Students who are residents of another country must submit the following to be admitted to CSU Pueblo:
- The official international application for University admission, accompanied by a $30 fee for undergraduate admission or $35 fee for graduate admission; or a $30 fee for English as a Second Language students.
- Official transcripts of all work completed either in high school or in college (or the equivalent). Please see Non-U.S. Institution Transcript Requirements (below) for specific requirements.
- A financial statement regarding the resources available to the student during his or her stay in the United States. An international student cannot be accepted without this statement.
- Results of an English language proficiency test.
- First-time freshmen students:
- A minimum score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based test, a minimum score of 173 on the TOEFL computer-based test, a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL internet- based (iBT), a minimum score of 80 on the Michigan Test of English Proficiency, a minimum band score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, or completion of the advanced level at CSU Pueblo’s English Language Institute (with ELI Director approval) is required.
- Transfer students:
- A minimum score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based test, a minimum score of 173 on the TOEFL computer-based test, a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL internet-based (iBT), a minimum score of 80 on the Michigan Test of English proficiency, or a minimum band score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required. In addition, transfer students must have an overall cumulative grade-point average of 2.300 or above. English language proficiency tests are not required of students from countries where English is the native language.
Non-U.S. Institution Transcript Requirements
For academic coursework pursued at a non-U.S. institution, Colorado State University Pueblo requires students to provide and pay for translated, certified, and authenticated documents via a third-party agency authorized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services regardless of a student's residency status.
The following agencies are approved by CSU Pueblo and will ensure a more rapid acceptance and evaluation of transfer credits:
- World Educations Services Inc. (WES ICAP)
- Course-by-course evaluations
- Educational Credential Evaluators Inc.
- High school and university level course-by-course evaluations
- Academic Evaluation Service
- Comprehensive evaluation for high school, secondary, higher education, and university level documents
The evaluation report must include a copy of the foreign credential and contain the following items:
- Evaluation and verification of official documentation
- US equivalence for each educational credential
- Course-by-course analysis; including credits
- Unit (high school), credit (university-level), and grade equivalents
- Established US equivalent degree or years of study for higher education documents submitted
- US grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
- Date of graduation; if applicable
- Accrediting body information
In addition, ofﬁcial transcripts, along with a completed set of mark sheets must be submitted from the sending institution (note: usually the agencies above can forward them to CSU Pueblo with the student approval). Transcripts must show courses taken, grades earned, length of classes, and length of school terms. Transcripts are required from each and every collegiate institution attended during and after graduation from high school. All transcripts must bear the ofﬁcial seal of the issuing institution and must be sent by that institution.
Official document should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Colorado State University Pueblo
201 Administration Building
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
For faster processing, submit all documents electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: CSU Pueblo reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the application process and to rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official transcripts are found, if it is discovered that the educational history was incomplete, if there is any suspected forgery of the unofficial transcripts, or if upon final GPA and degree verification it is discovered that the minimum admission requirements were not met.