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Students in participating high schools who wish to enroll in the Senior-to-Sophomore-CORE program (STS) must:

  1. Submit a completed CSU-Pueblo STS registration form, with full payment attached;
  2. Have parent approval and signature on registration form;
  3. Have approval of instructor and counselor.
  4. Attach copy of ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER test scores for English & Math. All testing should be completed prior to semester of registration.

Note: Registration in STS does not admit high school students to the University. Students must complete the application process.


Course registration procedures are designed to create as little disruption as possible in the classroom. While the procedures currently being used are indicated below, Extended Studies is always looking for ways to improve the speed and efficiency of this process to further decrease classroom disruptions. For those high schools out of the travel range, the STS liaison distributes registration materials and is supplied with the information for students. However, your suggestions are encouraged.

  1. The CSU-Pueblo STS Extended Studies representative calls/meets with the high school liaison to verify approved courses and establish registration dates.
  2. A presentation on the STS program is given to all students in approved STS courses. This may be done in individual classrooms or in a group setting. At that time, registration materials are distributed and the tuition charges and withdrawal procedures are explained.
  3. Students must take the materials home to discuss with their parent(s) and have their parent(s) sign the registration form. Students then return the registration form with payment attached, to STS instructors. The STS instructors must initial the forms by their course, then forward the student registrations and tuition to the high school liaison.
  4. The high school liaison keeps a list of students who register, and checks forms for completion and payment. After the “registration package” is complete, the liaison can either mail or hold the materials for pick-up by the Extended Studies representative.

Registration and Tuition Deadlines

  • Completed registrations will be due two weeks after students receive the registration packet.
  • Priority registrations are due by the 2nd Monday of October for the Fall Semester and the 3rd Monday of February for Full year and Spring Semester courses.
  • Late Registrations will be accepted until the 2nd Monday of November and the 3rd Monday of March. $25 late fee must be included to be registered.

Tuition Policy

Current tuition for STS courses is $58 per credit hour.

  • Tuition is due at time of registration. Payment can be made by check/money order payable to "Colorado State University-Pueblo" or by credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover only). CSU-Pueblo does not offer payment plans, nor do we bill students. Payment is required at time of registration.
  • Lab fees may be assessed by the high school instructor for selected courses.


The availability of scholarship monies for needy STS students is of concern to CSU-Pueblo. As (if) any funds become available, the STS high school liaisons will be informed. Instructors can check with the STS Counselor for any Scholarship Funds which may be available for students in need.  

Drop/Withdrawal/Refund Policies

To drop or withdraw officially from a Senior-to-Sophomore-CORE course and Colorado State University-Pueblo, students must file a Drop Form or Withdrawal Form with the Division of Extended Studies. (See form samples in the “Appendix” section of this Handbook.)

The period for students to drop courses is two weeks from the date of registration – to receive full refund. After the third week, a “W” (withdrawal) is recorded on a CSU-Pueblo transcript and there is no refund. Full-year students have until the second and third weeks of Spring Semester.

Students who withdraw may also suffer academic loss; a grade of “F” may be assigned by instructors if students have not officially withdrawn or dropped their courses.

Note: Counselors, instructors and students must all remember that CSU-Pueblo forms must be submitted for dropping or withdrawal from courses. STS counselors have the necessary forms.

Preliminary Class List and Final Grade Report

Students who register through the Senior-to-Sophomore-CORE Program for CSU-Pueblo credit will appear on class lists distributed by the Division of Extended Studies. At the end of the term, instructors will receive a separate CSU-Pueblo official Final Grade Report listing only those students who have registered (with a copy for the instructor’s records.) The ORIGINAL grade sheets must be completed, signed, and returned to the high school STS liaison by the date indicated. The liaison will forward grade reports to the CSU-Pueblo STS representative.

Unofficial Transcripts

Students who have an assigned CSU-Pueblo Personal Identification Number (PID) can access a variety of new Web student services, including the ability to View & Print Unofficial transcripts.

Official Transcripts

Students can also pay for official transcripts by mail or fax. ​​​

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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