Undergraduate Degree Requirements
The various degree requirements of the departments and the University apply to all admitted students. Before applying, you should acquire additional information about the degree from the department or college offering the degree or the program coordinator listed on the degree webpage.
A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Colorado State after formal admission to the University. This credit requirement cannot be satisfied by transferring credits from other institutions.
In addition, each degree completion program has additional credit requirements specific to each degree and/or program of study. Be sure to check each degree webpage for these requirements.
All admitted undergraduate students must register for credit-bearing courses each fall and spring semester or be dropped from their degree program. This requirement begins the first semester you are admitted through graduation.
Unless required by the degree program, you do not have to be registered in the summer semester.
As an admitted undergraduate student of the University, you must adhere to University policy which requires that you stay admitted through the duration of your degree. To meet this requirement, you must register for at least 1 credit each fall and spring semester.
If you do not follow the registration requirements, you will be dropped from your degree program and have to reapply for admission.
If you are applying to an undergraduate degree completion program through CSU OnlinePlus you will be considered a transfer student and hence transferring credits is a requirement of these programs. A minimum of 60 credits are required to be transferred for all undergraduate degree completion programs.
To meet this requirement, all of our undergraduate degree completion programs provide you with a program coordinator to schedule a transfer evaluation prior to admission. Transfer evaluations are conducted year-round as this is the the first step in the admission process.
Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Program (gtPathways or GT-Pathways)
The state of Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program, which applies to all Colorado public institutions of higher education, including Colorado State University. Statewide there are more than 300 lower-division general education courses in 20 subject areas approved for guaranteed transfer from one public institution of higher education in Colorado to another.
After starting on a higher education pathway at any public college or university in Colorado, and upon acceptance to another, a student may transfer up to 31 credits of successfully (C- or better) completed guaranteed transfer general education coursework. These courses will apply toward the general education core or graduation requirements at Colorado State University. Extended detail may be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) website.
Colorado State University's site may also be referenced at Registrar's Office website. Click on the State Guarantee drop down menu under the Transfer Office.
Readmittance (Reapplying to the University)
The University readmittance policy applies to students who have previously been admitted and either have not completed their degree program, or have not registered for classes in the fall or spring semesters.
If you are dropped from your degree program all the courses you register for, including on-campus courses, continuing education courses, GUEST courses, alternative site programs, or off-campus instruction courses will not apply to your degree program. You must be formally admitted to the University for your courses (credits) to apply to your degree program. It is recommended that you verify your admittance status before registering in RAMweb.
How to Reapply
To reapply to the University, complete the Intent to Return form to the Office of Admissions. Unlike the formal application process, the re-application process involves verifying your records and reviewing your eligibility to reenroll. For more information regarding eligibility, see the University's Requirements to Return. Completed applications with all supporting documents must be received by the Office of Admissions by July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.
For detailed information regarding the re-admittance process, visit the Requirements to Return on the Office of Admissions' website.
Courses to be applied toward fulfilling degree programs must have been completed within ten years immediately preceding the date of completion of requirements for the degrees. This includes courses transferred from another institution.