Colorado Free Application Day is October 15, 2019!

Last year, Colorado students submitted nearly 23,000 admissions applications to technical schools, community colleges and universities during our first Colorado Free Application Day. We are excited to announce that this opportunity will take place again this year on October 15!


Students must submit a completed admissions application between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2019 only. Any admissions applications that have been started but not submitted may not be granted a waiver.

Questions? Check out our FAQ!

 

 

How do I prepare for Colorado Free Application Day?
To take advantage of Colorado Free Application Day, it’s best to have all admissions application materials prepared, double-checked and reviewed before October 15. That way, you can submit a high-quality, complete application and improve your chances of getting accepted. Check out My Colorado Journey to explore programs and learn about the application process.

Colorado Free Application Day caps off Colorado Applies Month, a statewide campaign that encourages high school seniors to successfully apply to a higher education program and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Educators: Download Colorado Applies Month promotional resources! For best results, please open in an incognito window in Chrome.

Colorado Free Application Day Instructions

 

Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Each public four-year college and university will have a unique fee waiver process; some will ask you to submit codes, while others will ask you to select an answer from a dropdown menu. Please read instructions carefully as you prepare to submit applications on Tuesday, October 15. For institutions using fee waiver codes, we have highlighted the codes in red.


Institution Application Website
Click the institution name
Fee Waiver Instructions
How to apply for free on October 15, 2019 only.
 
Adams State University Enter the discount code freeappday at the end of Adams State's online application form.
Colorado Mesa University At the end of the application, choose Pay Now/Have Promo Code and use the code COFREE to waive the $30 fee.
Colorado School of Mines No special steps are necessary for Colorado residents to qualify for Colorado Free Application Day; your fee will automatically be waived when you submit your application on October 15.
Colorado State University
Common Application (for Freshman/First-Year applicants only):
  • Within the CSU Questions section, you’ll see this required prompt: Are you eligible for a CSU application fee waiver through one (or more) of the following affiliations?
  • Choose Colorado Free Application Day (Colorado residents only) in the dropdown.
  • No additional codes or actions are necessary as long as you submit your Common App AND CSU Questions on Oct. 15, 2019.

CSU Application (open to all applicants):
  • No special steps are necessary for Colorado residents to qualify for Colorado Free Application Day; your fee will automatically be waived when you submit your application on Oct. 15, 2019.
Colorado State University Global When requested, enter the promo code CORISES during the application process. Once entered, the application fee will automatically be waived.
Colorado State University-Pueblo Coming soon
Fort Lewis College First-time freshmen: Enter the code COLORISES when submitting an online application.
Metropolitan State University of Denver No special steps are necessary for Colorado residents to qualify for Colorado Free Application Day; your fee will automatically be waived when you submit your application on October 15.
University of Colorado Boulder
Common Application (for first-year, freshmen applicants):
  • Within the CU Boulder Member Questions section, you’ll see this required prompt: Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers? Choose Colorado Free Application Day (Colorado residents only) in the dropdown.
  • You will then see another required field: Please provide your University of Colorado Boulder fee waiver code here. Enter FreeAppDayCO in the field provided.
  • Your fee will be waived as long as you submit your completed Common App and Member Questions on Oct. 15, 2019.

CU Boulder Transfer Application: No special steps are necessary for Colorado residents to qualify for Colorado Free Application Day; your fee will automatically be waived when you submit your application on Oct. 15, 2019.
University of Colorado Denver After you click SUBMIT on the application, use the application fee waiver promo code: FreeAppDayCO
University of Colorado Colorado Springs When you get to the final page of the UCCS application, the last question will ask you, How do you plan to pay your application fee? Please select MAIL. This will allow you complete and submit the application to UCCS. You will receive follow up reminder information, but please disregard any mention of paying the application fee.
University of Northern Colorado Common Application: Within the University of Northern Colorado Member Questions section, answer these two questions like this:
  • Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers? Answer: Yes
  • Please provide your University of Northern Colorado fee waiver code here. Answer: freeappday

Bear App: There is nothing you need to do. Simply submit the application on Oct. 15, 2019, and the fee will automatically be waived for Colorado residents.
Western Colorado University Western Application: On the last page of the application titled Charges and Additional Items, enter the promo code #FreeAppDayCO. This will cause the balance to hit $0.00. Once submitted, simply exit out if it takes you to a payment screen. Your fee will be waived as long as you submit your completed application on Oct. 15, 2019.

Common Application (for Freshmen applicants only):
  • Within the Western Member Questions section, you’ll see this required prompt: Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers? Choose #FreeAppDayCO in the dropdown menu.
  • You will then see another required field: Please provide your Western fee waiver code here. Enter #FreeAppDayCO in the field provided.
  • Your fee will be waived as long as you submit your completed Common Application and Member Questions on Oct. 15, 2019.

TwoYear

Public Two-Year Community Colleges and Technical Colleges

Institution Application Website
Click the institution name
Fee Waiver Instructions
How to apply for free on October 15, 2019 only.
 
Aims Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Arapahoe Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Community College of Aurora No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Community College of Denver No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Colorado Mountain College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Colorado Northwest Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Emily Griffith Technical College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Front Range Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Lamar Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Morgan Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Northeastern Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Otero Junior College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Pickens Technical College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Pikes Peak Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Pueblo Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Red Rocks Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Technical College of the Rockies No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Western Colorado Community College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!

Private

Participating Private Colleges and Universities

Institution Application Website
Click the institution name
Fee Waiver Instructions
How to apply for free on October 15, 2019 only.
 
Colorado College No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Johnson & Wales University Denver No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
Regis University
No application fee required; applying is free year-round!
University of Denver Common Application:
  • Within the University of Denver Member Questions section, you’ll see this required prompt: Do you intend to use a school-specific fee waiver? Choose Yes in the dropdown.
  • You will then see another required field: Please provide your University of Denver fee waiver code here. Enter DUFeeAppDay in the field provided.
  • Your fee will be waived as long as you submit your completed Common App and Member Questions on Oct. 15, 2019.