Steps Once Admitted

STEP 1 - REVIEW NOTICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSION

  • Please review your GS2A Notice of Graduate Admission and submit any documents that are checked. A delay in this may prevent you from registering.

STEP 2 - CREATE AN EID

  • To complete all of the necessary steps for enrollment, you must have an eID (electronic identification). If this step has not already been completed, you can create an eID through RAMweb - select “Create an Account (eID)”. You must know your CSU ID (which was e-mailed to you shortly after your application was submitted) to create your eID. If you need assistance with your CSU ID, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6909.
  • If you have forgotten your eID, you should select “I forgot my Username and/or Password” on the RAMweb login page. If assistance is needed in creating an eID, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6909.
  • Please note that eID information can only be shared with the student and not with family members because of the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). More information about FERPA is available under “Students' Rights Regarding Their Educational Records” in the Policies and Guiding Principles section of the General Catalog or through the U.S. Department of Education, FERPA site.

STEP 3 - LET US KNOW YOUR PLANS

STEP 4 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Please communicate directly with the Office of International Programs regarding your immigration status requirements. For information about I-20 or DS-2019 issuance, please review this page.
  • There are also helpful resources for incoming international students on the Information for New and Transfer International Students page on the Office of International Programs website.

STEP 5 - APPLY FOR CAMPUS HOUSING (IF APPLICABLE)

  • Housing assignments for both fall and spring terms start in November. The sooner the online housing application and deposit are received, the more likely you are to receive your first choice.
  • CSU offers a broad selection of housing and dining options to ensure that students feel at home here... In addition, campus apartments are available for students who qualify. Information about housing options is available at www.housing.colostate.edu.

STEP 6 - MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS ONLY)

  • All full-fee paying resident-instruction graduate students enrolled in 6 credits or more are required to enroll in the CSU student health insurance plan or to opt-out by demonstrating health insurance coverage at a comparable level. For more information, please review the Mandatory Health Insurance page.

STEP 7 - CONTACT

  • Admission and registration related questions that arise between the point of admission and the start of classes at CSU can be directed to the department to which you have been admitted. Information about student rights and responsibilities and University policies and procedures is available in the Graduate & Professional Bulletin and in the General Catalog.

STEP 8 - SUBMIT COMPLETED HEALTH/IMMUNIZATION FORMS (ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS ONLY)

  • Before you can register for your second semester classes, you are required to provide a medical history and proof of immunization. We recommend that you mail the documentation in advance or bring it with you to orientation.

STEP 9 - OBTAIN A RAMCARD

  • You must be admitted and registered for the current semester to be eligible for a RamCard.
  • Bring one of the following forms of identification to the RamCard Office, Room 31 on the lower level of the Lory Student Center: passport, driver's license, state ID card, or military ID.
  • Be prepared to have your picture taken.
  • For more information, visit the RamCard page on the Housing & Dining Services website.

STEP 10 - GRADUATE SCHOOL ORIENTATION

  • The Graduate School offers a brief orientation each semester regarding graduate student life. This is a good introduction to many of the resources available at the Graduate School, and includes a brief presentation on CSU safety and the ethical conduct of research.
  • Professional Relationships & Expectations
  • Fall 2014: Thursday, August 21, from 9:30 am – 11 am (MT) at the Drake Center, 802 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526, with a continental breakfast at 9:00 am (MT). Registration is not necessary.