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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.

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Admission Requirements

Domestic Students
International Students

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.

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

    • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    • English Proficiency
      Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Duolingo English Test (DET), or C1 Advanced are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Applications will not be processed until the required TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or C1 Advanced score is received. The TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, and C1 Advanced scores are valid for two years from the test date and are considered official only when received directly from the testing agency.
      • The minimum TOEFL score accepted by the University is 80 (iBT) or 550 (pBT). Applicants should achieve at least 20 in all TOEFL subscores on the internet-based exam. When requesting official TOEFL scores, please refer to institutional code 4842 and department code 01 for graduate admissions.
      • IELTS: The minimum IELTS score accepted by the University is 6.5. Each individual band score must be 6.0 or higher.
      • C1 Advanced: The minimum C1 Advanced score accepted by the University is 176.
      • Duolingo English Test (DET): The minimum Duolingo English Test score accepted by the University is 115. Each individual subscore must be 105 or higher for Literacy, Comprehension, and Conversation and 95 or higher for Production. Official Duolingo scores must be received for admission review.
      • English Language Exemption
        Exemptions: Applicants are generally exempt from the English proficiency test requirement if they have any of the following:
        • Secondary/high school diploma from a school where the language of instruction is English.
        • 30 semester credits of coursework from a university or college where English is the sole language of instruction and examination.
        • The admission committee reserves the right to request English proficiency scores when reviewing an admission application.

    No GRE or GMAT Scores

    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

    Domestic Students
    International Students

    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
    Winter 2024 November 10, 2023
    Spring 2024 March 11, 2024
    Summer 2024 May 3, 2024
    Fall 2024 July 26, 2024

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

    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. The application deadline for international applicants is earlier to accommodate the extra steps required for evaluation.

    Enrollment Term Application Deadline
    Winter 2024 September 15, 2023
    Spring 2024 December 08, 2023
    Summer 2024 February 23, 2024
    Fall 2024 May 6, 2024

    You can expect a decision via email within four to six weeks after submitting a completed application.

    Application Checklist

    Domestic Students
    International Students
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    Application Form

    Applicants must complete the application online.

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    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.

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    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

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    Résumé

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

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    Application Form

    Applicants must complete the application online.

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    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.
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    Official Transcripts

    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. In order to be considered "Official" transcripts must 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
    If transcripts are issued in a language other than English, an official, certified translation must accompany the original-language transcript.

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    English Proficiency

    All applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language are required to submit proof of English Language Proficiency regardless of citizenship and/or U.S. residency. See admission requirements above for score requirements.
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    Résumé

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

    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.

    FAQ

    Domestic Students
    International Students
    Why aren't SAT or ACT scores required?
    Scores don't tell the whole story. We rely on your other application materials to determine your potential.
    Are certificates eligible for federal student loans?
    Financial aid is not available for the four-course undergraduate certificate.
    Is every program offered online?
    Every program at University College can be completed 100% online.
    In my application, do I need to indicate if I want to take classes online or on campus?
    No, you can choose between taking online or on campus courses throughout the program.
    If I miss the application deadline, can I still take classes?

    Yes, if you are a domestic student you can begin taking courses in any given quarter even if you missed the application deadline for that quarter. Please connect with Enrollment Manager Lindsey Ford to discuss your options (Lindsey.Ford@du.edu or 303-871-2492).

    Why aren't SAT or ACT scores required?
    Scores don't tell the whole story. We rely on your other application materials to determine your potential.
    Are certificates eligible for federal student loans?
    Financial aid is not available for the four-course undergraduate certificate.
    Is every program offered online?
    Every program at University College can be completed 100% online.
    In my application, do I need to indicate if I want to take classes online or on campus?
    No, you can choose between taking online or on campus courses throughout the program.
    If I miss the application deadline, can I still take classes?

    Yes, if you are a domestic student you can begin taking courses in any given quarter even if you missed the application deadline for that quarter. Please connect with Enrollment Manager Lindsey Ford to discuss your options (Lindsey.Ford@du.edu or 303-871-2492).

    Admission Support

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

     

    ucolintl@du.edu (International Applicants)