be accepted.
- Submit all official transcripts directly to CU Boulder from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be sent to email@example.com or mailed to the Office of Admissions.
Transfer Credits from CU or Outside Institution?
Visit our Curriculum page for details on the policies for transfering credits.