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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months

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Upon successful completion of the Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering - Control Systems program at INTO Colorado State University and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at Colorado State University. 

This transition from an INTO Graduate Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression.

Programme Structure

Course features:
  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing course work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 2 Semesters

  • Credits
    6-14 alternative credits


    • 30 credit hour degree program
    • 6-7 credit hours may apply from Pathway
    • 23-24 credit hours remaining toward degree


    • 30 credit hour degree program
    • 14 credit hours may apply from Pathway
    • 16 credit hours remaining toward degree
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Academic requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or closely related engineering discipline. 2.5 GPA in math, sciences and technical courses.
English language requirements:
  • 1 - Semester: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 52, Password 7, Completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum of 85% in all graded courses, IELA 176, or Duolingo 70.
  • 2 - Semesters: TOEFL 70, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 48, Password 6.5, Completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum of 75% in all graded courses, IELA 169, or Duolingo 55.
Age requirements:
  • 16 years and above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17670 USD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees can be up to $30,680 depending on the start date and/or the chosen duration.

Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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