The CSU Global academic calendar consists of 12 eight-week terms, split into three trimesters (Fall, Winter, Spring) with four terms each. You can find the Academic Calendar here, in the Academic Catalog, or through the CSU Global Mobile App.

Online courses at CSU Global are an interactive experience with instructors who are experts in their fields. You will interact with your instructor and peers and complete a variety of assignments including critical thinking assignments, exercises, and portfolio projects. Although each course has specific requirements for successful completion, this sample class will give you an idea of the feel of the online classroom environment at CSU Global.

CSU Global has partnered with Parchment to provide a secure and efficient official credential service for paper and electronic transcripts. Instead of uploading a form to request your official transcript, all you have to do is click the "Order Official Transcript" button on the front page of the student portal. After you tell us where you want your transcript sent, Parchment and CSU Global will take care of the rest!

If you have questions about ordering your official transcript, please contact the Office of the Registrar registrar [at]

You can view the current and previous Academic Catalog. You can also find program information including program descriptions, learning outcomes, and courses in the following locations:



While CSU Global is part of the Colorado State University System and governed by the CSU System Board of Governors, we are operationally separate from CSU and CSU-Pueblo. CSU Global operates under its own Mission, Vision, and Values. We even have our own mascot—Goldie D. Eagle—and our school colors are burgundy and gold.

Yes, CSU Global is proud to be an institutionally accredited university through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Institutional accreditation is awarded to qualifying higher education institutions following a thorough investigation by independent, external peer reviewers. It validates the quality of an institution's academic programs at all programmatic and degree levels, as well as evaluates the quality of the institution beyond its academic offerings, including the soundness of its governance and administration, adherence to mission, the sustainability of its finances, and the sufficiency of its resources.

Institutional accreditation gives a program or degree more weight when employers are considering job applicants, helps facilitate student qualification for federal funds such as Pell Grants and federal student loans, and many educational programs only accept transfer credits from accredited institutions. Earning your degree takes hard work and dedicated effort, time, and finances, which is why it’s crucial to attend an institutionally accredited institution so that your educational investment pays off in the future.


As the first 100% online, independent, regionally accredited state university in the nation, Colorado State University Global is proud to have received many top rankings.

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