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Colorado Technical University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Colorado Technical University is a private university accepting open enrollment. This implies that students need not submit scores of SAT/ ACT/ GMAT/ GRE. Specific GPA requirements have not been set by the University but students must submit official transcripts to show completion of high school or equivalent.

CTU offers programs related to business and management, computer science and engineering, healthcare, information technology, nursing, project management, and security studies and criminal justice. There are more than 40 undergraduate program choices and 44 master’s programs available.

  • The programs are offered as both traditional on-campus programs and online programs at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Students can opt to study on campus in Aurora and Colorado Springs or online at the comfort of their homes.
  • Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships and grants and is awarded based on eligibility.


Application PortalCTU’s Online Application Portal
Application FeeFree for Online Applicants
Acceptance Rate100%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/e-Check
CTU Average SAT ScoreNot required
CTU Average ACT ScoreNot required
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsJanuary, February, April, May, July, August, October and November
Interview RequirementsTelephonic interview is essential for all applicants
Financial AidAvailable for both domestic and international students

Colorado Technical University Admission Deadlines

Classes at the Colorado Technical University start 8 times in a year in the months of January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November. Therefore, an applicant can complete the CTU online application at any time and enroll for any of the 8 sessions.

  • In view of ‘Open Admissions Policy’, no strict deadline has been set by the University
  • Students are free to apply whenever they find it convenient
  • Processing of application and arrival of the decision depends on how quickly one completes the application process.

Colorado Technical University International Student Admissions

The international students willing to study in the US can pursue an online degree through CTU’s virtual campus or an on-campus program. CTU does not accept international applications from the European Union residents. All transcripts submitted by international students must be translated into English and officially evaluated by a registered agency before submission.

Application Portal: Interested applicants can apply by submitting an online application for admission. After filling all important information, the application is electronically sent to CTU.

Application Fee: Not required

Admission Requirements: International applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission to the Colorado Technical University:

  • Academic records including high school transcripts, proof of graduation, completed a college degree with transcript evaluation.
  • Proof of English language proficiency must be submitted by all non-native English speaking applicants.
  • Proof of financial support to show the availability of funds to cover expenses of studying at Colorado Technical University. This can be demonstrated through either Affidavit of Financial Support or Bank Statement.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency as a part of admission requirements. This requirement is exempted from applicants who have either completed college-level English courses with C grade, graduated from English speaking institutions, or received ESL instruction.

Minimum requirements and accepted test scores are given in the table below:

ExamMinimum Requirements for UndergraduatesMinimum Requirements for Graduates
TOEFL Paper-based500550
TOEFL Computer-based173213
TOEFL Internet-based6179

Visa Process for International Students

Once admission is confirmed, the University will send students an Immigration and Naturalization (INS) I-20 form with instructions on how to obtain a student visa to study in the US. The INS I-20 form is the main document required as evidence for the American embassy to know that the student has been accepted to Colorado Technical University.

  • The international students will be issued form I-20 by the University and after that will apply for the F-1 Students visas to enter the US.
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Passport photocopy
    • Certificate of financial support
    • Bank statement.
    • Personal data information form

Once all the details have been submitted, the university will issue an I-20 form to the students by mail. The selected students can further make an appointment and pay the SEVIS fees.

Colorado Technical University Undergraduate Admissions

CTU offers students 40 undergraduate programs on campus as well as online with various concentrations. Programs are available as a traditional, hybrid, and fully online options with providing students great flexibility while studying.

Where to Apply: Go to CTU’s home page and click on ‘Apply now’ to create an application account and complete the application form.

Application Fee: Not required

Admission Requirements: Documents required for applying to undergraduate programs of the University are:

  • Official transcripts showing completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Proof of English language proficiency through test scores.
  • Personal interviews of the applicant will be conducted over the telephone where questions related to the course and applicant’s interest will be asked.
  • Proof of financial support either in the form of a bank statement or affidavit of financial support must be included.

Colorado Technical University Graduate Admissions

Most of CTU’s graduate programs are conducted online. Interested applicants must complete the online Colorado Technical University Graduate application. Applicants are expected to have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on 4.0 in their baccalaureate degree.

Details of various programs offered by CTU are given in the table below:

RequirementsMaster of Science in Software EngineeringMaster of Business AdministrationMaster of Science in Criminal Justice (Online)Master of Science in Management - Information System (Online)MSN in Nursing Administration
Application FeeNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
GMAT/ GRENot requiredRequired*Not requiredNot requiredNot required
Entrance EssayRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work experienceNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
Resume/ CVNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
RecommendationsNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required

*Students applying for an MBA program without a business background at the undergraduate level must either complete the MBA foundation course or submit a GMAT score of 500 or above.

The time taken to process applications depends on the submission of all necessary documents and its compliance with the admission requirements. Students who have doubts regarding the application can contact the CTU Admissions Team and learn more about the admission process. After submitting the application, this team will review them and convey the admission decision.

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