International Admissions

Whether you’re at the start of your journey looking at colleges and universities across the world or you’ve decided to pursue one, we welcome the chance to show you what’s special about Colorado State University for you as a future international student.

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International Undergraduate Admissions

We use a holistic review process when considering students for undergraduate program admissions. This is a combination of your grades, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, extracurricular activities, and any other information you share in your application materials. The SAT is optional for admission to the university, but certain programs will consider it if you are seeking direct admission into competitive majors. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Admissions website for what we look for. Learn more about undergraduate program requirements here.

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International Graduate Admissions

For the most up-to-date information, visit the CSU Admissions website. You will learn about our holistic review process that considers multiple elements of your application. SAT scores are not required for international students to complete their application. However, they may help you gain direct admission into competitive majors.

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Learning English

Need some help before attending CSU?

If you want to study at Colorado State University, but need some help in improving your English or your subject-specific academic knowledge, check out the Programs for Learning Academic and Community English (PLACE).

Visiting International Program (VIP) Short-Term Admissions

A short-term study program at Colorado State University

After more than one hundred years of welcoming international students, Colorado State University is extending its welcome to international undergraduates who wish to study at CSU for one or two semesters. The Visiting International Program (VIP) is designed for international students who plan to graduate from their home university but who want the experience of study and campus life at CSU.

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