Students who are academically prepared may be admitted to either the university’s four-year or two-year divisions, according to the student’s degree intent. Admission to the university’s four-year division, however, does not guarantee acceptance of a student into a specific course or academic program (i.e., admission to the university does not imply entry into any program which has selective admission standards). Some students may be required to enroll in special courses for correction of academic or other deficiencies before further consideration is given.
Applicants applying for enrollment in Western Colorado Community College, Colorado Mesa University’s two-year division, are automatically admitted through the community college’s open admission policy. Students may later request transfer into a baccalaureate degree program after successfully completing a minimum of 24 college level semester credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better or after earning an associate degree. Students with less than 25 college-level credit hours may also be subject to the Colorado Higher Education Admission Recommendations (HEAR).
Any transfer student admitted to Colorado Mesa University on a probationary status must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA the first semester or be placed on academic suspension and will not be eligible to return to Colorado Mesa University as stated under the academic suspension guidelines.