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Applications are submitted through the Graduate Admissions web site.  Additional information is available about the admissions process as well as answers to frequently asked questions about the application process.  Applications should be submitted by December 15 and all materials (including letters of recommendation and test scores) received by January 1.

Application Requirements

In addition to general information, you will be asked for the following during the application process:

  • Personal statement (should include information about past research, current research interests, etc.)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Unofficial transcript (scanned or other electronic version in PDF format)
  • Contact information for references (must submit at least 3 and no more than 4)
  • Application fee of $60 for domestic students and $80 for international students

In addition, you will also need to have the following test results sent to the University of Colorado Boulder (institution code 4841):

  • GRE general test results required for all applicants
  • GRE physics subject test results required for all applicants except those applying to the geophysics program
  • TOEFL test results are generally required of non-native English speakers who did not attend university in an English speaking country.  See the graduate school page for more information.

Application Deadlines

  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15 and all materials (including letters of recommendation and test scores) must be received by January 1.

More information can be found on the admissions process page, the frequently asked questions page, and the Graduate School application page.