Please note: Students enrolling in online course(s) only who are not seeking a degree from CSU do not need to apply for admission. These students 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 not listed on the CSU Online website. Please visit Courses at a Glance and the Class Schedule for course information.

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.

For questions about the status of your application, please contact Admissions staff.

If you are interested in taking a graduate-level course as a non-degree 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.

Prepare for Registration to Avoid Delays

  • 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.
    • Please contact the department offering the course for a syllabus and/or overrides.
    • Please visit the Registrar’s website for important dates, then review the registration resource.


  • Once admitted, students create an eID, then register through RAMweb.
    • From RAMweb access Menu > Registration for information related to registering.
  • 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.