To receive credit for transfer coursework, Colorado State University must receive official transcripts from all universities a student has attended.
Students can submit official transcripts in the sealed envelope the issuing institution provided, by the following methods:
In Person: Ammons Hall
By Mail: Office of Admissions, 1062 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523
NOTE: Credit awarded for all Examinations will not count towards CSU’s residency requirement. Credit is considered as ‘Transfer Credit’.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Students who have taken AP courses administered by CollegeBoard in high school and have taken an AP examination may receive university credit. Please see the College Board site for AP Exam Dates.
Request for re-evaluation of a specific equivalency listed in the chart will not be considered. Decisions of the department are considered final. Generic credit for the AP Capstone Seminar and/or Research project my be re-evaluated by the teaching department in which the Seminar and Capstone most closely align for consideration of a direct equivalency of lower-division credit.
Note: no credit is given for an exam with a score of one or two.
SENDING SCORES TO CSU:
An official copy for any AP (Advanced Placement) exam must be sent to Colorado State University. Unofficial copies will not be accepted. Requests to have scores sent to CSU may be submitted through:
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Toll Free: 888-225-5427
CSU Code: 4075
The link below leads to the current AP equivalencies as well as the AP archive for previous years equivalencies.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who graduate from high school with an International Baccalaureate diploma or have completed individual exams may receive university credit for scores of four or higher. Credit for an IB diploma will be a minimum of 24 semester credits. (HB 03-1108 – sub section d). Please see the IB Website for more information regarding IB scores or the link below for equivalencies. Request for re-evaluation of a specific equivalency listed in the chart will not be considered. Decision of the department is considered final. Please see the link below for the equivalencies or how to order your transcript.
College-Level Examinations Program (CLEP)
Two types of CLEP exams are offered, the General and the Subject Examinations. A minimum score of 50 is required to be considered for credit. Request for re-evaluation of a specific equivalency listed in the chart will not be considered. Decision of the department is considered final. Please see the link below for the equivalencies or how to order your transcript.
For more information regarding CLEP, including locations for taking the exam, please visit the CSU University Testing Center or call (970) 491-6498.
DANTES (DSST) Evaluation
Credit may be allowed for DSST tests if the score received is at the ACE minimum score recommended or higher and the academic department at Colorado State recommends that credit be awarded. To have DSST exam evaluated a DSST Transcript, SMART form, ACE Transcript, or DD-214 Form, showing the exams taken and scores received, must be supplied to the Registrar’s Office at Centennial Hall.
These equivalencies have been determined by the appropriate college/department and are not eligible for re-evaluation.
The Cambridge Pre-U examination is a United Kingdom qualification from the University of Cambridge International Examinations and is an alternative to the current A-Level qualification.
The Global Perspectives and Research Report (GPR) may be considered for credit on a case by case basis.
Credit can be used toward the 120 credit minimum requirement for graduation. This minimum requirement for entry is P3. Scores of D1-D3, M1-M3 and P1-P3 will be considered for credit as they are equivalent to a “C” or better grade. A MAXIMUM of 36.0 semester hours may be awarded for Cambridge Pre-U exams.
The academic department responsible for the course in which the test is granted will determine what equivalency will be awarded. The determination by the department of an equivalency for an exam will be a final decision and cannot be re-evaluated or appeal.
Examinations are currently under review and will be posted as received from departments. Please check back regularly or contact the Degree and Transfer Evaluation unit in the Registrar’s Office at 970-491-7159 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Colorado State University awards credit for AS-Level and A-Level Examinations as outlined on the chart below. Credit for most exams is awarded at the Advanced-Subsidiary Level or the Advanced-Level (as long as a grade of E or higher in the Cambridge system is earned). Credits may be used toward the 120 credit minimum requirement for graduation and may be used toward general education (All University Core Curriculum) requirements. A MAXIMUM of 36.0 semester hours may be awarded for A-Level Exams.
For more information about AS/A-Level Exams or questions related to equivalencies, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (970) 491-7159.
The Equivalency list is a sampling of the examinations that are available. The comprehensive list would be too large for this application. If you have taken or want to take an A-Level Exam that is not listed, below, please contact the Registrars’ Office via our International email address: email@example.com
These equivalencies are based on an initial review by the Degree and Transfer Evaluation Unit of the Registrars’ Office and are eligible for re-evaluation by the department that teaches similar courses at Colorado State University.