How do I sign up for the GRE?

You may learn where and when to take the GRE from the Educational Testing Service.

What is the "Institute Code" for CU Boulder?

The Institute Code for both the GRE and TOEFL is 4841.

What are the minimum TOEFL / IELTS scores required?

A minimum of 560 in paper based, 220 CBT or 83 iBT; or an IELTS score of 6.0 is required for international students unless you meet the graduate admissions English Proficiency Requirements. Regardless of the conditions mentioned at English Proficiency Requirements, if you want to be considered for funding, TOEFL or IELTS is mandatory.

Who should I ask to submit recommendation letters?

We highly recommend that these letters be obtained from members of the academic community.

Where should my recommenders mail my letters?

Do not have recommenders mail letters. Please request your referees to submit letters of recommendation via the online application system.  

Do you need my official transcripts when I apply?

We no longer require official transcripts for the review process. Official transcripts are only required once an applicant confirms the intent to enroll.

Do you really need transcripts from every institution I’ve ever attended?

Yes. This includes community colleges, summer sessions and extension programs. While credits from one institution may appear on the transcript of a second institution, unofficial transcripts must be submitted from each institution, regardless of the length of attendance, and whether or not courses were completed.  

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.