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Completing Your CSU Pueblo Application

We’re thrilled you are interested in attending CSU Pueblo and are excited to process your application. In order to complete your application, please send 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. 

Our admission process is designed to promote diversity within the student population and give an equal access to education for all qualified applicants. The final admission decision is based on the applicant’s potential for attaining a degree at the University. 

Included below are common items that may be listed on your status page, along with additional information about each one.

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    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.  Final high school transcripts that show a graduation date must be received by the end of your first semester at CSU Pueblo and are required before you can register for your next semester of classes. 
    • If you wish to be considered for automatic merit scholarships (high school seniors only), you must submit your official transcripts prior to the March 1 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.  The sending institution will be contacted for verification if the document's authenticity cannot be readily verified. 
    • 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.

    Financial Aid

    The priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA, CSU Pueblo Foundation Scholarship application, and official transcripts and test scores has been updated to  May 1, 2022. Merit scholarships will continue to be updated based on official transcripts and test scores through May 1 as well.

    Please be aware that some institutional scholarships are maintaining their own internal deadlines. For more information, students can reach out to Student Financial Services.


    ACT/SAT scores

    Official ACT or SAT scores are not required for undergraduate admission into CSU Pueblo. However, students are encouraged to submit scores if they have them to aid in course placement. Scores will only be considered in the admission decision if you indicated on the application that you chose to have them considered.

    • ACT scores can be requested here. CSU Pueblo’s school code is 0524.
    • SAT scores may be requested here. 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.


    Character and Fitness 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, and we are also committed to providing a safe environment for all students. All statements can be uploaded to your status page.

    Application questions: Please indicate if any of the following apply:

    • Are there any pending criminal charges against you?
    • Do you have any prior convictions OR prior disciplinary history at another academic institution (including pending disciplinary proceedings) for stalking, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence?*
    • Have you had any convictions within the past five years before submitting this application for assault, kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, or murder?

    *A conviction by a jury verdict or by the entry of a verdict or acceptance of a guilty plea or a plea of nolo contendere by a court. Conviction does not include a plea to a deferred judgment and sentence until the deferred judgment and sentence is revoked.


    Statement Regarding Academic Performance

    We might request a statement regarding academic performance 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 uploaded on your status page.


    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 a copy, our address is below. If you are an Undocu student, please visit this page for more information about resources that may be available to you.


    Enrollment Deposit

    We understand that many families may be facing financial challenges right now. Any student experiencing difficulty paying their deposit should contact their admissions counselor for potential options.

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CSU Pueblo Codes

  • ACT--0524
  • GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT--4611
  • FAFSA--001365

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