Welcome to the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development's application process. We understand that applying to pursue higher education may be overwhelming. We are here to support you as you venture into this process! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

All communication regarding the status of your application, questions you may have, as well as, admission decisions will be sent to the e-mail address you provide to us. Correspondence will be sent out approximately two weeks after the deadlines confirming your online application has been received. This is a similar time frame for also receiving an admission decision after the scheduled interview. Please visit your program of interest for a full list of application requirements and the link to apply.

Rolling Decision Programs

We recommended you submit your application at least four months prior to the start of the semester for which you are seeking admission. We strive to provide rolling decisions in which we communicate admissions decisions to applicants within four weeks of submitting a complete application. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Early submission provides these added benefits:

Time: Early submission ensures you have the time to complete your application for the selected term.

Scholarship Opportunities: Early submission allows you to be considered for scholarship opportunities that may be available. Submitting your application early increases your chances of receiving a scholarship as most are distributed on a first-come-first serve basis to highly qualified applicants. 

Financial Aid: Early submission allows you sufficient time to complete any necessary financial aid documents.

Life Planning: An early decision afford you more time for planning your academic, work, and personal schedule.

University Engagement: An early decision creates an opportunity for you to have more time to learn about the University, become engaged with the School of Education & Human Development community, and connect with your Academic & Faculty advisors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note the following:

Funding: All offers of funding, except awards from financial aid (if deferring, financial aid implications would need to be addressed specifically with financial aid), including but not limited to, grants, scholarships, Assistantships and stipends are applicable for the term for which applicants are admitted only. Should you defer your admission, there is no guarantee that funding originally presented upon initial admission will be available in a future semester. All funding is determined on an annual basis and no funding offer is automatically continued.

Admissions decisions: All admissions decisions as made by faculty are final and cannot be appealed. You may reapply for a future term or other program. ​