The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder is once again offering a program that allows qualifying PhD applicants to waive their application fees until November 15, 2020.

The program is intended to support our college's strategic vision to become a premier destination for U.S. graduate students.

The minimum requirements for the waiver are:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Applicant must be applying for a PhD program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Applicant must be applying to enroll in fall 2021
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.4 GPA from their accredited undergraduate institution
  • Applicant must meet all department requirements for their PhD programs

The waiver will be applied automatically to qualifying students in the application portal; no code is needed. Questions may be directed to Meredith Canode, director of graduate programs, at meredith.canode@colorado.edu.

In addition, the Graduate School offers application fee waivers for Project 1000 applicants, McNair Scholars, and active Peace Corps and AmeriCorps volunteers. Contact gradadm@colorado.edu to request a waiver. All active duty U.S. military veterans, those who have previously served, those in the National Guard, and those on active reserve will automatically have their application fees waived.

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