Application Instructions

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado at Boulder offers its graduate students the very best professional training and mentoring, and we look forward to receiving your processed application and supporting documents.

From this page it's possible to download the forms necessary to complete your application to our graduate program. To do this, your computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

Also, please be aware that we must receive all materials by December 20, 2013 for students to be considered for admission for Fall 2014. The following are the steps necessary to apply to our graduate program:


STEP ONE: APPLY ONLINE AND PAY APPLICATION FEE
Go to the on-line application webpage managed by the University and submit your application on-line.

If you don’t pay the application fee online, you can mail the $50 application fee (Domestic Applicants) or the $70 application fee (International Applicants). Checks or money orders (cheques bancarios o giros postales) obtained to pay the application fee must be made out to the "University of Colorado" and be payable in US$.

STEP TWO: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

-- TRANSCRIPTS
Applicants must provide one official transcript from all institutions they have attended. Transcripts from US institutions must be sent using the below Application Mailing Instructions. Transcripts from US institutions sent to us by applicants will not be accepted. For foreign universities notarized copies are accepted.

-- RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
Applicants must provide four letters of recommendation. Applicants have the option of having the recommender upload their letter or sending their letter to the above address with this form: Graduate Recommendation Letter Form.

-- WRITING SAMPLE
All applicants are required to submit a 10-15 page writing sample written in Spanish on any peninsular or Spanish American author or topic. Include a one-page abstract written in English. The paper should focus on the applicant's area of interest and include pertinent bibliography.

-- STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Applicants must a brief description of plans for graduate study and professional career.

-- TA POSITION (OPTIONAL)
Applicants who wish to receive TA positions in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese must submit the Application for Teaching Assistantship Form along with an updated CV.

-- TOEFL (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)
All international applicants to our program whose native language is not English will need to score at least 75 on the Internet-based version (550 on the paper exam or 213 on the computerized exam) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in order to be admitted.

-- GRE (OPTIONAL)
Applicants wishing to be considered for the competitive Devaney, CHA, or Chancellor's fellowships are strongly encouraged to take the GRE general test and submit their official scores. This test is not mandatory for admission or for consideration for teaching assistantships

APPLICATION MAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
 

Domestic Applicants:
All parts of your application, transcripts, supporting credentials, and correspondence in reference to your application should be sent directly to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553

For overnight or express mail send to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Bldg RL3
Ste A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058
(303) 492-6301

International Applicants:
All parts of your application, transcripts, supporting credentials, and correspondence in reference to your application should be sent directly to:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street – 65 UCB
BLDG RL3 Suite A122
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:
Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine St Suite A122
65 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

 

Applicants will not receive correspondence regarding the progress of their application until the Application Fee and the appropriate Application forms are received.

Allow me to conclude by stating that ours is a dynamic, intellectually demanding program with excellent resources for graduate study in Spanish and Portuguese. Should you have any questions or concerns about our graduate program, please do not hesitate to contact me. For questions about the application process, please contact our Graduate Application Assistant.

Sincerely,

Juan Pablo Dabove
Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies