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Applying to Colorado State University Fort Collins?

Hi! I'm thinking about applying to Colorado State University Fort Collins, and I would love to hear from anyone who has applied or currently attends the school. What are the application requirements? Do they have any unique application components like essays or letters of recommendation? Thanks for your help!

17 days ago

Hi! Colorado State University Fort Collins (CSU) is a great school, and I'm glad to provide information about the application process.

For the application, you can use the CSU Application or the Coalition Application. Here are the application components:

1. Application form: Complete the form on either platform, making sure to include all necessary personal, academic, and extracurricular information.

2. Application fee: CSU has a $50 non-refundable fee for domestic students and a $70 fee for international students. Fee waivers are available for eligible students.

3. High school transcripts: You'll need to submit your high school transcripts, which should include your grades from 9th to 11th grade and senior year courses in progress.

4. Test scores: While CSU is test-optional for the 2024-2025 application cycle, you can still choose to submit your SAT or ACT scores if you feel they would strengthen your application. You can self-report your scores, and if you're admitted, you'll be asked to send official scores.

5. Personal statement: CSU requires a personal statement as part of the application. It should be between 250 and 650 words and reflect your character, values, and aspirations. There are no specific prompts, but you can use this opportunity to showcase experiences, accomplishments, or challenges that have shaped who you are.

6. Optional: Letters of recommendation and an activities résumé are not required for CSU. However, you have the option to submit these components if you believe they would enhance your application. Keep in mind that providing letters of recommendation can help provide additional context to your application, especially if a recommender can speak to your strengths and potential in a meaningful manner.

Once you have all the components ready, submit your application by the following deadlines:

- Early Action: November 1

- Regular Decision: February 1

- Transfer applicants: June 1

CSU has a holistic review process, which means they'll consider all aspects of your application to determine your admission. I hope this information is helpful, and good luck with your application journey!

17 days ago

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