Opportunities for Postsecondary Success
How do I apply for admission to Colorado State University?
Please connect with the Admissions Office with your questions about applying to CSU
What academic accommodations will I receive?
Please connect with the Student Disability Center to learn more about accommodations you can receive while studying at CSU.
How will I benefit from the Opportunities for Postsecondary Success Program?
Participating students often experience:
- Increased potential for successful academic and life outcomes,
- A smoother transition to higher education; and,
- An ability to identify, express and meet personal needs and goals.
What services will I receive?
You will receive:
- An individualized assessment for identification of specific challenges and needs, strengths, interests and goals.
- Support from a trained Student Mentor. Guided by an OPS Coordinator and based on the student’s individual plan, mentors help students become self-advocates and provide a variety of supports including:
- Critical skills training such as time management, effective communication, problem-solving, decision making, stress management, study, test taking, and goal setting;
- Connection to campus resources;
- Assistance in identifying and implementing compensatory strategies and/or accommodations tailored to increase your academic, campus life, and future career success;
- Experiential social/interpersonal skills training as needed; and,
- Facilitation of effective transition beyond OPS.
How much does it cost?
OPS is $2,500 per semester. Some students may financially qualify for support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
How do I get started?
Typically, the starting point is the Student Disability Center. Please call (970) 491-6385 to schedule an appointment with an SDC Counselor to discuss whether the OPS program is right for you. Alternatively, you may use the online application to apply directly to OPS and a staff member will be in contact.