Please note: Students enrolling in online course(s) only who are not seeking a degree from CSU do not need to apply for admission. As students of CSU Online, they may visit the CSU Online website to view classes and register.

What is a Summer-Only Student?

Students who are attending at least one campus class during Summer Session and not seeking a CSU degree are “Summer-Only” students. Courses for summer-only students are offered on campus or through a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

We warmly welcome you to join our CSU community. The Principles of Community express our inclusive and supportive environment as well as our expectations for everyone participating in our courses and programs.

It’s Easy to Apply

Summer-Only students wanting to register for any on-campus summer course(s) must first complete a Nondegree Summer-Only application. Summer-Only applications are free. The following applications are available online:

For questions about the status of your application, please email Admissions staff or use the chat box at the bottom right of their Contact Us page.

If you are interested in taking a graduate-level course as a nondegree student before applying for graduate admission, be sure to review guidance from the Graduate School’s resource for academic department(s).

Transferring Credits

Please note:

  1. If you are planning to transfer CSU credits, be sure your home institution will accept them.
  2. If your CSU course has a prerequisite, you will need an override from the department offering the course before registering.

Additional information is available on the Course Information resource.


  • Once admitted, students create an eID, then register through RAMweb.
  • Registration is open on a space-available basis until classes begin and through the schedule change period.

Degree-Seeking Students

Students not currently enrolled at CSU who wish to earn a CSU degree must apply for admission. Please visit Applying to Colorado State.