Undergraduate Certificate Admission

An Undergraduate Certificate is ideal for those with a high school diploma seeking new skills or an undergraduate credential that can lead to a bachelor's degree, or those who already hold a bachelor's and want to add new skills to their repertoire.

Undergraduate Certificate Admission

Admission Requirements

Candidates for Undergraduate Certificates through University College are evaluated based on the following criteria

  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
No Standardized Tests
University College does not require SAT or ACT 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 an undergraduate certificate program.

  • Application Form

    Applicants must complete the application 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.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

    Official high school transcript with graduation date, official verification of the High School Equivalency Diploma (GED), or official college transcripts with credits earned after high school graduation. 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.

Please note that financial aid is not available for four-course Undergraduate Certificate students.

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