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Applying to a CU Boulder Program

1. Contact us to start an application! 2. Complete your application by the CU Boulder deadline.
  • Most applications can be completed in a few days or less. (If your application includes a short-form academic evaluation, however, it’s better to give yourself 2 weeks.)
  • An application typically includes short-answer personal statements, transcript(s), an application fee, and online forms and materials for our office and/or your education abroad organization or host university.
  • Once all of your application pieces are checked off, 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, and the quality and content of your personal statements. Disciplinary and academic records 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, which will be new pieces in your MyCUAbroad application checklist.

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.