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Forming Strong Connections 

High school and college counselors help CMU create some of the strongest connections between the university and prospective students, informing them about CMU's value, state-of-the-art amenities and expert instruction. On this page, you'll find counselor-specific information, including test codes and admission requirements.

Helpful Information for Counselors

AP Acceptance Outline and IB Credit Acceptance Outline

If students would like to see how their credits, including those taken concurrently while in high school, will transfer prior to their official evaluation being completed, please encourage them to contact [email protected].

Application fee waiver

An application to Colorado Mesa University requires an application fee of $40. The admissions staff will consider an application fee waiver for anyone demonstrating financial hardship.

Career Information

Career Services provides resources and for students and alumni in their journey toward reaching their career goals.

College Opportunity Fund Stipend

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is available to Colorado Mesa University undergraduate students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes and enrolled in classes.

Concurrent Enrollment Program

Appropriately qualified high school students may register for classes through the university that are not replicated through the school district curriculum as allowed by the Colorado Concurrent Enrollment Act.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The CMU Financial Aid Office is dedicated to assisting students in sorting through the various forms of financial aid. By helping students take advantage of a variety of available resources, an education at Colorado Mesa University is attainable.

Safety and Security at CMU

It is the policy of Colorado Mesa University to provide for the safety and security of all members of its campus community. CMU believes that academic freedom can only flourish in an environment that is free of criminal or other discriminatory behavior and unsafe conditions.

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

View rates for tuition and fees as well as living and eating expenses.


Different agencies have different codes associated Colorado Mesa University.
ACT Assessment Code: 0518
SAT CEEB Code: 4484
FAFSA Federal School Code: 001358

CCHE Higher Education Admission Recommendations for Incoming Freshmen 

To help ensure the academic success of college-bound students, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) added a pre-collegiate curriculum requirement to its Admissions Standards Policy in October, 2003. Beginning with the graduating high school class of 2008, freshmen planning to attend Colorado public four-year colleges and universities should complete certain core course recommendations for admission into baccalaureate programs.

Students seeking two-year degrees and those attending community colleges are not subject to these requirements.

Accurate, up-to-date information on this Higher Education Admission Recommendations (HEAR) Program can be obtained from the CCHE website.

HEAR Details
Incoming first-time freshmen and those with less than 30 college credits should meet certain academic course recommendations (listed below) for acceptance into four-year programs. A unit is equal to one full year of credit (Carnegie unit). Students need a passing grade in each course.

English (two units must include writing, grammar or comp) 4
Mathematics (Algebra I level and higher) 4
Natural/Physical Sciences (two units must be lab-based) 3
Social Sciences (at least one unit of U.S. or world history) 3
Foreign Language (must be same language) 1
Academic Electives 2
Total: 17