4 things international applicants need to know

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Are you considering coming to the United States to study? We understand that this is a big and sometimes stressful decision to make. Find out why CSU is a great university to attend and how you can make the application process go smoothly.

1. Your application won’t look that different from anyone else’s

We want to make the international student experience as simple as possible. All freshman and transfer applicants are required to submit two additional items in their application: English proficiency test results and immigration documents. Transfer applicants should also submit their official college transcripts.

Follow our helpful freshman and transfer application guides to ensure that you submit everything we need.

Aside from those additional items, your application will look the same as U.S. applicants. All applications should include high school or secondary school transcripts, a personal statement, an application for admission, and an application fee or waiver. We also accept the Common Application.

TIP: Staying organized will help your application process go smoothly. Visit our application requirements page and start your own application checklist.

2. You will have the help you need every step of the way

Our dedicated team of counselors are trained to help international applicants easily navigate the admissions process. The international team is here to talk with you by email, phone, or even video chat if you have any questions or concerns as you apply.

Not sure if CSU is right for you? Our counselors want to help you make the right choice. They will provide you with all the information you need to make sure that CSU is truly the best fit.

3. We have a thriving international student community

Being away from home can be difficult. It can be even more difficult when if you’re an ocean away from your loved ones.

Here at CSU we take extra steps to surround you with classmates who understand your experience. Your first days on campus will consist of a specialized international student orientation where you will spend time with other international Rams. You will have opportunities to join a variety of international student organizations.

There are housing and dining options to make your stay as comfortable as it can be. Your on-campus dining options will include international cuisine stations, located in the Durrell Center and The Foundry, as well as international options in most of the CSU’s other dining centers. Also, if you are 23 or older, you have the option to live in CSU’s International House.

4.  CSU is an amazing place to study

At Colorado State, many elements combine to offer a truly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

A friendly atmosphere

Both on and off campus, you’ll immediately notice that this place is filled with friendly faces. Helpfulness and a caring attitude is something that makes the CSU community stand out; time and time again visitors comment on the friendly atmosphere.

Personalized academic attention

Here at CSU, our students get the attention they deserve. Average classroom sizes are small and faculty are regularly available for 1:1 meetings. If you’re looking at a future in research, our faculty believe in a collaborative research environment. This means that they will treat you as a team member, not an assistant.

A small town feel in the heart of the Rockies

CSU is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which gives you access to everything from one-of-a-kind internship opportunities to mind-blowing outdoor adventures. Although Fort Collins is a growing city, it remains accessible and friendly. The popular and trendy downtown area we call ‘Old Town’ is just a 10 minute walk from campus.

TIP: Follow @coloradostateu and @admissionscsu on Instagram to find out what life is like both at CSU and in Fort Collins.

Jill Baylis

Jill was a staff member in the Office of Admissions until 2019 when she moved to Denver. As a first-generation college student, she focused on simplifying the college admissions process and helping future Rams find community on campus.