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Courses Your Way

You need flexibility. We offer that. Want to take one course or several? You can do that. Not admitted? That's ok too. Browse our courses. Sign up for the ones that fit your needs. And if you have questions, contact us. We're here to help.

You can take credit and noncredit courses without applying for admission to the University. Simply browse courses and register online. In some cases, credit courses have prerequisite restrictions that are noted in course descriptions.

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Credit Courses

Need an accredited course to finish a degree or to fulfill a pre-requisite requirement? Browse our extensive list of courses and enroll without applying for admission.

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Noncredit Courses

Are you’re looking to grow your career or your personal knowledge? No matter your reason, we offer a wide range of noncredit courses. No application necessary. Simply sign up online.

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Lifelong Learning Courses

Want to take courses, attend lectures and venture out with a community of curious minds? The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a wide range of classes.

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Dual Enrollment

This program provides inclusive access and affordable tuition to all Colorado high school students through online courses. Students can earn the same course credits as on-campus students.

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Core Curriculum

All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) courses help students build the academic skills and knowledge they need to succeed at Colorado State University. Learn more about AUCC.

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Free Online Courses

Learn to resolve conflict. Explore careers in higher ed. Learn to be a better writer. Browse these free online courses to find one that’s right for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be admitted to take courses through CSU Online?

No, students do not need to be admitted to take coursework. You simply follow these steps on how to register.

How can I obtain a copy of the course syllabus?

To request a copy of the course syllabus, please email the instructor and request a copy.

How will my course with CSU transfer back to my home institution?

Transferability of coursework is dependent on your home institution and their Registrar’s Office. For information on how CSU coursework will transfer, please discuss this with your home institution. Visit this page for information on accreditation.

Am I eligible for financial aid if I’m not admitted to CSU?

If you are not attending another institution outside of CSU, we require that you are admitted to a degree or certificate to be eligible for financial aid. Financial aid eligibility is determined by the completion of the FAFSA and your home institution. For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

How do I receive a copy of my transcript once my course has been completed

To request a copy of your transcript, visit the Office of the Registrar.

Do I need to show proof of prerequisite requirements as a part of my registration?

Admitted Students: Admitted students should have the required prerequisite courses to register for a class. If you do not, you may contact the instructor to request an override.

Non-Admitted Students: While you should have the prerequisite requirements required for your course(s), students are not required to provide transcripts in order to register. During registration you will be prompted to acknowledge that you have the background necessary to be successful in your course(s). This acknowledgement will serve as proof of prerequisites. If you have questions about how your prior educational experience impacts your ability to be successful, please contact the instructor.