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Accepted? Now what?

Students

So, you've been accepted for admission to Colorado State University-Pueblo. Congratulations! Here are some important dates and next steps:

  • Return your completed Verification of Information Form
    • You received as part of your acceptance packet. Be sure to double-check all information, including your major and residency information.

  • Set up your PAWS account
    • PAWS allows easy access to registration, financial aid, billing, transcripts, address updates, emergency text registration, and more.
    • New users are required to enter a PID and PIN. Your PID can be found on your acceptance letter, and you initial PIN is your 8-digit date of birth (mmddyyyy).

  • Apply for Financial Aid
    • Complete the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline. If you are admitted later, still apply as soon as possible.
    • Complete the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Scholarship Application through your PAWS account. The application has a priority deadline of December 24 and a final deadline of March 1. 
    • If you are a Colorado resident, apply for your College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend.
    • If you do not plan to submit the FAFSA or apply for COF, complete the Proof of Lawful Presence Verification Process in the Office of Admissions (ADM 201).  

  • Visit Campus

  • Pay $85 enrollment deposit​ and register for classes
    • Paying your deposit reserves your spot at CSU-Pueblo. After submitting your deposit, you will receive a link to the Registration Authorization Form (RAF), which is the first step in creating your schedule. Your advisor will contact you after your RAF is received to help you arrange your schedule.
    • The deposit is NOT required for readmit, guest, or graduate students and should only be paid for new entering freshmen and transfers.

  • Apply for Housing
    • Complete your housing contract in PAWS and send the deposit by May 15.

  • Register for Orientation
    • Our ThunderWolf Welcome is required for all first-year freshmen and transfer students.

  • Submit a Student Consent to Release Form
    • This form is required if you want someone other than yourself to have access to your student records, including your grades and bills.

  • Submit medical records/immunization forms 
    • These forms should be submitted to Student Health Services.

  • Submit final, official transcripts 
    • Transcripts should be submitted upon high school graduation or completion of your last semester at another college. 
    • Be sure to also submit any official AP/IB scores and transcripts for any concurrent classwork you completed while in high school.

  • If you need special accommodations for a disability, please contact the Disability Resources and Support Center at 719.549.2648.

  • Get ready to be a ThunderWolf!
    • Review the campus calendar for important dates like the first day of class, tuition payment due dates, and drop-add deadlines.
    • Attend University welcome events, meet new people, and study hard in your classes.
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