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We want to make applying for admission 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.

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

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 and Guide

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

Freshman Guide

The Fall 2023 application is open.

The Spring 2023 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 and Guide

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

Transfer Guide

The Fall 2023 application is open.

The Spring 2023 application is open.

International Students

You will apply as an international freshman/first-year student or an international transfer student if you’re a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. permanent resident.

International Application and Guide

For access to applications and a comprehensive look at CSU, our location, and programs, start with the International Students Guide.

International Guide

The Fall 2023 application is open.

The Spring 2023 application is open.

Second Bachelor’s/Post-Bachelor’s Students

You will apply as a second bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s 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 and Guide

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/Post-Bachelor's Guide

The Fall 2023 application is open.

The Spring 2023 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 and Guide

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

Returning Student Guide

The Fall 2023 application is open.

The Spring 2023 application is open.

Graduate Students

Apply as a Graduate Student if you have previously earned an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a master’s degree, Ph.D., or graduate certificate.

Application dates vary by program. Please check with the department’s admissions coordinator to find out more about which terms you can apply for and what the deadlines are. 

Graduate Application Information

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

Graduate Student Info

Non-Degree Programs

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

Non-Degree Info

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 each year on or before Oct. 1. This report includes current safety and security policies and procedures, contact information for various university and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance, information about university policies on drug and alcohol use, as well as crime prevention programs, fire safety information, and crime and fire statistics for the previous three years on reported crimes that occurred on university properties or non-university properties that are controlled by CSU. View a digital copy of the report, or you can request a printed copy by emailing the Clery Compliance Office.