Bachelor's Admission

It's time to finish what you started. We're looking for motivated learners who have completed at least one year of undergraduate credit. Applications are reviewed for admission on a quarterly basis. Ready for your fresh academic start?

Bachelor's Admission

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program at University College are evaluated based on the following criteria.

  • Completed 40 quarter hours (27 semester hours) of transferable credit in academic subjects from a regionally accredited institution. If you have between 40 and 44 quarter hours, you must also submit high school transcripts or official verification of the High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    • Don't meet the transfer credit criterion? Speak to our Bachelor of Arts Completion Program academic advisor to learn about your options to get started.
  • At least three years of work experience beyond high school
  • Professional commitment and written language skills, as evaluated through the Personal Statement
    • We consider any special circumstances that may have influenced your previous academic performance; feel free to address this in your statement
Want to know what credits will transfer in before you apply to the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program? Submit a copy of all your unofficial transcripts to our academic advisor.

Application Deadlines

At University College, applications are accepted throughout the year with four deadlines. Submit your online application by the deadlines outlined below to start in your preferred enrollment term.

Deadlines
Enrollment Term Application Deadline
  • Enrollment Term
  • Fall 2018
  • Application Deadline
  • August 10, 2018
  • Enrollment Term
  • Winter 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • November 9, 2018
  • Enrollment Term
  • Spring 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • February 8, 2019
  • Enrollment Term
  • Summer 2019
  • Application Deadline
  • April 26, 2019

You can expect a decision via email within two to three weeks after submitting a completed application to the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program.

Application Checklist

Complete the following to apply to the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program.

  • Application Form

    Start a new application using your email address, name, and birthdate (you will receive a temporary PIN) at gradadmissions.du.edu/apply. Applications for the University of Denver must be submitted online.

  • Application Fee

    A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay online or by phone with a credit card or via mail by check or money order.

  • Personal Statement

    A personal statement (two-pages double-spaced, 450-550 words) is required. The statement should include information on how the degree will enhance professional and educational goals. Please include one example illustrating when you have been faced with a challenge and how you have overcome the challenge drawing on resources and personal strengths. In addition, please identify any obstacles that may stand in your way toward completion and ideas you have for managing these obstacles.

  • Résumé

    Submit a résumé via the application status page listing your current employers and professional experiences, as well as your personal and community involvement.

  • Official Transcripts

    Submit one official transcript from each college or university where academic credit was earned. Send electronically to ucolba@du.edu or send unopened, official transcript package to:

    University of Denver
    University College
    ATTN: Undergraduate Admission
    2211 South Josephine Street
    Denver, CO 80208

The admission committee reserves the right to request a phone interview and/or letters of recommendation when reviewing an admission application. Applications and fees are valid for the term for which you have applied, after which point you may be asked to submit an updated application and fee to re-activate your application file. All materials submitted as part of any application for admission to the University of Denver become property of the University. Materials will not be copied, returned, or released to the applicant or any third party.

Transfer Credits

Past credits do not expire, but must meet three general criteria to transfer into the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program.

1) The Subject Matter (the course must be comparable to a course taught at the University of Denver).

2) Accreditation (the institution where the credits were earned must hold regional accreditation, the highest level of accreditation offered or recognized internationally).

3) The Grade Earned (only courses where a grade of C-/1.7 or better was earned will be eligible for transfer.

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Admission Team
University College Building
2211 South Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80208