Impact of COVID-19 on Admissions Considerations
We understand that the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive to all and that student experiences in response to the disruption have not been equitable. In response to these events, we recognize that some applicants will have concerns about the impacts these events could have on admissions. University of Colorado Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science is dedicated to recruiting and supporting diverse, talented students and we are dedicated to holistic application reviews and supporting students when they arrive on campus.
We want to be clear that we understand
- students have been facing and will face unprecedented challenges during this time.
- testing centers and schools have suspended operations.
- many students and institutions have chosen to adopt the Pass/Fail (or Credit/No Credit) option due to these events.
- due to this disruption students may not have performed to their usual abilities during times of remote study or challenging classroom adjustments.
- some research projects will have been interrupted or will be incomplete as a result of university and facility closures.
- many students will be unable to take on internships and summer research programs or other professional development initiatives, as they had planned.
- there are myriad other challenging circumstances that have arisen in individuals’ experiences.
We will take this all into consideration as we review applications holistically, understanding that our goal continues to be a graduate student cohort of future leaders, full of diverse life experiences and perspectives that will add new dimensions to our existing graduate community. If you have any questions about your specific circumstances, please contact: Meredith.Canode@colorado.edu, Director of Graduate Programs, CU Engineering.
Be well and stay safe and healthy.