Application Checklist

Make sure you're on track

Use our application checklist to make sure you have everything you need. If you have questions, you can always contact Undergraduate Admission by email at [email protected] or phone at 303-871-2036. You can also request additional information from your admission counselor.

Application Checklist

Submit Your Application

and the . You can fill out whichever application is easier for you, and we review both application types with equal attention.

  • Both application types include an essay requirement.
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    Submit Your Supporting Materials

    Submit your test scores

    1. We encourage you to take the SAT and/or ACT standardized tests. Once you receive your results, if you think your scores are an accurate representation of your ability, please send them our way. If you ultimately think that your test scores do not represent your abilities and potential, feel free to choose our test-optional process. Please be sure to review exceptions on this site.
    2. In order to remove the typically required item of “test score” from your application checklist, please be sure to indicate that you will be applying through our test-optional process on the Common Application or Pioneer Application. Please note that, if you select this option, test scores will not be used (even if submitted) for admission or merit scholarship consideration.
    3. If you choose to include a test score, we will require scores from either the SAT or the ACT. You are free to submit both, but this is not required.
    4. Submit your test scores via College Board or ACT using the following codes:
      1. SAT Code: 4842
      2. ACT Code: 0534
    5. We do not consider subject test or writing sections.
    6. Super score: If you’ve taken either test more than once, we’ll combine the best sub-scores to create your best possible composite result.
    7. If you receive an application fee waiver you have the option to upload ACT and/or SAT test scores to your application status page. Simply to choose the "Student Submitted Test Score" material upload type and send your official test scores through our site. You may also email us at [email protected]. Once we verify the score report, we will complete the test score requirement for your application. Please note this process may take 24-48 hours to complete.

    , or the Common Application.

    Alternatively, your counselor can mail your transcript to this address:
    Undergraduate Admission
    University of Denver
    University Hall
    2197 S. University Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80208-9401

    , the Common Application Secondary School Report, the or a personal letter.

  • You're welcome to submit additional letters from those that know you best and can speak to your academic abilities and personal qualities (a teacher, a coach, etc.). These letters are optional.
  • A profile (a free service designed to help students bring their application to life by highlighting your personal story via photos, videos and text). Simply copy and paste your ZeeMee link into your University of Denver application.
  • Additional Steps

    . Our school code is 4842.

  • . Both the student and at least one parent should have an FSA ID.
  • Complete the (FAFSA). Our school code is 001371.
  • Learn more about the process to apply for need-based aid on the Financial Aid website.