Colorado State University

We offer our students a wide range of academic Pathway programs and a beautiful location in which to live and learn.

Whatever your academic, personal or professional goals, our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you make new friends, strengthening your English language abilities and increasing your academic study skills.

Why Study at CSU?

  • Take your first steps toward earning a US university degree at one of America's top-ranked research universities
  • Study in a friendly, small town frequently ranked among the "best places to live" in the US
  • Live, learn and have fun with university students from all 50 US states and 135 countries
  • Enjoy full access to all university resources, services and facilities
  • Have small classes taught by university instructors
  • Earn academic credits that apply toward CSU degree programs
  • Receive personalized GRE and GMAT test preparation
  • Progress to a CSU degree program upon successful completion of a Pathway

Colorado State University rankings

  • #67 top public schools in the US (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)
  • "Best MBA Programs in the Nation" (The Princeton Review, 2011)
  • #2 US public university in obtaining federal research dollars (National Science Foundation, 2012)
  • Ranked #68 in the US and #152 worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Top-ranked nationally in programs such as Veterinary Medicine, Business, Engineering, Statistics, Math, Earth Sciences, and Computer Science

If you're looking for a great education at one of the top universities in the United States, welcome to Colorado State University. You'll have a chance to work closely with internationally-known faculty in a variety of disciplines, and you'll have access to research opportunities and advanced facilities no matter where your interests take you.

Pursue your academic and English language studies at a leading research university.

Our programs

Direct admission to Colorado State University

Undergraduate

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 79+ OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.25/4.0 or above?

Graduate

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80 iBT, 550+ PBT OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above?
  • Have you taken the GRE/GMAT?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to CSU! Contact us!

Pathway and English language programs 

CSU's Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

CSU's English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university. Select a program below to learn more:

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Fort Collins, CO 80523, United States

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Available courses


Course Name Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Academic English

Is Academic English right for me?

The Academic English program at INTO Colorado State University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and prepares international students for university study in the US. This academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at CSU through development of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Academic study skills

Program highlights include:

  • Intensive academic English to prepare for university study
  • Access to CSU facilities and events
  • Academic advising throughout the program
  • Small class sizes
  • Highly-trained and experienced instructors
  • Conversation Partner Program
  • Tutoring available
  • Use of a fully-equipped Learning Resource Center with state-of-the-art technology

Program structure

  • Includes Academic English and Foundations of Academic English
  • 21 instructional hours per week of classes covering the core skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar

The Academic English Program is divided into three levels:

  • High beginning, intermediate and advanced. At the Advanced Level, undergraduate and graduate students are in separate sections.
  • A foundations level for students who have minimal English language skills, but wish to eventually pursue study in the Academic English Program. The foundations level includes two levels with 7-week terms of instruction plus orientation.

Pre-Academic English Program

This four-week program is specifically designed for students who have been admitted to a Pathway program or directly admitted to a CSU degree program for the Fall semester. This program allows students to strengthen their English language skills and become oriented to US academic culture and expectations prior to starting their Pathway or degree program. Students will attend 20-25 hours of class per week, with instruction in academic listening, speaking, reading and writing.

  $95
Undergraduate Pathway Programs

CSU\'s Undergraduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

CSU offers the following programs

Undergraduate Pathway in Business

Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

Undergraduate Pathway in General Studies

Undergraduate Pathway in Sciences

When can I start? 

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Program DurationStart DateTuition
2-Semester Pathway Spring: January 9, 2017 $31,250
1-Semester Pathway Spring: January 9, 2017 $17,970

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Program DurationStart DateTuition
3-Semester Pathway Fall: August 14, 2017
Spring: January 8, 2018
Summer: May 7, 2018
$40,500
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 14, 2017
Spring: January 8, 2018
$31,560
1-Semester Pathway Fall: August 14, 2017
Spring: January 8, 2018
$18,150



  $95
Graduate Pathway Programs

CSU\'s Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

CSU offers the following Graduate Pathway programs;

Graduate Pathway in Agriculture

Graduate Pathway in Engineering

Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

Graduate Pathway in Finance

Graduate Pathway in Business

Graduate Pathway in Early Career MBA

Graduate Pathway in Student Affairs

Graduate Pathway in Master of Tourism Management.

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Start datesTuition
August 14, 2017 (2-Semester Pathway) $29,100
January 8, 2018 (1-Semester Pathway) $16,730

2017-18 Miscellaneous Fees and Expenses

Fee/ExpenseOne Time ChargePer Semester (16 Weeks)
International Express Mail Fee $100 ---
Student Medical Insurance* --- $975
Books and Supplies* --- $600
Airport Pick-Up for 1 Friend or Family Member** $100 ---

* Estimates only
**Airport Pick-Up is included for the student 

2017-18 Deposits

ProgramTuitionHousing
Pathway program $2,000 $2,000
Academic English + Pathway $2,000 $2,000



  $95

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