Office of Admissions
University Welcome Center, Ammons Hall
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO 80523-1062
(970) 491-6909,

All inquiries and correspondence about undergraduate admission can be addressed to the Office of Admissions.

Prospective graduate students should consult the Graduate School website and the key advisor(s) in the academic department(s) being considered. 

CSU Board of Governors and Undergraduate Admission Standards

The following undergraduate admission information reflects minimum requirements that may be subject to change after the General Catalog has been published. The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System reserves the right to deviate from published admission requirements. In such cases, changes in admission policy will be publicized.

CSU’s Philosophy of Undergraduate Admission

CSU is committed to a comprehensive, individual review process that can take into consideration a wide range of factors, such as past academic course work and achievement, test scores, essay, leadership qualities, school and community service, recommendations, geographic residence, first generation status, and ability to contribute to a vibrant and diverse campus community. We strive to carefully craft our student body in order to meet our enrollment goals, embody our institutional Land Grant mission, and create a compelling learning environment.

CSU actively seeks academically qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and goals who demonstrate the potential to attain a degree from Colorado State University. Because CSU receives more applications than it can honor and because our commitment to diversity is an important educational objective, the admission evaluation process and our admission decisions reflect and rest upon the range of factors outlined above.