Undergraduate Admission Procedures for Degree-Seeking Students

How to Apply

To be considered for admission, undergraduate applicants should:

  1. Submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission along with a $40 non-refundable application processing fee or fee waiver documentation.

    Prospective students are highly encouraged to submit applications electronically via apply to CMU or the Common Application. Upon receipt of a completed admissions application and supporting documentation, applicants will be notified of their admissions status via the mail and by email.

    Students may submit their application for the following terms as early as:
    Spring semester 2024: May 1, 2023
    Summer semester 2024: August 1, 2023
    Fall semester 2024: August 1, 2023
  2. Submit the appropriate supporting documentation, as outlined in the table on the following page, directly to:

    Colorado Mesa University
    Admissions Office
    1100 North Avenue
    Grand Junction CO 81501-3122.

    Letters of recommendation and a personal essay are optional and should be submitted to the Admissions Office.

For more information about admissions requirements, please also visit the admissions information page most applicable to the student's application status:


Students should provide a transcript of all courses taken at the high school level. Contact the Admissions Office if you are in need of a transcript template. Students should submit transcripts of any courses taken at a traditional high school and may also submit a portfolio to describe their high school education.


Students who intend to transfer to Colorado Mesa University should contact the Admissions Office for help with the admissions and evaluation processes. Transfer students may be admitted into most baccalaureate degree programs if they are in good standing at another regionally accredited college or university and have a total minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 for 24 or more semester credit hours. In calculating the cumulative admission grade point average, Colorado Mesa University will compute a transfer GPA based on prior college transcript(s) including all courses attempted. If the student has attended more than one prior institution, the GPA of each is combined for a total cumulative admission GPA. For students seeking a baccalaureate degree with less than 24 transfer credit hours, an admission decision will be based on the applicant's high school transcripts and it is recommended they meet HEAR recommendations as outlined in the HEAR section of this catalog.

Transfer students who are on probation or suspension from another college or university, or have a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.4, will not be admitted into a baccalaureate degree program but may enroll in Western Colorado Community College. Transfer students who are on probation or suspension from another college may be placed on probation at Colorado Mesa University.

An official evaluation of transfer courses is made once the student is fully admitted. Credit evaluations are completed in the Registrar’s Office, with the assistance of academic department heads.

Also see Admission of Transfer Students for more details.