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. The TOEFL and IELTS are two different English language proficiency tests accepted by CU Boulder as proof of English proficiency. CU Boulder does not accept any other tests as proof of English proficiency. International applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency with a passing TOEFL or IELTS score as set by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
TOEFL/IELTS Recommended Minimum English Proficiency Scores
Total scores must include a TOEFL writing subscore of 19 or higher or an IELTS writing subscore of 5.5 or higher. Scores may not be combined.
Proof of English proficiency is required for all international student applicants unless:
Sending Your TOEFL and IELTS Scores
Request that the testing agency submit your scores directly to the Office of Admissions. Scores must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than November 15 for spring applicants and June 15 for fall applicants. For more information on the TOEFL, go to www.toefl.org. For more information on the IELTS, go to www.ielts.org.
The CU Boulder school code for the TOEFL is 4841. IELTS does not have school codes. When requesting that your IELTS results to be sent to CU Boulder, have it sent to the following address:
Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Suite A122
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA
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.