Admission of First-time Freshmen
The table below provide guidance for first-time freshman applicants. To use these:
- Select your applicant category in the far left row of the table.
- Review the documentation requirements listed to the right of your applicant category. The row on the top indicates the documentation category, and the text in your applicant category row indicates whether or not these need to be submitted with your application.
If you are applying to transfer to CMU, please instead refer to Admission of Transfer Students for applicable information.
|Student Degree Intent||Official High School Transcript1||Standardized Test Scores2|
|Four-Year Degree-Seeking||Required; sent directly to university from high school. High school grads >= Spring 2008 must meet HEAR requirements||Required; sent directly to university by testing organization3|
|Two-Year Degree-Seeking (AA, AS)||Required; sent directly to university from high school||Recommended; sent directly to university by testing organization4|
|Two-Year Degree-Seeking (AAS)||Required; sent directly to university from high school||Recommended; sent directly to university by testing organization4|
|Certificate-Seeking||Required; sent directly to university from high school||Recommended but not required|
Preliminary transcript will be accepted until final transcript is submitted; also applies to home-schooled students.
CMU will super score multiple test scores for admission and scholarship determination.
92 or higher index score is required.
May be required for admission to selected programs; will be required for placement in essential learning courses.
Must become degree-seeking by no later than completion of 30 credit hours and complete high school diploma or GED.
Placement tests or prerequisites may be required.
Note: In addition to requirements shown above, some academic programs have additional admission requirements. Admission to Colorado Mesa University does not guarantee admission to those programs.
For applicants applying for spring 2021 or fall 2021 flexibility will be given on testing requirements due to COVID-19. Please email the Admissions Office at email@example.com for more information.