Baccalaureate Admission Requirements

First-year students who are admitted to Colorado Mesa University’s four-year division must meet a minimum index score of 92, as well as the HEAR recommendations described in the previous section.

Baccalaureate seeking students with an index of 80-91 may be offered provisional admission provided that they follow a curriculum as tailored by an Academic Success Coach. Students may transition to a baccalaureate program once they complete 24 college-level credits at Colorado Mesa University and meet the Colorado Higher Education Admission Recommendations (HEAR). In addition, provisional baccalaureate students must earn a grade of C or higher in UNIV 100 and UNIV 101, complete or be eligible to enroll in college-level English and math courses, and earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. 

GOALS Program

Greater Opportunity for Academic and Life Success (GOALS) is designed for students who do not meet CMU’s four-year acceptance index. Academically underprepared students (index scores below 80) may be admitted to Western Colorado Community College in GOALS and will take (UNIV 102), a semester-long course designed to provide students a career and/or college foundation. Students will focus on study skills, time management, research skills and career exploration.

GOALS is a one-year program. Successful students will complete 24 credits with a 2.0 grade-point, or the grade-point average required for entry in a four-year baccalaureate program. Students who do not meet that requirement may enroll in a certificate program, a two-year associate program or a two-year associate of applied sciences program.

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 for more information.