Applying as a freshman? Here’s why February 1 is a big day.

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If you’re a freshman or first-year applicant, February 1 is a big deal. Applying by this date brings benefits like increased scholarship opportunities.

Here are some of the major reasons you should make February 1 a priority if you’re interested in attending CSU this upcoming fall. If you have questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to reach out to your admissions counselor.

February 1 is your regular decision date.

If you’re applying for Fall 2019, February 1 is your regular decision date. But what does that actually mean?

It’s a big deal for both admission and financial aid here at CSU. Here’s what you’ll get if you apply by this date.

An admission decision by February 28.

If you submit a complete application by February 1, you will receive an admission decision by the end of the month. After February 1, we will admit applicants only as space is available.

Full scholarship consideration.

Applying by February 1 guarantees that you will be considered for our automatic merit scholarships. It also gives you time to submit a Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA) before it closes on March 1. Learn more about the CSUSA here.

Opportunity to take important next steps in a timely way.

CSU Housing will begin hall assignments in March. If you’re looking at particular residence halls or learning communities, it’s important to complete your housing application and list your top choices as soon as you can.

You’ll also have first access to orientation registration, which opens on January 23rd.

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Jill Baylis

Jill is part of the communications team in the Office of Admissions. As a first-generation college student, she works hard to simplify the college admissions process and enjoys helping future Rams connect to their interests. In her free time you can usually find her at a local concert or rolling through town on her single speed.