Applying to Colorado State

We want to make applying to Colorado State University as easy as possible. That’s why we have created application guides for each student type. Once you have determined what type of student you are, your guide will explain all of the information you need to apply. It also contains the links to the proper applications.

We encourage you to reach out to your counselor with questions at any time during the application process.

International Students

Learn about the additional steps International Students need to take to apply.

Freshmen/First-Year Students

You will apply as a freshman if you’ve never attended college or if all of your college credits were earned prior to high school graduation.

Freshman Application Guide and Applications

For access to applications and a comprehensive look at requirements, deadlines, best practices and outcomes, start with the Freshman Application Guide.

  • The Fall 2015 application is now closed.

  • The Spring 2016 application is open.

  • The Fall 2016 application is open.

Transfer Students

You will apply as a transfer if you’ve attended a regionally accredited college after high school graduation. If your only college coursework was taken while in high school (prior to graduation), apply as a freshman/first-year student.

Transfer Application Guide and Application

For access to applications and a comprehensive look at requirements, deadlines, best practices and outcomes, start with the Transfer Application Guide.

  • The Fall 2015 application is now closed.

  • The Spring 2016 application is open.

  • The Summer 2016 application is open.

  • The Fall 2016 application is open.

Second Bachelor/Post-Bachelor Students

You will apply as a Second Bachelor or Post-Bachelor student if you have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to complete a second degree or complete additional undergraduate coursework.

Second and Post-Bachelor Application Guide and Applications

For access to applications and a comprehensive look at requirements, deadlines, best practices and outcomes, start with the Second Bachelor and Post-Bachelor Application Guide.

  • The Fall 2015 application is now closed.

  • The Spring 2016 application is open.

  • The Summer 2016 application is open.

  • The Fall 2016 application is open.

Returning Undergraduate Students

Apply as a Returning Undergraduate Student if you have previously attended CSU as a degree-seeking student.

Returning Undergraduate Application Guide and Application

For access to applications and a comprehensive look at requirements, deadlines, best practices and outcomes, start with the Returning Undergraduate Application Guide.

  • The Fall 2015 application is open.

  • The Spring 2016 application is open.

  • The Summer 2016 application is open.

  • The Fall 2016 application is open.

Non-Degree Programs

Community members are welcome to take classes through the GUEST program, Summer Session or CSU Online.

Graduate Programs

Your primary point of contact will be the key graduate advisor for your department and you will apply through the Graduate School website.