Parents talking to admissions representative

We’re glad you’ve helped your student to this point and we’re even happier that you’re supporting them through the most transformative experience in their life.

Our office is here to help you and your student during the start of their college career. We want to ensure you have the resources and knowledge to continue to guide your student.

Parent & family webinars

Webinars specifically for parents and families are scheduled throughout the year. See if there’s an event coming up soon.


Timeline and deadlines

Knowing what to expect is the most important thing you can do to help your student. Planning begins at different stages for different students, and our calendar will guide you on timelines from the application process to the first day of classes. This enables you to ensure that your student is on track and shows you what to expect along the way.


Admissions standards

To continue our land-grant mission of access to higher education, we consider a wide range of factors in the admission decision. That means our admissions professionals assess academic and personal readiness for success using an individualized, holistic review.

Holistic Review

How we measure success

For many, an undergraduate degree is just the beginning. A student’s experience at CSU allows them to start forging their future, whether it’s landing a job, attending graduate school or joining the Peace Corps. We want you to know our primary focus is your student’s success — whatever that might be.

The CSU Effect

We’re here to help

Throughout the admissions process, we are happy to answer your questions. We encourage your student to manage their admission process, but if you need assistance at any point, please connect with our counselor staff.

Contact a counselor

Recursos y apoyo en español

No es “Voy a la universidad” sino “Vamos a la universidad.”

Recursos y apoyo

Helping your student transition

After your student is admitted at Colorado State, the staff at Parent and Family Programs guides families on how to become appropriately involved and connected with their students and CSU.

Parent and Family Resources

4 ways parents can help their student as they apply to college

Here’s a few ways to make sure your college-bound student is on track when they go through the application process.