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.

Application Timelines for Fall Semester Entry

Freshman Students

Early Action

Apply by December 1

Regular Decision & Full Scholarship Consideration

Apply by February 1*

*After this date, applications are considered on a space-available basis.

Transfer  Students

Early Action & Full Scholarship Consideration

Apply by February 1

Regular Decision & Limited  Scholarship Consideration

Apply by June 1*

*After this date, applications are considered on a space-available basis.

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.

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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