Business Application Development Graduate Certificate

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

Generally, graduate certificate applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited, four-year institution
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed
    Please submit an academic performance explanation with your application if your GPA was lower than 3.0.

2Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

Current Resume

Describe the responsibilities of your professional experience and what you accomplished while in those positions; show the length of time for each position (including the month and year). International applicants, please provide the city, state, and country for your employment and academic history. You will upload this document to your online application.

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

Under "Select an application type," choose the term (fall or spring) that you are applying to. Note: Some certificates have a preferred start term; please contact us for details.

  • Choose "Business Application Development (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

4 Request Transcripts

Original and official transcripts must be received from the institution from which you received your degree. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Official transcripts can either be mailed in or sent as e-transcripts. (Student copies are not accepted.)

Send e-transcripts to: gradadmissions@colostate.edu

Send paper copies to:
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Academic performance explanation (if GPA is below 3.0) If your most recent degree (undergraduate or graduate) cumulative GPA is below 3.0, complete and email the academic performance petition (PDF) to gradadmissions@business.colostate.edu.

International applicants: You must submit one set of official transcripts and a degree statement with a certified translation into English from each college or university attended, or notarized/certified copies if you can't get originals. Documents must show courses and final examinations taken, marks received for each year, and degree or diploma received. These must be mailed to us.

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

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