Certificate Admission

Enhance your skills with a graduate certificate designed to help you take your career to the next level. Applications are reviewed for admission on a quarterly basis. Ready to upskill and earn a new credential?

Certificate Admission

Admission Requirements

Candidates for graduate certificates at University College are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in previous undergraduate work or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree.
    • An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master's degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.
Specialized Graduate Certificates
Please note that financial aid is not available for four-course Specialized Graduate Certificate students.
No Standardized Tests
University College does not require GRE or GMAT scores because we believe testing doesn't predict success. As a professional, your experience speaks volumes and our other admission criteria paints a better picture of your potential.

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.

Enrollment Term Application Deadline
  • Enrollment Term
  • Winter 2024
  • Application Deadline
  • November 10, 2023
  • Enrollment Term
  • Spring 2024
  • Application Deadline
  • February 16, 2024
  • Enrollment Term
  • Summer 2024
  • Application Deadline
  • May 3, 2024
  • Enrollment Term
  • Fall 2024
  • Application Deadline
  • July 26, 2024

You can expect a decision via email within two to three weeks after submitting a completed application.

Application Checklist

Complete the following to apply to a graduate certificate 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

    The $50 application fee is currently being waived for all applicants. The fee waiver will automatically be assigned once your application is submitted.

  • Official Transcripts

    A regionally accredited baccalaureate degree is required for admission. Submit one official transcript from each college or university. This includes transcripts for credit earned as transfer work and study abroad. In order to be considered "Official" transcripts must be sent electronically by the issuing college or university using a third-party agency to ucoladm@du.edu. Official transcripts may also be sent via postal mail in an unopened envelope that has been sealed by the issuing university.

    Official transcripts can be sent to:
    University College
    University of Denver
    Attn: Admission
    2211 South Josephine Street
    Denver, CO 80208

  • Résumé

    Submit a résumé via the application status page listing your current employer(s) and professional experiences.

  • Programs with Additional Requirements

The admission committee reserves the right to request a phone interview, letters of recommendation, or other relevant documentation, 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 of Denver. Materials will not be copied, returned, or released to the applicant or any third party. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/index.html


Student Support

Admission Support

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