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New and Transfer Students

New applicants are degree-seeking students who, at the time of application, have not yet successfully completed at least 24 credit hours of college-level course work after high school graduation.

Transfer applicants are degree-seeking students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits of college-level coursework. Remedial and concurrent enrollment courses do not count toward total credits.

Students taking classes through CSU Pueblo Online must fill out an application. Current CSU Pueblo students that have not taken online courses must also complete the application.


CSU Pueblo is a moderately selective institution, and we are committed to providing access to a 4-year college degree to any student is who academically prepared. We look at several factors to determine your preparation, including assessment scores, high school GPA, and academic rigor.

Included below is a bit more information about each of these indicators, along with the middle 50% GPA and test score ranges for students admitted for Fall 2018.

Please remember that middle 50% means exactly that—the middle—many students who have test scores or GPAs outside of those ranges will still be admitted. These ranges are meant to help you see what we’re looking for, but are not strict requirements that must be met.


Middle 50%: 2.91-3.76

In general, students must have at least a 2.0 to be considered for admission. While there are some exceptions, they are reserved for students with extenuating circumstances.

Assessment scores

ACT Middle 50%: 18-23

SAT Middle 50%: 950-1120

We strongly recommend that students have at least a 14 on all subsections of the ACT or at least a 380 on all subsections of the SAT, though students with lower scores may still qualify for admission. 


While we will consider other indicators of rigor, we recommend that students complete the following requirements:

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of mathematics, including two years of algebra and one of geometry
  • Three years of natural/physical sciences, with two units lab-based
  • Three years of social sciences, including one year of U.S. History
  • One year of a foreign language
  • Two years of appropriate academic electives

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