You’ll be prompted to type or copy/paste your personal statement into your application before you can submit.
The writing prompts and instructions are the same whether you’re using the Common App or the CSU Application.
All freshman applicants must submit at least one recommendation, preferably from a teacher OR counselor familiar with your academic strengths and background. We’ve compiled this short list of other recommendation dos and don’ts.
Within the CSU Application, you’ll be prompted to list the name(s) and email address(es) of your recommender(s). Your recommender(s) will receive a courtesy invitation and a secure link to upload a letter or comments directly to your application.
Recommendations also can be submitted electronically through Parchment, Naviance or any other secure site service used by your high school.
In order to give you maximum flexibility, we do not require that you list a teacher within your Common Application. However, if you choose to list a teacher, the Common App will send them an email with instructions and a link to a secure site to access the Teacher Evaluation form.
We accept EITHER the Common App Counselor Recommendation OR the Common App Teacher Evaluation to complete your application for admission.
Regardless of the application you use, we prefer that your recommendation be submitted electronically through the secure link provided or via another secure site service (such as Parchment or Naviance). If necessary, recommendations can be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If electronic submission is not possible, recommendations can be mailed to Office of Admissions, Colorado State University, 1062 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins CO 80523-1062.