Applying to the Graduate Program

To apply, visit the Graduate School application page.

Application Requirements

In addition to general information, you will be asked for the following during the application process:

  • Personal statement
  • Unofficial transcript (scanned or other electronic version in PDF format)
  • Contact information for at least 3 references
  • Application fee of $50 for domestic students and $70 for international students
  • Official GRE general and physics subject test scores sent to Colorado
  • Official TOEFL scores sent to Colorado (for non-native English speakers who did not attend a university in an English speaking country; the application will indicate if scores are needed)

Application Deadlines

  • Domestic students must submit their application by December 15
  • International students must submit their application by December 1
  • The deadline for receipt of all materials, including recommendation letters is January 1.

Please start the application process early as it takes up to 3 business days to obtain the account needed to submit the application. Also, your recommenders will not receive a request for a letter until your application has been submitted.

More information is available from the physics graduate application FAQs and the Graduate School application page.