In general: If you want to apply to the ASRM department, you must first apply to the university
at https://www.unco.edu/apply/. When all of your paperwork is in and you have met the
university requirements, your information will come to the ASRM department to see whether or not you can be admitted
into our department. The faculty in the department will check your transcripts, especially looking at your mathematics
and statistics course grades. The faculty will also examine your recommendations and your statement about why you want to be
in this department, so please be specific, and if you have any grades that are low in mathematics and statistics, please
tell us why and what your plan is to overcome those grades so you can be successful in your pursuit of a Master or PhD
program. After the faculty has made their decision, the department chair will make the final determination, and you will be
informed by the graduate school as to whether or not you will be accepted.
Transcripts: Transcripts should go to the graduate school as part of your admissions information,
NOT to the department chair, who is last in determining whether or not you should be accepted. Please do
not send transcripts to the department, because we cannot make decisions based on transcripts sent to only one of us. Transcripts
are not required for assistantships; so far, assistantships are not granted through competition, although there may be
a time when admission may be more competitive. If it becomes competitive, we will assess your chances for assistantships
based on the transcripts, letters of recommendation and your purpose statement that you give to the graduate school.
Statement of Goals: There are no limitations in your statement of goals; however, I urge you to be concise
so we can better understand and help you meet your primary goals. See the advisor section below for
GPA: You can apply for an ASRM Master or PhD degree regardless of your Grade Point Average
(GPA); however, the university requires at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the most recent degree earned.
If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, especially in mathematics and/or statistics courses, you may either be denied admission or asked
to take some basic mathematics and statistics courses before you can be admitted to ASRM.
GRE: The GRE is not a requirement for admission to either the ASRM Master of Science or
PhD degrees as of Fall 2023. If you want to share your GRE scores with us to offer additional evidence as to your
ability to succeed, you are welcome, but it is not necessary; your previous grades and statement of intent are more heavily weighted
in our decision to admit you.
Application deadline: The university deadline for graduate students is June 15 for fall, November 15 for
Spring, and March 15 for Summer; however, if you want an assistantship, your chances are much better
if you apply before March for Fall.
Other questions about applying: The admissions office can answer questions about applying to the university. Whether
you are a U.S. citizen or an international student, you can ask for more information at
TOEFL or IELTS: Questions about TOEFL or IELTS should be directed to the International Admissions
office at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is another university requirement that is not handled
in our department.
Application waiver: application fees can sometimes be waived by the graduate school in cases of hardship.
Please ask the admissions office for information.