Parents talking to admissions representative

If you’re here, that means you’re supporting your child or loved one through a very exciting opportunity. It also can be a little daunting.

You are not alone! No matter how many or what kinds of questions you have, we are here to help. Colorado State University prides itself on being a very supportive and friendly community. We want you to feel empowered to be able to guide your child through the college search, application process, and beyond.

Timeline and deadlines

Knowing what to expect is key. Planning begins at different stages for different students, and our calendars will guide you on timelines from the application process to the first day of classes.

Admissions standards

To continue our land-grant mission of access to higher education, we consider a wide range of factors in the admission decision. That means our admissions professionals assess academic and personal readiness for success using an individualized, holistic review.

Housing and dining

More than 5,000 students make their home at Colorado State University each year, and thousands more live nearby. Freshmen are required to live on campus with a few exceptions.

Cost and Financial Aid

When you start looking at the price of tuition, you might be discouraged. Keep in mind that for a lot of students, the bottom line is less than “the sticker price” thanks to different types of financial aid. 

Academic support

We want you to know our primary focus is your student’s success. We offer professional advising and free tutoring so your student can excel in class. We also offer academic clubs, internships, research projects, and other ways for students to dive deeper into their academic journeys.

Making the transition

If your student is admitted to Colorado State University, the staff at Parent and Family Programs will guide you on how to become involved and connected with your student and CSU.

Join a parent webinar

Webinars specifically for parents and families are scheduled throughout the year. See if there’s an event coming up soon.

Reach out with questions

We encourage your student to manage the admission process with you by their side! If either of you need help, please connect with us.

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