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Deadlines for Applications:

Fall Semester: January 15th

Spring Semester: November 15th

Application Steps

Our graduate study programs are linked closely to faculty activities and research interests. Before applying to the Soil and Crop Sciences Department, you will need to confirm an advisor.

The Graduate Committee will not review your application unless you have this in place.

Please go to about our department and contact a faculty member that most closely fits your research interest.

Once you have an advisor confirmed, you can proceed with the application process. You will need to enter your advisor’s name on the application under Identified Faculty.


Our department does not requires GRE scores.

Official Transcripts/Credential & Certified Translations

Official transcripts or mark sheets and any certificates, diplomas, or degrees from each college or university attended is required regardless of the length of attendance, including courses in progress. Final records will be required upon completion of the course or degree. ALL records submitted must be in the native language; any credentials written in languages other than English MUST be accompanied by a certified English translation – Colorado State University transcripts are not required.

Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required from previous instructors or employers who are able to comment on your abilities and potential for graduate study. You may provide contact information for up to five recommenders. There is no standardized format unless specified by the academic department. Your recommenders will be notified and prompted to supply a recommendation letter through the system. Academic references should be prepared to discuss your academic knowledge and skills, aptitude for graduate study, ability for independent research, and classroom performance related to characteristics such as integrity, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. Choosing an individual as a reference who has an impressive title but cannot discuss the aforementioned qualities will not result in an informative letter of recommendation that supports your admission. Writing any portion of the recommendations yourself, either in whole or in part, may result in rejection or dismissal.

Applying Online

When applying using the online application system, most documents are uploaded directly by the applicant. For documents that cannot be submitted through the application system, such as official transcripts and test scores, request the documents be sent to the Office of Admissions.

Send official electronic test scores using code 4075.

Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

All applications and fees are processed directly through CSU’s Graduate School.

General application information can be found here.

Applications can be started on their ready to apply page.

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