Steps to a future at CHU.
Choosing a university and applying for acceptance can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. The Colorado Heights University Admissions staff is available to guide you on the right path. Take the steps listed here to become a CHU student. Every applicant has the opportunity to meet individually with an admissions representative to receive very personalized assistance and guidance through the admissions process. Our staff wants to know every student by name to assure that this is the best fit for your educational and career needs. We are here to assist you on your path to graduation.
Meet with your admissions representative
A trained and knowledgeable Colorado Heights University representative will set up a time to meet with you on campus if you are in Colorado or via Skype if outside the state or the United States. This meeting is very personal and allows our admissions staff to assess whether this is the right fit for you and to answer any questions you might have. All admissions requirements will be outlined and explained in detail. The admissions representative can assist you in completing your application and will offer guidance for supplying the necessary supporting documentation, such as high school or college transcripts. (International students have additional requirements that will also be outlined.) Click here for our Multi-Step Application Guide.
Complete student financing
The Financial Aid Office will assist you in creating payment plans or applying for federal student aid.* The Financial Aid office will meet with you personally to assist in the completion and understanding of all forms and processes.
*Title IV funds are available for those who qualify.
Meet with Student Services
We want you to get off to a good start at CHU. You’ll get your student ID here, as well as your parking permit if you’re going to park on campus. If you’re planning to live on campus, are interested in joining any campus clubs, or if you have any academic or personal concerns, Student Services is the team for you.
Register for classes
Our registrar will help you register for your classes for your first term. With your class schedule in hand, you’re ready to attend campus orientation, where you’ll get to meet your instructors and learn about campus safety.
Attend your first day!
You made it! You’re ready for your first day of school. Make sure you have a notebook and a pen to take notes. If you have any questions, we’re always here for you. Whether you need directions or additional help to pass your classes, just let us know.
Applicants to CHU must meet admission requirements. Those who meet the requirements and submit a complete application by the posted deadline at www.chu.edu are guaranteed acceptance.
Admissions to the IETP Program: Must be 18 years of age or and have earned a High School diploma or equivalency.
Admissions to the Bachelor’s Degree Program:
Must submit one of the following:
High School transcript with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
- CCHE Index Score of 75 or higher
- GED Certificate
- At least nine (9) College or University credit hours that apply toward a degree with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Admissions to the Master's Degree Program: Must have earned a Bachelor's Degree with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Applicants applying to CHU must submit the following:
- CHU Application (online or paper)
- Color Copy of Government-Issued or School-Issued Photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport, school-issued photo ID)
- $50.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee (acceptable forms of payment include: admissions voucher, check, money order, wire transfer, credit card)
- English-Language Proficiency (This requirement is for degree applicants only and applies to applicants who did not complete their secondary education at an institution where English was the primary language.) Degree applicants must complete and submit evidence of English-Language Proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:
- Minimum TOEFL® score of 500 paper-based, 178 computer-based, or 62 Internet-based
- Minimum IELTS band score of 5.5 or higher with no individual score below 5
- CHU administered TOEFL-ITP® test with a score of 500
Prospective undergraduate students applying to the BA program who do not meet the minimum English Language Proficiency scores outlined above can be accepted into the BA program but are required to pass the TOEFL-ITP® test at a score of 350 (or 350 paper-based, 67 computer-based, or 21 internet-based) and are required to complete Intensive English classes until they are able to pass the CHU administered TOEFL-ITP® test at a score of 500 (or 500 paper-based, 178 computer-based, or 21 internet-based) or a minimum IELTS band score of 5.5 or higher wth no individual score below 5. Intensive English classes must be completed prior to taking courses toward the BA degree plan of study and may not exceed 45 credit hours.
Applicants to an undergraduate degree program must submit one of the following:
- Official High School Diploma Transcripts - Transcripts must arrive at the CHU office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local/national ministry of education. Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation.
- Official College or University Transcripts - Applicant must have completed 9 semester hours or more of college or university coursework. Transcripts must arrive at CHU office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local/national ministry of education. Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation and evaluation completed by a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
- Transcript evaluation for transfer of credit must indicate request for transfer at application and provide official evaluation prior to second semester at CHU.
- Official GED Transcript - Colorado GED recipients may request transcripts at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeadult/GEDOfficialRecords.htm.
- Official ACT or SAT Scores - Only if submitting a CCHE Index Score of 75 or higher.
Applicants to a master’s degree program must submit the following:
- Official Transcripts from degree-bearing Colleges or Universities - Transcripts must arrive at the CHU office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local/national ministry of education. Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation and evaluation completed by a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
International Applicant Requirements
International applicants must submit additional materials:
- Color Copy of Passport and Visa
- Official Financial Statement with Supporting Documents
Applicant must demonstrate current sufficient funds in US currency to cover the cost of attending CHU for one academic year, including living expenses. All applicants must complete the Financial Statement for International Students form. Students who have a sponsor must also have completed sponsor’s statement of financial support with official financial support documents. (Refer to the Financial Statement for International Students form.)
- Transcript evaluations are required for admissions and transfer of credit. Applicants who wish to have transfer of credit at acceptance must have a professional course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
- CHU provides this service for students after acceptance and prior to the second term enrolled. CHU does not guarantee transfer of credit prior to acceptance. Enrollment as a full-time student for one full academic semester is required for a CHU transfer of credit evaluation.
CHU reserves the right to conditionally admit applicants who do not meet admission or application requirements.