Freshman admission consideration for both in-state and out-of-state students is based primarily upon:
- Quality and number of high school courses (units) attempted (a rigorous academic program of study is preferred)
- The admission index, which is a numeric score calculated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education based on GPA or rank in class and ACT or SAT test scores
- Optional personal essay and letters of recommendation. Though not required, a personal statement or essay and/or letters of recommendation may be considered in the admissions review process
You are a strong candidate for general admission if:
- Your index is 103 or higher
- You have completed all HEAR requirements AND have no more than two MAPS unit deficiencies
Be sure you have read CAP’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements and the Office of Admissions procedures before you apply. You may submit the online application for undergraduate admission or request an application from the Office of Admissions. You may also obtain an application at your school's counseling office.
Unless living at home with parents, freshmen under age 20 must live at Campus Village, which is an apartment style housing complex adjacent to campus. For additional information about floor plans, meal plans, leases and other exemption criteria, see the student housing website.