For Prospective Students

the future of CSU and our community

Why Colorado State University?

Colorado State University is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities in a variety of categories and disciplines – from teaching and learning to research and student achievement in studios, laboratories, and classrooms. Live, learn, work, and play here at Colorado State University, we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Exploration

    Find the right program with 80 Master’s programs and 40 Ph.D. programs. On-campus or online, start your journey today.

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  • Application

    Ready to take the plunge?  Once you’ve found the perfect program and have had a chance to speak with your prospective department, you can begin the application process. Visit our program pages for departmental contact information. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • I am interested in a program, who can I talk to? It is best that you start a discussion with your department. They can help you better understand the program and department requirements. Visit our program pages for contact information.
    • I am applying, where do I send transcripts, scores, letters, etc? Your department reviews your complete applications initially, send your transcripts to your department unless otherwise instructed.
    • Who can I talk to about getting a waiver of the admission fee? Your department can help you with application fee waiver questions.
    • I have applied and would like a status update on the progress of my application, who can I talk to? Your department can help you determine the progress of your application.
    • What do I need to do to become a resident? Student Financial Services (SFS) determines residency, please feel free to contact their office with questions.



Thursday, January 14th, 2016 New Student Orientation 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MT)
Monday, February 8th, 2016 UPDATE: Graduate Student Council: General... 6 -7 PM (MT)
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 Making Yourself More Marketable: A Graduate Student... 8:30 AM - noon (MT)
Friday, February 12th, 2016 Deadline to Apply to Graduate BY 4:45 PM (MT)
Friday, February 26th, 2016 Thesis and Dissertation Open Lab 10:00 AM - noon (MT)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 Thesis and Dissertation Open Lab 1:30 – 3:30 PM (MT)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 SUMMER 2016 Graduates who would like name... BY 4:45 PM (MT)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 The Career Center: Grad Week
Monday, March 7th, 2016 Graduate Student Council: General Meeting 6 -7 PM (MT)