Admission of International Students

International Student Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admission, students who have or will be seeking an F-1 international student visa must complete and submit the following items to the Colorado Mesa University International Student Admissions and Programs Office. Detailed requirements and forms are found on the International Admissions webpage. 

  1. International Student Application with $30 non-refundable application fee;
  2. Proof of English proficiency (see next section for details);
  3. Official secondary school transcript (transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by official English translations);
  4. Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended, if applicable. To receive possible transfer credit, an official copy of the professionally evaluated foreign transcript(s) evaluation;
  5. The CMU Notarized Statement(s) of Financial Support and official bank statement(s) showing proof of funds;
  6. Copy of ACT or SAT scores (if taken);
  7. For registration purposes, all international students are required to maintain health insurance. Students will be enrolled in CMU’s international student group insurance plan unless waiver requirements are met;
  8. For registration purposes, all international students are required to comply with the Colorado law regarding the measles, mumps and rubella immunizations. A Colorado Mesa University official immunization form must be completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office.

Please note, students are encouraged to apply by May 1 for fall semester and by October 1 for spring semester.

English Proficiency Requirements:

Prospective undergraduate international students who are seeking admission to Colorado Mesa University and whose primary language is not English must provide documented evidence of the ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a high proficiency. This requirement may be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

  1. Submission of TOEFL exam scores with a minimum average of 70 iBT/525 paper-based.
  2. Submission of IELTS exam scores with a minimum of Band 6.
  3. Enroll and successfully complete an approved intensive English program. A program must be pre-approved by the CMU International Student Admissions and Program Office. 
  4. An international student who has been enrolled as a full-time student at a high school, college or university in the United States may request consideration of fulfillment of this requirement on an individual basis.
  5. Other evidence will be considered on an individual basis.

Proof of Financial Funds:

Before admission is granted, an international student must provide proof of financial ability to meet the estimated cost of tuition, fees, books, living accommodations, health insurance and incidental expenses for at least one full year. This is required to issue the I-20. Costs, additional information, and forms may be obtained from the International Admissions webpage. 

International Transfer Students:

International transfer students with college credit from an institution outside the United States must provide the appropriate official, professionally evaluated transcript from an approved company of courses (or grade reports, exam results, degree awards, etc., depending on the standard of the particular country) before transfer credit can be determined. Please see the International Admissions webpage for more information on approved foreign transcription evaluation options. In most cases, course descriptions or syllabi are required to determine content of individual courses. Should a student decide to begin their degree from the beginning at CMU, official transcripts in English are required but a professionally evaluated transcript/degree is not.