Dismissed students may attend summer session. If a student enrolls in summer session during the spring semester and is subsequently dismissed after spring semester, neither summer nor fall classes are cancelled; the student will be reinstated for fall semester if they earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA after summer classes.

  • If a student’s cumulative GPA is not 2.0 after summer session, the student will be dismissed and all previously scheduled fall semester classes will be cancelled.
  • Dismissed students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Dismissed students do have the opportunity to register for GUEST or CSU Online courses for the fall semester.

Students who have declared a major may contact their Academic Success Coordinator in their major’s department.

Students who have not declared a major may contact the Collaborative for Student Achievement to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss their options after academic dismissal.

Academic Fresh Start Policy

Former CSU undergraduate students may apply for an academic Fresh Start, an opportunity which allows students to establish a new academic record. A student may be granted a Fresh Start only once.

An academic Fresh Start may be granted after at least two years have elapsed since the student’s last term of enrollment as an admitted, degree-seeking student, regardless of the number of credits taken. Courses taken through the CSU Extended Campus (CSU Online), as a guest student, or the CSU Summer Session after being dismissed or ceasing enrollment as an admitted degree-seeking student will not count against the two-year interval required for a Fresh Start.

Eligibility for a Fresh Start can be achieved in one or both of the following ways:

  1. Be successful in a job or volunteer experience and be able to supply strong letters of recommendation from your employer/supervisor (recommendations must not be from a family member or relative).
  2. Take at least 15 credits of academic courses either at another institution or as a guest student at CSU and earn a 2.500 or higher cumulative GPA.

For more information please refer to the General Catalog, Scholastic Standards.

A first semester undergraduate student (not a transfer student) who earns below a 1.0 GPA in their first semester can benefit from the Accelerated Fresh Start opportunity. The student will have two options:

1. Return for the next term and:

  • Complete 12 or more credits with a 2.0 term GPA
    • Those below 2.0 term face dismissal
    • Those above 2.0 will earn an additional term
  • Achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA the following (third) semester and remain a CSU student!


2. Take advantage of the Accelerated Fresh Start option

  • Leave CSU for 1-3 semesters
  • Reapply and return to CSU (Admissions, Returning Student Application)
  • Begin earning a *new* cumulative GPA

The summer session is not considered a semester in regard to this policy because it is an optional term for students. Therefore, students may enroll in summer courses without it counting against either option listed above.

A first semester undergraduate student (not a transfer student) who earns between a 1.0-1.99 GPA in their first semester has two semesters in which to earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Students should work closely with their Academic Success Coordinator or Advisor to develop an academic success plan.

For more information please refer to the General Catalog, Scholastic Standards.

Advising is not required for summer session. However, it is recommended for those who can take advantage of it.

Please visit the Appeals section on the Add/Drop, Withdrawal resource.

In order to communicate quickly and effectively with students, CSU requires each enrolled student to provide an e-mail address and a current postal mailing address. Details are available on RAMweb (Menu > Records > Manage Student Record > E-Mail Address).

  • Undergraduate students are given a Google Apps account (ename@mail.colostate.edu).
  • Graduate students may use the e-mail service of their choice or the free e-mail service the University provides.

Descriptions of enrollment status thresholds for undergraduate and graduate students are available in the CSU General Catalog. Learn more

Additional details can be found on the Official of Financial Aid “Financial Aid Eligibility” web page.

Holds (financial, scholastic, etc.) may be placed on your registration by academic or administrative offices which prevent your use of the registration system. These holds will be displayed on your RAMweb home page.

  • Contact the offices listed on the holds to clear them before any registration deadlines.
  • If you need to drop or withdraw from a course, but have a hold which prevents you from using the system, please contact the staff in Registrar’s Office or email registrarsoffice@colostate.edu from your CSU e-mail address by 11:59 p.m. the day of the deadline.

The registration system does not accept registrations for a credit overload. Credit overload requests are made by the student’s major advisor.

  • Undergraduate students: Maximum credit load (all summer terms combined) is 18 credits. Requests for an overload of 21 credits or more must also have the student’s department head’s approval.
  • Graduate students: Maximum credit load (all summer terms combined) is 15 credits. Requests for an overload of 19 credits or more must also have the Graduate School’s approval.

Learn more on the Registrar’s Overrides and Overloads web resource.

Access to your academic records requires the use of a NetID. If you have not yet created an NetID or are returning to CSU, go to eid.colostate.edu. In the appropriate section, follow the link to get a NetID. Record your NetID  and Password where you can find it whenever you need to register or change your schedule. To protect the security of your records, do not disclose your NetID to others. Learn more

Your address is essential for registration and other University activities. You are responsible for maintaining a mailing address, even during the summer. To change your mailing address, access the RAMweb Menu and select Records > Manage Student Record.” Use the “Address” link to access and update your information.

All summer registration for degree-seeking students of the main campus is completed in the RAMweb student system which can be accessed by logging in at ramweb.colostate.edu.

  • Be sure course prerequisites are met.
  • If overrides are needed for any courses, allow time to arrange this so registration will be possible for those courses.
  • Visit RAMweb > Menu > Registration for information related to registering.

Registration System Operating Hours

The registration system operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Registration Confirmation

No written confirmation of your registration selection will be mailed to you. However, you may log on to RAMweb at any time to view or print your selection of courses.

Undergraduate students at CSU have the opportunity to repeat three courses or 12 credits of classes and have the first grade deleted from their GPA. For more information about Repeat/Repair, please visit the Registrar’s website, Academic Resources, Repeat/Repair page.

The deadline for submitting the Repeat/Repair request for all summer courses is July 30, 2023.

S/U Grading Options

S/U grading is course dependent.

  • Please refer to the Audit & Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading resource on the Registrar’s website.
  • Students may contact staff in the Registrar’s Office with questions about S/U grading deadlines.
  • Please recall that S equals a grade of C or above, with a U carrying no credit for a D or F.
  • Graduate students will work with their individual programs should they have questions.

If you wish to select the option for audit grading or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading for a course, you must submit the Audit Grading Form or the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Form. Obtain the necessary approval signatures, and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office on or before the authorized last day to add the course.

Please note:

  • This must be completed after you register for the course in question.
  • Tuition and fees are assessed for audited credits.
  • Audits do not count for full-time status for loan deferments, financial aid, etc.
  • Courses with a grade of Audit are not eligible to receive the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend.

The Registration Waitlist is an electronic list of students who are waiting to register for a class that is full. Students may select the waitlist in the same registration window used to register for classes.

If a seat becomes available, the student will receive an e-mail or text notification that they may register for the course within 24 hours. If the student doesn’t remove themselves from the waitlist or complete registration within 24 hours, the seat becomes available to the next person on the waiting list.

To learn more, log in to RAMweb. Select Menu > FAQs > Registration Waitlist. Students may monitor their position on  waitlisted by using Menu > Registration > Waitlisted Classes.

Please refer to the Add/Drop and Withdrawal resource.