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Application Process for International Students


Application Deadline for Admission, Fall 2018 is December 15, 2017 

International or Non-U.S. Citizens

Your application to the MIP department will not be considered complete until all the documents have been uploaded to the application. Only those applications completed by the deadline date will be considered for admission. We do not offer conditional admission.

Students are accepted for fall semester only.

Submit the Following:

  1. The online application. All of your application materials will be uploaded to the online application.You do not need to wait until all materials are received to submit the online application. In fact, it is recommended to submit the application as early on as possible, as this helps Admissions process and upload transcripts and other materials.

  2. Statement of Purpose - Statement should include your interest in the graduate program and a summary of career goals.

  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

  4. Three letters of recommendation. You will need to list your recommenders in the application; the application system will then email them instructions for uploading their letters.  It is still your responsibility to ensure that they submit their letters.​

  5. GRE scores - GRE scores should be reported directly to CSU by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code for CSU is 4075; no department code is needed. No subject tests are required. It takes at least 3-4 weeks for GRE scores to be delivered by ETS. Please keep this in mind when ordering scores.

  6. TOEFL/IELTS Scores - Request that TOEFL examination scores be reported from ETS to Colorado State University. The institution code is 4075; no department code is necessary. Request that IELTS score be sent directly to Colorado State University. Minimum TOEFL score is 80 for the internet based test. Minimum IELTS score is 6.5. It takes at least 3-4 weeks for scores to be delivered. Please keep this in mind when ordering scores.

  7. Financial Support - International applicants often require special consideration the department encourages these applicants to make every effort to seek financial support for tuition and living expenses from their home country. As such, submission of proof of financial support is required to complete your application. 

  8. Transcripts/Credentials - Request that official transcripts and certified translation (if necessary) from each undergraduate and graduate institutions attended be mailed to the Graduate Admissions address below. (Colorado State University transcripts are not required).

For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Office of Admissions at this address:
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University
Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1062
You can view the status of your application​ at any time to ensure that your application checklist is complete or check on the updates.
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