Applying to the Graduate Program

Applications for Fall 2016 are now closed. 

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.