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Eligibility and Requirements

We know you're more than a test score or a grade. The admissions committee takes a holistic approach when considering applications, which means we look at who you are as a person and what you would bring to our program and campus community. While we encourage our applicants to meet the minimum criteria, the inability to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas. Generally, Evening MBA and Online MBA - Mosaic applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

No GMAT is required to apply to the Evening MBA or Online MBA - Mosaic programs. Curious why?

Application Deadlines

  • Fall AdmissionEarly applicants
    apply by Feb. 1
    International applicants
    apply by May 1
    All remaining applicants
     apply by July 1

Please be aware that deadlines for financial aid may occur before the application for admission deadlines.

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Application Process

The time it takes to complete the application process mostly depends on how long it takes you to gather your materials. Completing your portion quickly will allow us to give you a decision sooner. The information below should help you with the application process, but please contact us if you have any questions.

We accept applications for fall admission only. The early application deadline is Feb. 1, and the final application deadline is July 1. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit CSU Graduate School Application online
    • Visit gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply to start your application.
    • Under "Select an application type," choose the term that you are applying to.
    • For the Evening MBA:
           Under “Program,” choose Business Administration (M.B.A) – Evening-On Campus
    • For the Mosaic MBA:
           Under “Program,” choose Business Administration (M.B.A) -Distance 
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
      As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations, scores, or transcripts to move your application forward.
  1. Pay the application fee

    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).

  2. Submit the online applicant data sheet

    Use your CSU ID number to complete and submit the College of Business applicant data sheet

  3. Complete the Online Soft Skills Assessment
    You will receive an email with a link to the GMAC Online Soft Skills Assessment within two business days via email. Complete and submit the assessment.

  4. Pre-Admission Conversation
    After you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by an Admissions Counselor to set up a pre-admission conversation. The pre-admissions conversation is an opportunity for the College of Business to get to know you better and will not impact the admissions decision.

  5. Check your status

    We know you are eager to hear about your application status, so you can check it any time to make sure your application is complete or to keep an eye on updates. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.