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Colorado Mesa University welcomes first-time undergraduate students to apply for admission. You are considered a first-time international undergraduate student (freshman) if:

  • You are a non-resident who has or will be seeking an international student visa.
  • You have completed or are completing high school/secondary school,
  • You have never attended college after high school graduation.

Each student's application will be carefully reviewed for consideration. All international students seeking direct admission to CMU must meet certain academic standards and submit documentation as outlined in the admission requirements below.

To ensure adequate time for processing applications and the delivery of the immigration and admission documents, international students are encouraged to apply no later than May 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

Contact International Admissions Staff

Office of International Student Admissions and Programs Admission Requirements

Complete the online Application for Admission  for the desired semester you would like to begin your studies. All documents will be uploaded in this portal once you have submitted it.

Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee. Payments are made online through the application system.

All documents should be uploaded in the Application Portal

If you have any issues uploading them, please email [email protected]

Official Transcripts emailed by your high school should be emailed to [email protected]

Physical Official Transcripts should be sent to the following address:

Colorado Mesa University 
International Student Admissions and Programs
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Optional admissions documents:

  • The SAT or ACT test is optional but recommended. First-time students who have not taken this test are required to take placement exams with Colorado Mesa University's Testing Center before registering for math and English classes. This ensures that students are placed in the correct level of courses. Please note that any student wishing to be considered for NCAA athletics must submit an SAT or ACT score.

Finalizing your enrollment

Anytime during the admissions process but before registering for classes, students must:

  1. Submit immunization records
    • Colorado State law requires college students born after January 1, 1957 to show proof of two measles, mumps, and rubella immunization shots. If the student received a second measles dose prior to July 1, 1992, the second mumps and rubella doses are not required. Students will upload proof of vaccination online after receiving admission. More information on immunizations.
  2. Enroll in Colorado Mesa University international student group health insurance plan
    • Detailed information about health insurance and options for coverage is provided after admission.
    • Please note that current CMU international students must maintain health insurance for no less than one semester in duration.
  3. If notified by the Office of International Student Admissions and Programs of the need to provide a tuition deposit, please see the International Payment Policy for more information and payment instruction