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Provisional Baccalaureate

Colorado Mesa University's provisional baccalaureate program takes a holistic approach to ensure student success, and is tailored to the individual student through extensive, one-on-one interactions with an academic coach. The program offers a structured and supportive environment for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to CMU. It also provides additional support through a limited course load and courses to equip the student with the skills needed for college-level study. At the same time, the program requires a strong commitment by the student to demonstrate readiness for study at Colorado Mesa University.

Here's how the program works:

Once admitted, provisional baccalaureate students are assigned to the Office of Student Success (OSS). Academic coaches in the OSS will serve as the advisors on all aspects of the students' academic experience—from career advising to course scheduling—until the student is fully admitted to CMU.

To enhance the likelihood they will be successful, provisionally admitted baccalaureate students will be expected to meet approximately five times throughout the semester with their coach/advisor. Additionally, provisional baccalaureate students will:

  • Enroll in College Success Skills (UNIV 100), followed by First Year College Success (UNIV 101) during their first term. In these courses, students develop an academic success plan based on career assessments that will help guide them to a decision about a major as well as learn various strategies in their courses; and
  • Limit enrollment to 12-15 credit hours per semester. Under specific circumstances, exceptions will be made for an enrollment of 15 credit hours per semester.

Provisional Baccalaureate students can make the transition to fully-admitted in one of the following ways:

  • Complete 13-29 college-level credit hours at Colorado Mesa University, earn a grade of C or higher in UNIV 100 and UNIV 101, meet the Colorado Higher Education Admission Requirements (HEAR), complete or be eligible to enroll in college-level English and math courses, and earn a 2.4 cumulative grade point average.

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  • Complete 30 credit hours, complete or be eligible to enroll in college-level English and math courses, and earn a 2.4 cumulative grade point average.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 970.248.1875