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Are you ready to become a CSU-Global student?

At CSU-Global our admissions requirements reflect both the academic quality of our institution, and our commitment to student-centered excellence.

We're here to help you achieve your educational goals, and step one is identifying the admission requirements for your program. Click the degree levels below to get started.

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

High school graduates (or GED equivalent) need the following for admission to the undergraduate programs at CSU-Global:

  • More than 12 transferable credit hours from an accredited university or college.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.30 or above.

Applicants with less than a 2.30 cumulative GPA on all prior college credit need to submit the following:

  • A statement of purpose describing relevant work experience.
  • An outline of academic goals related to their selected degree program.
  • A current professional resume.
  • A SmarterMeasure assessment.

Applicants with less than 30 hours of credit will be required to complete general education coursework before starting their major program.

If you have no prior college experience, or less than 12 credits, keep reading to see if you qualify for our First Time Freshman program.

Master's Degree Requirements

If you're interested in earning your master's degree at CSU-Global you should already have earned your bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a preferred GPA of 3.00.

If you had a GPA below 3.00 when earning your bachelor's degree you are still encouraged to apply.

You will need to submit a statement of purpose outlining other indicators of exceptional motivation including...

  • GRE or GMAT scores.
  • Solid upper-division performance.
  • Relevant professional experience.
  • Outstanding professional achievement.

You can also apply as a non-degree seeking student, but this status prohibits you from receiving federal financial aid.

Certificate Requirements

Prospective students seeking a certificate from CSU-Global must meet the requirements for either a bachelor's or master's degree, depending on the certificate program they wish to pursue.

For instance, in order to be admitted into an undergraduate certificate program, you must meet the bachelor's degree requirements for admission. Similarly, in order to be admitted to a graduate certificate program, you must meet the master's degree requirements for admission.

Military Admissions

As a military friendly college, we have a streamlined process to make admissions for veterans and current servicemembers easy so can you get started on your path to a professional degree.

Transcripts from all previous universities, as well as from your branch of the services, are required. It’s easy to apply for your online undergraduate degree CSU-Global. Simply complete the following steps:

1. Complete our online application for military personnel college admissions.

2. Obtain official transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions.

3. Obtain transcripts of training and experience from your branch of the military.

4. Send your official transcripts to:

Colorado State University-Global Campus
7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-4766

Contact an Enrollment Counselor at 800-920-6723. CSU-Global will waive its application fee for U.S. Military personnel and their families.

Once admitted to the university, you will be eligible for our discounted military tuition rate, which is guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled.

First Time Freshman

In 2016 CSU-Global received state approval to accept students with little to no college credit. To help ensure student success, the university created a program especially for these First Time Freshman who are starting their college experience for the first time.

Click the link below to see admission requirements, program expectations, and information on how to apply.

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Non-Degree Seeking Status Requirements

Many students enroll as a non-degree seeking (NDS) student instead of jumping into a degree completion program. If you don’t currently meet our admissions requirements, or are just looking to up-skill fast rather than earn a full degree, you can take a few courses to earn a Certificate of Completion.

  • Undergraduate students may complete up to 15 credit hours as a NDS student.
  • Graduate students may complete up to 12 credit hours as a NDS student.

If degree completion is your goal, you can apply for your desired degree program once you’ve met all the admissions requirements. Once accepted, you can enroll and transfer the credits you've earned.

Applications for degree seeking students will only be accepted for the net available term after the admissions criteria have been met.

Please note that NDS students are not eligible for financial aid.

International Students

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from IELTS (International English Language Testing System). CSU-Global requires an overall band score of a 5.0 or higher on the IELTS for admission.

CSU-Global only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.

For a complete list of ways to demonstrate English competency, please refer to the Academic Catalog.


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