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Application Completion

We’re excited to process your application and appreciate you sending us any missing items quickly. Once we receive them, we will get an admission decision to you as soon as possible, usually within 2-3 weeks. Included below are common items that may be listed on the letter or email you received from our office, along with additional information about each one.


All students are required to submit official transcripts from all schools they have attended, but the requirements are slightly different for first time students and transfer students.

Official high school transcripts

Official high school transcripts are required for all students without transfer coursework, for any students who have transfer coursework that was earned while in high school, and for students who have completed less than 24 college-level credits after high school.
  • Your high school guidance counselor or registrar can usually send official transcripts.
  • If you have not yet graduated, you should send us an official copy now and another copy after you graduate.
  • If you wish to be considered for automatic merit scholarships (high school seniors only), you must submit your official transcripts prior to the March 1st priority deadline.

Official college transcripts

Transfer students are required to submit official transcripts from every college or university they have attended.

  • Many schools offer an online request form; however, some may require you to request the transcripts through the Registrar’s Office.
  • If you are currently enrolled in classes, you should still send us a copy now and another copy once your final semester is complete.

Additional information about transcripts

  • Sometimes, we will ask for transcripts that show additional semesters of coursework. We make this request to give you the best opportunity to be accepted for admission, so please be sure to send them right away.
  • We do accept electronic transcripts through official send services, like Parchment or Naviance.
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly from the sending institution to CSU-Pueblo or hand-carried in the original, sealed envelope. Faxed and emailed transcripts are not considered official.
  • All paper transcripts should be sent to our address (listed below); electronic transcripts sent through an official send service (Parchment, Naviance, etc.) may be sent to if an email address is required.
  • Please make sure that your transcripts are sent to Colorado State University-Pueblo. We will not receive them if they are sent to Colorado State University.

ACT/SAT scores

Official ACT or SAT scores are required for all students without transfer coursework, for any students who have transfer coursework that was earned while in high school, and for students who have completed less than 24 college-level credits after high school.

  • ACT scores can be requested at CSU-Pueblo’s school code is 0524.
  • SAT scores may be requested at CSU-Pueblo’s school code is 4611.
  • Both testing agencies offer fee waiver options for low-income students.
  • Scores included on your official high school transcript will be considered official as long as they include all subscores and the date of your test.
  • We will sometimes request a new ACT or SAT test score from you. If you are unable to take the test again, please contact our office. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to offer a different requirement instead.
  • Students over the age of 23 are exempt from the test score requirement.

Residency Information

We can give you an admission decision without your completed residency information; however, if we do not receive your information prior to the first day of classes, you will be classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes. Your residency status is determined by the residency status of your parent(s)/guardian(s) until you are 23. If we are missing residency information for you or your parent/guardian, you can complete our Residency Information Form. You can also learn more about residency requirements in the Residency section of our site. 

High School/Crime Statement

If you answered yes to either of the questions listed below on your application, you are required to submit a statement of explanation. If you included a statement on your application and still received a request for this information, you should include a more detailed account. This information is required to complete your application. We understand that providing this explanation can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially if your situation has changed since the incident occurred. Please know that we understand that situations change, but we are also committed to providing a safe environment for all students. All statements can be emailed to Please include your name and date of birth with the email.

Application questions

Are any charges pending against you, or have you ever been convicted of, made a plea of guilty, accepted a deferred judgment, pled nolo contendere or no contest, been adjudicated, or been found not guilty by reason of insanity involving any felony criminal offense, or any misdemeanor assault, sexual offense or weapons charge?

Have you ever been placed on probation, suspended or expelled from any high school or post-secondary institution (community college, college or university, trade school, etc.) for other than academic reasons?

Low GPA Statement

We might request a low GPA statement if your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 (2.3 for transfer students) or if you have one or more semesters of coursework with a GPA below a 2.0. In general, your statement should include any explanation for the lower GPA, any changes you have made since that time, and the steps you will take to ensure your success at CSU-Pueblo. All statements may be emailed to Please include your name and date of birth with the email.

Copy of Permanent Residency Card

A copy of this card is required to accurately determine your residency status for tuition purposes. If you are under 23, we do require a copy of your parent or guardian’s card. You can email copies, along with your name and date of birth, to If you would prefer to mail the copy, our address is below. If you are a Dreamer, please visit for more information about resources  that may be available to you.

Colorado State University-Pueblo
Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001
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