We’re in this together

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.

International Guide

Freshman/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.

Freshman Students

The Fall 2021 application is open.

The Summer 2021 application is open.

The Spring 2022 application will open August 1.

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.

Transfer Students

The Fall 2021 application is open.

The Summer 2021 application is open.

The Spring 2022 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.

Second and Post-Bachelor

The Fall 2021 application is open.

The Summer 2021 application is open.

The Spring 2022 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.

Returning Students

The Fall 2021 application is open.

The Summer 2021 application is open.

The Spring 2022 application is open.

Graduate Students

Apply as a Graduate Student if you have previously earned an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing an advanced degree.

Graduate Application Information

For access to applications and a comprehensive look at requirements and deadlines, start here.

Graduate Students

The Fall 2021 application is open.

The Summer 2021 application is open.

The Spring 2022 application is open.

Non-Degree Programs

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

Non-Degree Programs

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Colorado State University publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. The body of the report also contains contact information for various campus and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance. View a digital copy of the report, or you can request a printed copy at the CSU Police Department in Green Hall.