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What is a first-time student?

A student attending college for the first time, either immediately after high school graduation or whenever you're ready, regardless of age. (May have taken college classes in high school.)

Ready to apply?

CMU has rolling admissions. Applications are accepted throughout the year and processing times for applications are quick. Once your application is complete (including submission of official transcripts) you will receive an admission decision within a few weeks.

When you're ready to apply to Colorado Mesa University, remember our Admissions Office staff is here to help you. If at any time you have questions about the process, don't hesitate to reach out to your admissions counselor.

Admission requirements

Step 1


CMU is also on the Common Application. This is available for students applying for a bachelor's degree program.
Students with a 3.2+ GPA are guaranteed admission.
  1. Complete the Colorado Mesa University application

    Choose your application type and apply for admission.

  2. $40 Application Fee

    Your application to Colorado Mesa University requests an application fee of $40. Contact your admissions counselor to waive your application fee.