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*CSU Reciprocal Exchange (Incoming Only)
Fort Collins, United States (Exchange Program) (Incoming Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Non-CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2018 10/01/2017
10/15/2017 01/07/2018 12/14/2018
Spring 2018 10/29/2017
Rolling Admission 01/07/2018 05/11/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
2.7 (3.0+ preferred)
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Sarah O'Donnell
Program Description:
Reciprocal Exchange Student Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Colorado State University (CSU).  We are excited to welcome you as an exchange student for the semester or year.  The information below is designed to walk you through the online application process and answer some of your questions. 

General Requirements

To attend CSU as an exchange student, your home institution must either have a formal, bilateral student
exchange agreement with our University, or be involved in a consortium agreement which includes CSU.  Check with the exchange coordinator at your University's International Programs Office to ask about the exchange program and request nomination. 

Application Deadlines

All application materials should be received by March 1 for fall semester (August - December) or academic year (August - May) & October 1 for spring semester (January - May) or calendar year (January - December). 

Application Instructions and Requirements

Step 1: Be approved and nominated by your home institution.

Step 2: Complete the online application questionnaires.  Be sure that all information is entered accurately as the information will be used for your immigration documents.  Your Personal Essay should be a minimum of 500 words;

Step 3: Scan and upload the following required documents to the online application: 

- One Letter of Recommendation from an academic person in your field;
- An Official Record or Transcript of the courses/subjects studied at your home university;
- A Copy of Your Passport valid for at least 6 months past the end of your studies at CSU.  Color jpeg (digital photo) file or color pdf.
Documentation of English language Proficiency (if native is not English); TOEFL or IELTS
- Proof of Finances:  To receive a DS-2019 form, which is required to obtain a J-1 visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate, you must provide a financial statement verifying that you have at least $7850.00 for one academic semester, or $15,700.00 available for one year (2 semesters) to cover the cost of housing, meals, books, and other personal expenses.  [Note: If exchange includes accommodation and meals, then the value of CSU residence hall and meal plan will be credited toward fulfilling the minimum amount of financial support.]
Documents acceptable as proof of finances include personal bank statement(s) or other financial documents (e.g. scholarship award letters, loan guarantee, etc) showing sufficient funds; letter of support from parent with bank statement(s) showing sufficient funds; or a combination of documents and letters of support that, when added together, show you have sufficient funds.  All documents must be in English. 
Instructions for Uploading a Document to your Online Application
Step 1: Scan and save the required documents to your computer.  Each required document should be saved in a separate PDF to upload to the appropriate questionnaire.

Step 2: Click on the Application Questionnaire that relates to the document you have saved on your desktop.  For example, if you have your bank statement as Proof of Finances, click on Financial Documents - Incoming Exchange.

Step 3: Click on the folder icon in the menu.  Browse to the file you would like uploaded, select it, and then click submit. 


Email Sarah O'Donnell at