Applicants to Colorado State University must fill out either the Common Application or the Colorado State University application, pay an application fee of $50, supply their most recent high school transcript, send in their SAT or ACT scores, and write a 250- to 600-word personal statement. One recommendation from either a teacher or counselor is also required to submit the application.
Colorado State University suggests filling out the Common Application only for students who are applying to multiple universities. Otherwise, the Colorado State University application is recommended. The application fee is payable by Visa or MasterCard, but the fee may be waived in instances of financial need.
Students who have been out of school for more than five years or are over 23 years of age do not need to supply SAT or ACT scores with their application, but they do still need to supply a transcript of their grades. Additionally, if an applicant is not currently in school at the time of application, the one required recommendation may be from someone besides a teacher or counselor, such as a supervisor or commanding officer.
The personal statement requirement must be met by applicants of any age. Both the Common Application and the Colorado State University application have the same writing prompts and instructions for the personal statement.