We welcome your application to the College of Business at Colorado State University
and the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program. Please complete your
application packet as detailed below. If you have any questions, call (970) 491-6937,
or send an e-mail to Sandy Dahlberg at
Early Action Deadline for Fall 2014: January 15, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the Early Action Deadline to have the best chance of GSSE MBA admission and financial support (scholarships and graduate assistantships). Applications will be accepted after January 15 and through March 31, with admissions and scholarship decisions based upon availability.
Undergraduate/Graduate Grades or Scores
The College of Business requires applicants to have a cumulative grade point average
of 3.0 or higher, or equivalent in undergraduate or graduate studies. If an applicant‘s
cumulative grade point average is below 3.0 in undergraduate or graduate studies,
a separate letter must be included with the application packet. This letter, addressed
to the Graduate Admissions Committee, should be approximately a page in length and
explain the circumstances that contributed to earning grades below the requisite
Your application will be considered complete only after official GMAT or GRE scores
have been received. Within the MBA programs, petitions to waive the GMAT/GRE may
be considered. See the criteria below. Scores must be less than five years old.
The quantitative score is especially significant. If an applicant takes the GMAT/GRE
more than once, only the top score is taken into consideration.
If you have previously taken the GMAT/GRE but have not had your scores reported
to Colorado State, you will need to request that your test results be sent to the
University. The school code is 4075. To make your request, contact:
If you have not taken the GMAT, register to take the test and have the results sent
to Colorado State University. To register, you may visit www.mba.com/mba or www.gre.org.
GMAT Waiver Petition
An applicant with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate work (3.0 GPA in
the last 60 hours may be acceptable) and at least 8 years of full-time professional
work experience that shows a progression in responsibility or a graduate studies
degree may petition for a waiver to the GMAT. The GMAT Waiver Form (pdf version
must be completed, signed and submitted with your application packet that is mailed
to the College of Business. Please note that one of your three references is required
from an individual who can attest to the content and accuracy of your resume. Please
note the recommendation form has a specific question to be completed by this designated
individual. The petition is subject to the approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee. Download the waiver
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Testing
TOEFL scores are required for international applicants, accepted scores are 565/227/86
or higher. An applicant is exempt from the TOEFL requirement if the official language
of his or her country is English, or if the student has recently earned a degree
from an American university. The IELTS is now accepted at Colorado State University;
a score of 6.5 or better is acceptable.
To receive information on taking the TOEFL contact:
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
To receive information on taking the IELTS contact: www.ielts.org
A complete application packet must include one set of official transcripts from
each college or university you have attended. Applicants must present a baccalaureate
degree from a regionally accredited 4-year college or university.
International applicants must submit one set of official transcripts and a degree
statement with a certified translation into English from each college or university
attended. Documents must show courses and final examinations taken, marks received
for each year and degree or diploma received.
Note: When you receive your transcripts do not open the envelope in which they arrive.
The official transcripts must remain in sealed envelopes and be included with your
A résumé describing each fulltime professional position you have held is required.
It is important that your resume show the length of time for each position held.
Be certain that each position shows the month and year you started and the month
and year that you left the position. Also, include a reference at each place of
employment, so that we may verify your length of employment, position and responsibilities,
International students, please provide the city, state (if applicable) and country
for each of the positions held and the length of time of your employment in that
location. Additionally, make sure the country is noted for all educational institutions.
Mail your completed application packet to:
Ms. Rachel Stoll
Colorado State University
College of Business
1270 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1270
Phone: (970) 491-3704
Toll-Free: (800) 491-4622, ext. 2
Fax: (970) 491-3481