INTO Colorado State University
Country Scales — 2017-18

When referring to the following guides, be aware that this is not inclusive of all grading requirements. Grading systems and educational structures vary widely around the world and we evaluate each application individually to determine if the applicant meets the standards for success at the Colorado State University. Please also be aware that requirements by country are updated and adjusted appropriately throughout an academic year and might not be current.

This guide is used for evaluation purposes by the Colorado State University Admissions Office and is supplied here for reference only. Meeting the requirements listed here does not necessarily indicate that a student will qualify for admission to the Colorado State University or INTO Colorado State University.

Country

CSU Undergraduate Pathway

IGCSE, GCSE or O-Levels

5 subjects with 2 grades of B or better & 3 grades of C or better; 2.50 on 4.0 scale.

IGCE, GCE or A-Levels

Optional for Undergraduate Pathway programs. 

IB Diploma

High School Transcripts and IB Diploma with minimum score 24. If applying prior to diploma, average grade of 4 or better for individual courses (1-7 scale).

Azerbaijan

High school transcripts and Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with 3.5 on a scale from 2-5 (where 5 is best) or 65%

Bahrain

General Certificate of Secondary Education and Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 75% average.

Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or equivalent and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or equivalent with 45% on a scale where 45-59% = B

Brazil

High school transcripts and diploma (Certificado de Ensino Medio) with average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

China

High school transcripts and graduation certificate with average of 75%

Colombia

High school transcripts and graduation certificate (Titulo de Bachiller Academico/ Bachillerato) with average 7.0 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

Cyprus-Turkish Cypriot

High school transcripts and diploma (Lise Diplomasi) with average 6 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

Cyprus-Greek Cypriot

High school transcripts & Certification of Completion from an upper secondary school with average of 15 on a 20 point scale. 

Ecuador

High school transcripts and graduation certificate (Bachiller) with average 7.5 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

France

11 on a 20 point scale (where 20 is best). High school transcripts (Relevé de notes) and Baccalauréat results

Germany

High school transcripts (final 3 years) and Abitur results with average 2.5 on a 6 point scale (where 1 is best)

Ghana

WASSCE: minimum of 6 subjects with an average of 5 (Credit) and secondary school grade report showing satisfactory progress.

Hong Kong

If currently in high school, last 3 years of transcripts with average of 55% (where 40% is minimum passing grade).

India

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or equivalent and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC/HSSC) or equivalent with C2 average on exams or equivalent.

Indonesia

SMA with average of 6.5 on 10 scale or 65% or 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

Iran

High school transcripts & Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education plus pre-University transcript and diploma with average 13 on 20 scale.

Italy

High school transcripts and Maturity Diploma with minimum 75 on school leaving exam & secondary school grade reports showing satisfactory progress.

Japan

Lower Secondary School Leaving Certificate, grade 10-12 reports, & Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with average 3.5 on 5 point scale.

Jordan

High school transcripts and General Secondary Education Certificate with average 69% on a scale where 80-100% = A or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Kazakhstan

Transcripts for grades 9-11/12 and Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education (Attestat) with average 3.5 on a 5 point scale (where 5 is best)

Kenya

8 subjects on KCSE with an average of C+ or 7.0 on a 12 point scale (where 12 is best).

Kuwait

High School Transcripts and Senior Secondary School Diploma with average of 75%.

Kyrgyzstan

High school transcripts and Certificate/Attestat of Complete Secondary Education with average of 3.5 on 5 point scale. 

Macau SAR, China

Varies depending on education system - China, Hong Kong, Portugal or Taiwan) with average 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

Malaysia SPM/STPM

SPM containing 6 academic subjects with average of C+ or better grades. STPM is optional.

Malaysia UEC

Unified Examination Certificate: 5 subjects with 2 grades of B6 or better and 3 grades of C7 or better.

Mexico

7.5 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best). High school transcripts and graduation certificate (Certificado de Bachillerato)

Morocco

High school transcripts and Baccalauréat Results with 11 on a 20 point scale (where 20 is best)

Myanmar

Standard VIII Exam & Standard X Exam Diploma A with 49% or 3.5 on 5 point scale.

Nigeria

Secondary school grade reports and WASSCE containing 5 subjects with average of 5 or better on a 9 point scale.

Oman

High school transcripts & General Secondary School Certificate with average of 75%.

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) with average of 45% on 60-100% = A scale.

Qatar

High school transcripts & Qatar Secondary Schooling Certificate with average of 75%.

Russia

High school transcripts for years 9-11 and Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with average 3.5 on a 5 point scale.

Saudi Arabia

High School transcripts with Year 12 indicating secondary graduation with average of 75%.

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Ordinary results containing 5 ‘O’ Level subjects with an aggregate of 33 or less. Advanced levels are optional.

South Africa

High school transcripts and Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement: 3.5 on 6 point scale or 56% on 80-100% = A scale.

South Korea

High school transcript and graduation certificate (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo) with average of 5 or better average rank (where 1 is best)

Taiwan

High school transcripts and Senior High School Diploma with average 69% on a scale where 80-100% = A or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Tanzania

CSE/ EAGCE: 2 grades of B or better & 3 grades of C or better; 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

Thailand

High school transcripts & Certificate of Secondary Education: average 69% on 80-100% = A scale or 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

The Gambia

WASSCE: minimum of 5 subjects with 2 grades of ‘C’ or better and 3 grades of ‘D’ or better.

Turkey

High school transcripts & General Secondary School Diploma with average 3.5 on a 5 point scale or 63% on 85-100%=A scale.

Uganda

5 on a 9 point scale (where 1 is best). High school transcripts and Certificate of Education

Ukraine

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate (Atestat) with average of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 6.5 out of 12. 

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

High school transcripts and General Secondary Education Certificate with average of 75% or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

United Kingdom

GCSE: 2 grades of B or better & 3 grades of C or better; 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

United States of America

High school transcripts and diploma with average 2.5 on a 4 point scale (where 4 is best); SAT not required

Uzbekistan

High school transcripts and Certificate of Completed Upper Secondary Education with average of 3.5 on a 5 point scale. 

Venezuela

High school transcripts and Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate (Bachiller) with average of 12.0 on a 20 point scale (where 20 is best)

Vietnam

High school transcripts and Senior High School Certificate with average of 6.5 on a 10-point scale. 

Zimbabwe

GCE O levels: 2 grades of B or better & 3 grades of C or better; 2.5 on 4.0 scale.


Country

CSU Direct Entry

IGCSE, GCSE or O-Levels

5 subjects with 5 grades of B or better; 3.25 on 4.0 scale + A levels.

IGCE, GCE or A-Levels

2 subjects with grades of C or better and meet the IGCSE/GCSE O Level requirements.

IB Diploma

High School Transcripts and IB Diploma with minimum score 30. If applying prior to diploma, average grade of 5 or better for individual courses (1-7 scale).

Azerbaijan

High school transcripts and Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with 4.25 on a scale from 2-5 (where 5 is best) or 75%

Bahrain

General Certificate of Secondary Education and Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 85% average.

Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or equivalent and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or equivalent with 55% on a scale where 60-100% = A

Brazil

High school transcripts and diploma (Certificado de Ensino Medio) with average of 7.5 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

China

High school transcripts and graduation certificate with average of 85%

Colombia

High school transcripts and graduation certificate (Titulo de Bachiller Academico/ Bachillerato) with average 8.4 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

Cyprus-Turkish Cypriot

High school transcripts and diploma (Lise Diplomasi) with average 8 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

Cyprus-Greek Cypriot

High school transcripts & Certification of Completion from an upper secondary school with average of 18 on a 20 point scale. 

Ecuador

High school transcripts and graduation certificate (Bachiller) with average 8.5 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best)

France

12.5 on a 20 point scale (where 20 is best). High school transcripts (Relevé de notes) and Baccalauréat results

Germany

High school transcripts (final 3 years) and Abitur results with average 1.75 on a 6 point scale (where 1 is best)

Ghana

WASSCE: minimum of 6 subjects with an average of 4 (Credit) and secondary school grade report showing satisfactory progress.

Hong Kong

If currently in high school, last 3 years of transcripts with average of 67.5% (where 40% is minimum passing grade)

India

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or equivalent and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC/HSSC) or equivalent with B1 average on exams or equivalent.

Indonesia

SMA with average of 8.0 on 10 scale or 80% or 3.25 on 4.0 scale.

Iran

High school transcripts & Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education plus pre-University transcript and diploma with average 16.5 on 20 scale. 

Italy

High school transcripts and Maturity Diploma with minimum 85 on school leaving exam & secondary school grade reports showing satisfactory progress. 

Japan

Lower Secondary School Leaving Certificate, grade 10-12 reports, & Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with average 4.25 on 5 point scale. 

Jordan

High school transcripts and General Secondary Education Certificate with average 77% on a scale where 80-100% = A or 3.25 on a 4.0 scale

Kazakhstan

Transcripts for grades 9-11/12 and Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education (Attestat) with average 4.25 on a 5 point scale

Kenya

8 subjects on KCSE with an average of B or 9.0 on a 12 point scale (where 12 is best). 

Kuwait

High School Transcripts and Senior Secondary School Diploma with average of 85%.

Kyrgyzstan

High school transcripts and Certificate/Attestat of Complete Secondary Education with average of 4.25 on 5 point scale. 

Macau SAR, China

Varies depending on education system - China, Hong Kong, Portugal or Taiwan) with average 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

Malaysia SPM/STPM

SPM: 6 core subjects with average of B+ or better AND STPM: 2-3 academic subjects with average of B+ or better.

Malaysia UEC

Unified Examination Certificate: 5 core subjects with 5 grades of B4 or better.

Mexico

8.25 on a 10 point scale (where 10 is best). High school transcripts and graduation certificate (Certificado de Bachillerato)

Morocco

High school transcripts and Baccalauréat Results with 12.5 on a 20 point scale (where 20 is best)

Myanmar

Standard VIII Exam & Standard X Exam Diploma A with 66% or 4.25 on 5 point scale.

Nigeria

Secondary school grade reports and WASSCE containing 5 core subjects with average of 3 or better on a 9 point scale.

Oman

High school transcripts & General Secondary School Certificate with average of 85%.

Pakistan

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) with average of 58% on 60-100% = A scale.

Qatar

High school transcripts & Qatar Secondary Schooling Certificate with average of 85%.

Russia

High school transcripts for years 9-11 and Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with average 4.25 on a 5 point scale.

Saudi Arabia

High School transcripts with Year 12 indicating secondary graduation with average of 85%.

Singapore

 5 ‘O’ Level core subjects with B/4 or better; overall 3.25 of 4.00 scale AND 2 A-Levels with C/6 or better. 

South Africa

High school transcripts and Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement: 5 on 6 point scale or 70-79% on 80-100% = A scale.

South Korea

High school transcript and graduation certificate (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo) with average of 3 or better average rank (where 1 is best)

Taiwan

High school transcripts and Senior High School Diploma with average 77% on a scale where 80-100% = A or 3.25 on a 4.0 scale

Tanzania

CSE/EAGCE: core 5 grades of B or better; overall 3.25 on 4.0 scale AND ACSE: 2 grades of C or better.

Thailand

High school transcripts & Certificate of Secondary Education: average 77% on 80-100% = A scale or 3.25 on 4.0 scale.

The Gambia

WASSCE: minimum of 5 subjects with grades of ‘B’ or better OR an aggregate of 12 or less.

Turkey

High school transcripts & General Secondary School Diploma with average 4.25 on a 5 point scale or 84% on 85-100%=A scale. 

Uganda

4 on a 9 point scale (where 1 is best). High school transcripts and Certificate of Education

Ukraine

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate (Atestat) with average of 4.25 on a 5-point scale or 9.25 out of 12. 

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

High school transcripts and General Secondary Education Certificate with average of 85% or 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

United Kingdom

GCSE: 5 core grades of B or better; 3.25 on 4.0 scale AND GCE 2 grades of C or better.

United States of America

High school transcripts and diploma with average 3.25 GPA; SAT/ACT required

Uzbekistan

High school transcripts and Certificate of Completed Upper Secondary Education with average of 4.25 on a 5 point scale. 

Venezuela

High school transcripts and Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate (Bachiller) with average of 14.0 on a 20 point scale (where 20 is best)

Vietnam

High school transcripts and Senior High School Certificate with average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale. 

Zimbabwe

GCE O: 5 grades of B or better; 3.25/4.0 scale AND HSC/GCE A Levels: 2 grades of C or better.