How to Apply
If you are applying to DU as an international student, there are a few steps you will need to take to make sure your application is complete. We will review your academic performance in the context of your home country's educational system and make sure that you have the necessary background to study here at the University of Denver. We want to make sure that you are prepared for success, and we are here to help you through every step of the application process.
If your native language is not English, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency in addition to your other application materials. If you are uncertain about your language skills, we also offer the option to study at our English Language Center to improve your proficiency.
If you have any questions, contact your admission counselor.
Early Decision Applicants
Submit your Early Decision Agreement Form.
- Students over 24 years old
Home schooled students
If you have been out of high school for three or more years and you do not have any previous college credit, you need to apply through the Common Application. We also ask that you submit a letter of recommendation from a recent employer.
Please submit a copy of your high school transcript that shows all completed coursework. You need to submit one letter of recommendation, preferably from a former teacher or counselor.
If you are applying to be a music student, you will need to submit a supplemental application from the Lamont School of Music. You will receive this after you've submitted your Common App or Pioneer App. You will also be required to submit an audition or portfolio. All music applicants must apply for the Regular Decision deadline. Contact the Lamont School of Music with any questions.
- Art/design majors
The majority of students interested in attending our Daniels College of Business will be directly admitted to the program of their choice. Some students will be asked to submit a secondary application to the Daniels College after the completion of their first year on campus.