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Start with your Department

The final approval for your application is made by the Graduate School, but the recommendation to admit is made by the department in which you intend to study. Departments may have requirements in addition to or more stringent than those of the University. It is critical that you review the specific departmental requirements on your department’s website well in advance of the application deadline. Please visit our program pages for contact information, website, deadlines, and additional information. When you are ready to apply, click the Application for Graduate Certificate button or the Application for Degree button below.

When applying using the online application system, most documents are uploaded directly by the applicant. For documents that cannot be submitted through the application system, such as official transcripts and test scores, request the documents be sent to the Office of Admissions:

Send official electronic test scores using code 4075.

Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1062

Domestic Students: Electronic transcripts may be sent from your school through an official electronic transcript clearinghouse to



Application Opens

Fall Semester (August Start) — Application opens at the beginning of September for the following summer and fall terms.

Spring Semester (January Start) — Application opens at the beginning of February for the following spring term.

Deadline to Apply

Application deadline to apply varies by department. Check with your department to determine the deadline.

Graduate Certificate Program Application

Update your professional profile and advance your career by developing new skills and expertise in a specialized area. We offer a mix of certificates both online and on campus with more being developed each term.  For available certificate programs and information including program contact information, please visit our program pages. Certificate-seeking students require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Check with your departmental program contact for additional requirements they may have.

Application for Graduate Certificate Program

Graduate Degree Program Application

World-class teaching and research work together to produce a top-ranked educational experience for Colorado State University graduate students. Start by checking with your department about specific deadlines, application requirements, and supporting information for admission. Visit our program pages for departmental program contact information.


Application for Degree Program

The submission of any false information or fraudulent documents in connection with the application process is grounds for rejection of the application or dismissal from the Graduate School regardless of the nature of other credentials.