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    CSU Pueblo Academy

First Year Earned Admission

CSU Pueblo Academy's First Year Earned Admission program will prepare students with no prior college experience for the rigor of college-level courses while earning credit towards their CSU Pueblo degree.

Students must be referred by a CSU Pueblo Enrollment Advisor. Upon successful completion of your Academy courses, you will earn up to 9 credits and be guaranteed admission into CSU Pueblo.

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The CSU Pueblo Academy offers a $160 monthly tuition that is all-inclusive. Tuition will cover course fees, eTextbooks, online tutoring, live support, coaching, and course materials. 

Earn College Credit

Courses taken in your program at CSU Pueblo Academy will be accepted as transfer credit at CSU Pueblo once successfully completed.


Instant access, 100 percent online allows you to get up and running quickly. You can work at your own pace and schedule your coursework around the demands of your work and personal life.

Tools and resources to help you succeed

While enrolled in the CSU Pueblo Academy, you will have access to our student advisors and success coaches who can help guide you through degree planning and improve your success in college-level coursework, free one-on-one personal tutoring, and access to on-demand resources that can help you hone your study, test-taking and time management skills.

Program Courses

Students enrolled in the First Year Earned Admission program will take three courses to qualify for admission at CSU Pueblo. Courses can be taken at the same time:


Choose 1 course from  following:

Student Success

Introductory Algebra

English Composition 1 or 2

Intro to Psychology


Intro to Communication


Personal Fitness & Wellness

You may take your CSU Pueblo Academy courses simultaneously or one at a time – whichever works best for your schedule or style of learning.

  • Start and complete your course(s) at your own pace
  • Courses are taken fully online
  • Students do not attend live classes sessions but read or view course materials delivered through the platform
  • Schedule tutoring or coaching sessions directly from the platform
  • Access practice tests and have writing assignments reviewed by experts
  • Schedule your proctored, final exams at any day or time to meet your scheduling needs
  • Pause your course for any life event or schedule conflict and have peace of mind that you can pick it back up where you left off when you are ready

Part of our Pack

Academy students are part of our Pack, and while you are earning admission to CSU Pueblo, we want to make it easy for you to become part of our community. Because we know that greater connections lead to greater success, you have special opportunities to access select campus amenities while completing your Academy course work.

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ThunderWolf Recreation

ThunderWolf Recreation invites Academy participants to use the ThunderWolf Student Recreation Center (SRC) and programs for just $28.50/month while completing your course work.

Academy participants can sign-up in person at the SRC anytime while enrolled in the Academy.


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    The Student Recreation Center, located at the corner of Rawlings & Bartley, includes a fitness center, indoor track, gymnasium, pool, racquet sport courts, and more for members to support their overall health and well-being.

    The center offers outdoor day trips, experiential programs, competitive sports and fitness programs to energize and engage the people of CSU Pueblo in meaningful and supportive well-being activities.

    ThunderWolf Recreation

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Living on-campus has been shown to help students make connections and provide easier access to resources. As available, you may choose to live in any of our resident spaces at a weekly rate.

The non-refundable $150 application fee will be waived for participants but will be required after the program if enrolling full-time and if you choose to or are required to live on-campus.


    Hall & Apartment Rates

    Walking Stick Apartments: Must be 21 years or older to reside here. Space is limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly rate for a single room in four-bedroom apartment: $201.56.

    Greenhorn Hall (Upperclassmen Hall): Must be 19 years or older to reside here. Space is limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly rate for a double room in a shared suite: $195.31. Weekly rate for a single room in a shared suite: $246.88.

    Crestone Hall (Freshmen Hall): Must be between 17 years and 19 years old to reside here. Space is limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Weekly rate for a double room in a shared suite: $195.31. Weekly rate for a single room in a shared suite: $246.88.

    Residence Life & Housing Interest Form

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Meal Plans

Academy participants may obtain a campus meal plan at any time. Meal plans will be required after the Academy program if enrolling full-time and if you live on-campus.

You can explore meal plan options below, visit the Auxiliary Services office on the 2nd floor of Occhiato Student Center, or fill out an interest form in the drop down.

About the CSU Pueblo Academy

The CSU Pueblo Academy was created by CSU Pueblo as a separate entity designed for students looking to earn admission or affordably restart their degree program at CSU Pueblo.


The Academy enables you to start at any time and take online courses for just $160 per month. Courses completed through the CSU Pueblo Academy will transfer into your degree program at CSU Pueblo. The monthly tuition fee includes everything you’ll need: all courses, course materials, eTextbooks, live support, coaching, and tutoring.


Generally, it takes 4-6 weeks for students to complete an Academy course, but many students finish in less than a month depending on how much time they have to commit or familiarity they have with course material. You may take your courses simultaneously through Academy with your monthly tuition.


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