Colorado State University Pueblo Division of Extended Studies houses several academic and professional development opportunities for the university. Through collaboration with Academic Departments, a variety of courses and programs are offered, including CSU Pueblo Online, the Independent Study degree program, External Degree program, the High School University Bridge Program, and Short Courses and Conferences.
Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students may participate in Extended Studies programs. (Only degree-seeking students are eligible for financial aid). Persons desiring classification as degree-seeking students in the External Degree Completion Program must fill out the External Degree Completion Application or the Online Programs application. Credit courses taken through the Colorado State University Pueblo Extended Studies program have the same credit value as those conducted on campus and may be used in meeting the institutional residency requirement.
A primary aim of Extended Studies is to provide courses to additional academic access opportunities to students. A variety of educational methods – classroom instruction, correspondence courses, online courses, conferences, workshops and seminars – are utilized to expand educational access and meet the needs of students at convenient times and settings. Students may earn academic credit toward a degree, study for career advancement, or pursue cultural and vocational interests.
Extended Studies courses are of varied lengths. Intensive classes usually are held in the evening or on weekends for the convenience of working students.
Extended Studies coordinates the satellite campus programs and course offerings including but not limited to the Colorado Springs Tower Campus and has an off-site office location for student support at the Fort Carson Army Base, as well classes at the ACC Sturm Campus. Future satellite campus locations will be run through Extended Studies.