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How We Approach Admissions

At Colorado State, admissions is a tool to build upon an existing vibrant academic community. It’s an opportunity to bring together a class with diverse goals and backgrounds. Admissions is the first step on a journey of discovery at one of the best places to live and learn in the nation.

We take that opportunity seriously at the Office of Admissions and look forward to learning more about you and what you’ll add to our campus.

5 things to consider when applying

Applying to college is a big commitment and we’re here to help. Keep these five things in mind as you get started.

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    Application Guides include everything you need to know – timelines, admission standards, required documents and how to check your status.
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    We go beyond the numbers when reading applications. Your essay and recommendation give you the chance to tell us what you will bring to our campus and contribute to our community.
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    Explore our majors, concentrations and minors to see what Colorado State has to offer and then talk to your admissions counselor about how your passion fits into our programs.
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    If you need more information before you apply, contact your admissions counselor, visit campus or give us a call. We’re here to help.
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    You can check your application status online, but we’ll also be in touch with you all along the way to becoming a Ram. Be sure to check your email frequently.

Fall Semester Timeline

December 1
Freshman Early Action Date
February 1
Freshman Regular Decision Date
Transfer and Second Bachelor’s Early Action Date
June 1
Transfer and Second Bachelor Regular Decision Date
Complete Applications submitted by the Regular Decision date receive full consideration for admission and admissions-based scholarships for freshman and transfer applicants.
After the posted Regular Decision date, admission consideration is on a space available basis.
July 1
Returning International Student Application Date
August 1
Returning Student Application Date

Spring Semester Timeline

November 1
Freshman, Transfer and Second Bachelor’s Application Date
December 1
Returning International Student Application Date
January 1
Returning Student Application Date
After these dates, Complete Applications are considered on a space available basis.

Summer Term Timeline

March 1
Recommended Application Date (course registration opens in mid-March)
After this, Complete Applications are considered on a rolling basis through mid-July.

Where to Start

Applying to a university can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Use our student-specific application guides to understand the process required to become a Ram. You can expect information about what is needed, when it’s needed and how to make sure you’re on the right track.

You’re Not On Your Own


Talk to Your Counselor

Our admissions counselors can guide you through the application process, discuss our majors and programs, and help you connect with campus resources.

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Need a question answered right away? The best way to get in touch with us is by phone or email. Our expert team will help you find answers. 

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