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Applying to a CU Boulder Program

  1. Contact us to start an application!

    After you have completed your first steps , connect with an education abroad advisor to start an online application. All CU Boulder students need to apply through the CU Boulder Education Abroad Office.

    If you are applying to a  non-approved program , follow the instructions on this page & register your program.

  2. Complete your application by the CU Boulder deadline .

    It's best to give yourself at least 2 weeks to complete your application.

    An application typically includes short-answer personal statements, an e-recommendation or contact information for an academic reference, transcript(s), and online forms and materials for our office and/or your education abroad organization or host university.

    An advisor will walk you through your application materials when you begin. Once all of your materials are checked, click the Submit button and your application is complete!

  3. Be patient while we review your application.

    For most programs, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You can expect an admission decision 1-3 weeks after you complete your application, although this varies by program and the time of year. Some programs are not reviewed on a rolling basis; in these cases you can expect an admission decision 1-2 weeks after the deadline has passed.

    Your application will be evaluated based on your academic performance, your background in areas of your program's emphasis, the quality and content of your personal statements and reference(s) and your overall preparedness for the study abroad experience. You cannot be on academic probation during your study abroad program and your disciplinary record may affect your education abroad eligibility .

  4. Check your CU email and your MyCUAbroad account.

    You will be notified by email once an admission decision has been reached. Login to your MyCUAbroad account to confirm your participation and view your next steps. You should login regularly to stay up-to-date on important post-acceptance materials. More information is available on the Once Accepted page .

Education Abroad puts a high priority on serving a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of various groups which have traditionally been under-represented in education abroad, including first generation college students, LGBTQI students, student athletes, students with disabilities, students of color, and older students who have followed non-traditional paths to higher education.