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You’re admitted. Now what?

You can officially say you’re part of the Ram Family, but there are still a few more steps to take before you’re ready for the first day of class. Below you’ll find detailed information that will guide you through the enrollment process, and we’re here for you if you have any questions.

Instructions for students awarded conditional admission will vary slightly. READ CAREFULLY. Conditionally admitted students planning to enroll in the INTO CSU Academic English program to clear their admission will receive additional instructions from INTO CSU.

CREATE YOUR eID BEFORE GETTING STARTED.

Before you begin, make sure you have created your eID. Your eID serves as your official CSU login for many of the tasks below. Creating your eID also creates your university email account which other offices and departments use to contact you.

Admitted International Student Checklist

Click on each step to jump to detailed information about why each step is important and the actions you need to take to check it off the list.

FINALIZE YOUR IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS AND OBTAIN YOUR VISA

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will walk you through the steps to obtain your student visa.

CONFIRM AND DEPOSIT

Accept your offer of admission by paying or deferring your $300 enrollment deposit. Deposit is required to access other steps on this list, such as housing and orientation.

SECURE YOUR HOUSING

Freshmen are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing. Off-Campus Life can support transfer students who choose to live off campus. The on-campus housing application requires a $350 deposit (waived for students who qualify for an enrollment deposit deferral).

SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION & COMPLETE ONLINE PRE-ORIENTATION

All new students are required to attend Ram Orientation on campus. International students granted clear admission also complete an online Pre-Orientation process that includes registering for courses with the help of an academic advisor.

COMPLETE PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

You may be required to complete key online assessments before completing your online Pre-Orientation (clear admits only).

SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

Your admission is provisional until we receive your final, official transcript(s). Be sure to provide a certified literal English translation if the original transcript is not in English.

COMPLETE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Submit your immunization records, health history and insurance information as part of completing the Health Network’s New Student Checklist.

FOLLOW THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PRE-ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides detailed pre-arrival and arrival instructions for students granted clear admission. INTO CSU guides conditionally admitted students planning to start in the INTO CSU Academic English program.

SUBMIT IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS & OBTAIN YOUR VISA

You were instructed to submit your immigration information form, financial support document(s) and passport ID page as part of completing your application for admission. If you have not yet submitted all required documents OR if corrections/updates are needed, complete this step as quickly as possible.

Whether you’ve been granted clear or conditional admission, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will issue your official admit packet and I-20 or DS-2019 immigration documents only after reviewing, verifying and approving your immigration information.

Check RAMweb and your email for details about the status of your immigration documents. If you need help understanding the visa process once your immigration documents have been reviewed and approved, consult the ISSS pre-arrival guide.

Conditional admits who have received their language training immigration documents and then clear admission before enrolling should contact ISSS as soon as possible.

Need to know the status of your immigration documents?

Log in to RAMweb (application status check) to see the status of your immigration documents.

Log in to RAMweb

CONFIRM AND DEPOSIT

Reserve your spot in our incoming class by paying your $300 enrollment deposit, which covers new student charges and a portion of your first semester tuition. You’ll be able to access the on-campus Housing Application and Ram Orientation sign-up after you deposit.

What are my options?

Log in to RAMweb and click on “Tell Us Your Plans” to take one of the following actions.

CONFIRM AND PAY

By confirming and paying your $300 deposit you will reserve your spot in the incoming class and gain access to the on-campus housing application and orientation sign-up.

CONFIRM AND DEFER

If your cost of attendance will be paid by a third party (such as a sponsor), you may defer your $300 enrollment deposit. This will reserve your spot in the incoming class and you will gain access to the on-campus housing application and orientation sign-up. The $300 deposit will reflect as due with your first semester billing statement.

UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION

Need more time? You can request a change to your entry term for up to one year. We’ll keep your application active and work with you to retain your admission decision and enrollment deposit, if possible.

DECLINE YOUR OFFER OF ADMISSION

If you decide not to enroll at CSU, you can decline your offer of admission. After you decline, we know that you no longer are considering CSU, and we will discontinue our communications. You can change your mind and confirm at a later date, but declining your admission might impact your enrollment options. If you’ve already deposited and your plans have changed, refer to our refund policy.

Recommended Deposit Dates

Depositing on time helps us plan for your arrival and ensure your spot in the incoming class. If your plans change, contact us to update your application to a future term or to cancel your confirmation (refund policy).

FALL SEMESTER

Freshmen must deposit by May 1 and transfers must deposit by July 1. After these dates, confirmations are accepted on a space-available basis.

SPRING SEMESTER

All new students must deposit by December 15 or within two weeks of admission if after this date.

SUMMER SESSION

Summer course registration opens in March, and courses begin in May. Early confirmation is encouraged for best access to courses. Deposits are accepted until June 1.

Ready to confirm?

Log in to RAMweb with your eID and follow the link to “Tell Us Your Plans.”

Confirm Now

APPLY FOR HOUSING

On-campus options

CSU offers a wide selection of housing and dining options to ensure all students feel at home on campus.

Freshman students under the age of 21 are required* to live on campus for their first two semesters and are guaranteed housing. Freshman students over the age of 21 and transfer students are welcome to live on campus and can be eligible for designated upper-level residence hall or apartment options.

Students awarded conditional admission who plan to enroll in the INTO CSU Academic English program can discuss their housing options with INTO CSU.

Learn more about Residence Halls and University Apartments now or check your Find Your Place housing guide in your admit packet. Questions about living on campus, the housing application, or the $350 housing deposit* can be directed to Housing & Dining Services.

Temporary housing can be coordinated through International Student and Scholar Services if you arrive before your campus housing opens.

*The housing deposit is waived for students who qualify for an enrollment deposit deferral.

Off-campus options

Off-Campus Life can help you identify housing in the Fort Collins community, plus they offer resources to help you make a successful transition to your new home.

Ready to apply for on-campus housing?

Use your eID to log in to complete your housing application.

Apply Now

SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION

All new undergraduate international students are required to attend Ram Orientation. At Ram Orientation, you will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an international student, meet other new and current CSU students, and learn about University resources and processes that will be important to your success. Ram Orientation takes place the week before classes begin.

Prior to Ram Orientation, international students awarded clear admission must complete the International Student Online Pre-Orientation Module to receive pre-arrival information and to register for courses. Instructions for the online Pre-Orientation module are emailed to your university email account several weeks prior to the start of the term and should be completed as soon as possible. You must reserve your spot in the on-campus Ram Orientation to receive the Pre-Orientation information.

Students awarded conditional admission who plan to enroll in the INTO CSU Academic English program will participate in orientation on campus the week before classes begin but do not have a pre-orientation module to complete.

Ready to reserve your spot for Ram Orientation?

Use your eID to log in and register.

Register Now

COMPLETE PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

There are some key placement steps you may be required to complete as part of your online Pre-Orientation steps, before you can register for your first semester courses.

Most students are required to complete the online Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE) and some students may need to complete the Composition Directed Self-Placement Survey (DSP).

You may be exempt from the Math Placement Exam (MPE) if:

  • You’ve earned grades of C- or better in college-level mathematics from an accredited college/university.
  • You’ve earned a score of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) mathematics, a score of 4 or higher on an International Baccalaureate (IB) mathematics exam, or CLEP credit for math.

You do not need to complete the Composition Directed Self-Placement Survey (DSP) if:

  • You received an ACT Composite score of 26 or higher, an SAT EBR/W score of 620 or higher, or an SAT verbal score of 570 or higher (prior to March 2016); you’re eligible to register for College Composition (CO 150) based on your test results.
  • You’ve earned grades of C- or better in college composition from another regionally-accredited college/university (this includes credit earned through concurrent enrollment).
  • You’ve earned a score of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) composition exam, a score of 4 or higher on an International Baccalaureate (IB) composition exam, or CLEP credit for composition.

To receive advanced standing credit for transfer or test out work, be sure to submit your official college transcript and/or official test results. Note that some colleges/departments still require that you complete the MPE before orientation even if you expect to receive transfer or test-out credit.

When in doubt, complete the placement steps; your results do not bind you to a particular course of action, but they can help you keep your options open.

When you review the placement procedures, you’ll see information about two additional placements:

  • Chem Prep: Required for any student whose major includes the General Chemistry I (Chem 111) course. Learn more about whether you should complete Chem Prep.
  • Foreign Language Placement Exam: Required before you can register for a world language course if you have had previous study of French, German, or Spanish for which you wish to receive CSU credit.

Ready to complete the placement requirements?

Learn more about placement procedures required for registration.

Placement Procedures

SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

Your admission is provisional until we receive final, official secondary school, university, or tertiary transcripts. Your secondary school transcript should show graduation or equivalent.

If the original transcript is not in English, a certified English translation must accompany the official document. Admitted students are encouraged to bring available course descriptions, syllabi, or course catalogs that will assist us in granting you equivalent CSU credit.

Your admission decision may not be retained or you may experience delays in the course registration process if you have not submitted final transcripts by the start of your first semester.

Ready to submit your final transcripts?

Follow the directions to submit your final transcripts in a timely manner.

Submit Now

COMPLETE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Complete the steps on CSU Health Network’s New Student Checklist to support our commitment to a safe and healthy campus. Steps include submitting required health and immunization records, completing the online Alcohol EDU and Haven Sexual Assault Prevention programs, and documenting insurance coverage.

Our International Care Coordinators can address any of your health concerns, answer questions and connect you to resources.

Make sure your health records are ready.

Take a look at the CSU Health Network’s New Student Checklist.

New Student Checklist

PREPARE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL

Students awarded clear admission: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides experts and resources to walk you through every step of the pre-arrival and arrival process at CSU. Watch your email for important pre-arrival instructions, and contact an international advisor if you have questions.

Students awarded conditional admission: If you’re planning to enroll in the INTO CSU Academic English program, be sure you’ve signed and submitted the INTO CSU Study Plan Acceptance Form to receive important pre-arrival instructions directly from INTO CSU.

ISSS Pre-Arrival Instructions

These steps are specific to students awarded clear admission.

Pre-Arrival for Clear Admission

INTO CSU Pre-Arrival Instructions

Read this if you’re planning to enroll in the INTO CSU Academic English program.

Pre-Arrival for INTO CSU