Pursuing Success Without the Stress

Pursuing your college education can be a life-changing decision, and CTU is committed to helping make it a rewarding experience, starting with the application and admissions process.

Your Admission Experience

The CTU community attracts a variety of students with different backgrounds and goals. Whether you are a working professional seeking an advanced degree or a motivated person driven to earn the college degree you’ve always wanted to achieve, we are committed to helping ensure you get the most for your money and the credit you deserve for what you already know.

Applying to college doesn’t need to be an overwhelming and stressful experience.

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment

At CTU, a Prior Learning Assessment Evaluator can provide degree-planning assistance and provide more information about advanced standing requirements. You can start with an unofficial transcript evaluation before you apply. After that, your official transcripts and formal documents will be required before evaluation of transfer credit can occur, and the source of credit must meet the established transfer credit criteria. For complete details regarding CTU's transfer credit policy, please refer to the university catalog.

The following are also eligible for evaluation toward academic credit through Colorado Technical University:

  • CTU Fast Track self-testing program
  • Experiential learning that demonstrates subject matter mastery through documented work experience
  • Military credit for training or Military Occupational Specialty
  • Professional training/certification credit
  • Standardized assessment score results (AP, CLEP, DSST)

Financial Aid

One of the most solid investments you can make is in your education, because it will last a lifetime and can create new opportunities for you over the course of your career. How you choose to pay for your education will be an important decision. That’s why CTU provides each student with a Financial Aid team to assist with the Financial Aid process.

Many students qualify for but are unaware of various federal, state and private funding options that may be available. That’s why CTU provides FA professionals to help you through the Financial Aid process. We are committed to helping you develop a financial plan to achieve your educational goals, including options for various types of financial aid for which you may qualify, including:

Tuition Reimbursement

Outside assistance that may be offered through other organizations such as your current company’s human resource department.

Federal Funding

To find out if you qualify for federal aid that can help pay for your education, start by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Colorado Technical University offers students the opportunity to take advantage of a number of institutional grants and scholarships.


CTU will help you understand all of the education benefits you may have earned in service to your country, including numerous grants and scholarships awarded to CTU military students every year.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

CTU Education Alliance

Do you work for an organization that has an education alliance with Colorado Technical University? More and more companies are recognizing the value in retaining key employees by supporting efforts to advance their knowledge, skills and professional development through industry-relevant education.

Check out how one motivated CTU student took advantage of the opportunity to study, learn and grow while remaining productive at work.

You may recognize a few alliances such as Target, McDonald’s, Bank of America, AT&T, Walt Disney and Verizon. CTU has relationships with a growing list of organizations across the country and around the world. If your company isn't currently part of the CTU Education Alliance, ask your Human Resources Department to contact us at CTUEducationalAlliances@coloradotech.edu.

Keeping You Focused Supporting Your Dreams

Finding your place in today’s competitive working world requires more than qualifications, training and relevant knowledge. It takes a team effort and the right connections.

CTU Career Services

The CTU Career Services team offers the tools, resources and connections to help you identify and pursue your professional goals. Whether you are interested in an entirely new career field or looking to advance within your current occupation, we offer personalized services that can help you to plan and manage your next move. The comprehensive range of services you’ll have access to while you’re a student (and even after you graduate) include:

Job Search Consultations
The CTU Career Services team is available to help you meet the challenges of a job search while educating and empowering you to find opportunities that match your goals and qualifications. We also host a series of industry-focused webinars to help educate you on what’s out there and who’s going after it.

Career Planning
Whether you are a first year student or an alumnus of Colorado Technical University, our career planning and exploration process can include guidance with choosing an occupation, identifying employment opportunities and making a career change.

Resume Writing
Our Career Services team is comprised of certified professionals who can help you design and tailor your résumé and cover letter to specific jobs.

Interview Preparedness
Interviews can be nerve-racking, but if you’re prepared and confident, your skills and qualifications will shine through. CTU Career Coaches will help you prepare for the big day with practice interviews, coaching and advice on honing your interviewing skills.

Professional Networking
The community of CTU students and alumni continues to grow, providing you with a valuable network to tap into when you’re ready to pursue your next opportunity. We’ll help you connect to the right people via social networking, industry events, conferences and professional associations.

Lifelong Connections To Your Goals & Dreams

Once you graduate from CTU, you will automatically become a member of our collaborative, supportive Alumni Association.

CTU Alumni Association

We invite you to stay connected to the expanding professional and social network of more than 85,000 CTU graduates across the world. Our mission is to foster career networking opportunities, enhance the professional development, and celebrate the accomplishments of CTU alumni.

The CTU Alumni Association provides a variety of valuable career and industry tools, resources and discounts, including:

  • Personalized career coaching and services
  • Alumni savings programs and discounts
  • Networking opportunities through chapters and social communities
  • Recognition through the Alumni Spotlight Program