Admissions Process

International students are required to submit the following:

  1. Application for undergraduate admission
    Undergraduate International Application for Admission
  2. Application fee $30 USD
    If you submit the non-refundable application fee in the form of a check or U.S. money order drawn it must be drawn on a U.S. bank and make payable to Adams State University. Cash or international postal money orders will not be accepted.
  3. Official high school transcript (First-time freshmen) OR Official college transcripts (Transfers)
  4. Official transcript translation and credential evaluation
    Kindly request that an official transcript be sent directly from your school(s) to Undergraduate Admissions. All information MUST be submitted in English. International Students are responsible for having their foreign official transcripts (high school or college/university) evaluated course-by-course with GPA included by an authorized agency. Authorized agencies are:
    Educational Credential Evaluators (preferred)
    World Education Services
    Foundation for International Services, Inc.
    To determine what U.S. equivalencies exist for grades, credit hours and accreditation, all results should be formally sent to ASU from one of the three services. Payment for this service is the responsibility of the international student.
  5. Official TOEFL/SAT/ACT score report
    Please submit your ACT, SAT, and/or TOEFL score report directly to ASU. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam is considered acceptable. If a student attends an ESL program, successful completion of level 109 is considered acceptable. TOEFL Anywhere
  6. Verification of financial support
    International students must provide financial certification showing the availabilities of $27,768 USD ($5,000 automatic Experience Colorado Scholarship included) or the equivalent in another currency. Affidavit of Support (I-134), recent bank statements, and/or scholarship awards are acceptable.
  7. Copy of Passport

Personal essays, letters of recommendation, and other materials not included above are optional and may be required once admissions documents received.

Mail Admission Materials To:

Adams State University
Office of Admissions
208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 2190
Alamosa, CO 81101

or email admissions@adams.edu or call Uriah Valdez, DSO at 1-719-587-8146 or 1-800-824-6494

Deadlines for Application for Admission

All applications must be submitted by the date indicated.

Fall semester

Deadline May 1, semester begins mid-August

Spring semester

Deadline October 1, semester begins mid-January

Summer semester

Deadline February 1, semester begins mid-May