Admission & Financial Aid

Support for your Spanish journey

Students can apply to our undergraduate program through the Common Application or the DU-specific Pioneer Application. We understand the challenges of paying for college, and our admission department is here to help you apply for federal and state financial aid, along with university and departmental support. Additionally, a range of merit- and need-based scholarships are available to students.

Why Study Spanish?

Undergraduate Program

In the Department of Spanish Language, Literary and Cultural Studies, you'll find options to study Spanish as a major or as a minor to complement another area of focus. We also offer a program specifically designed for heritage/bilingual Spanish speakers.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

In addition to federal and state financial aid, students in the DU Spanish program can apply for additional university funding as well as scholarships like the Arthur L. Campa Scholarship for Latino Studies, which provides financial support for select students planning to study abroad in Latin America or who are actively academically engaged with the Latino community.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
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Resources for Prospective Students

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Language Placement Testing

New to Spanish

Spanish students who have not taken Spanish courses and do not have a background of speaking Spanish will enroll in Spanish 1001.

Spanish Classroom Experience

Spanish students who have studied Spanish will take a placement test before enrolling to determine an appropriate class level. Placement testing is conducted by DU's Center for World Languages & Cultures.

Set Up a Placement Test

Heritage Speakers or Bilingual Students

Students who speak Spanish at home with parents, siblings or extended family members are encouraged to take the Spanish for Heritage Speakers Assessment and enroll in Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Bilingual students who completed part of their education in a Spanish-speaking country or had a significant study abroad experience should contact Professor Lina Reznicek-Parrado to determine if Spanish for Heritage Speakers is an appropriate fit.

Learn More About Spanish for Heritage Speakers