School Counselors

Our admission staff recognizes the key role counselors play in helping students choose the college that best fits their style and aspirations. You are our essential professional partners and we appreciate the time and effort you spend to help students make one of the most important decisions of their lives.


As we travel for school visits, fairs and conferences, we look forward to seeing you whenever possible. As you continue to advise students on applying to Western State Colorado University and many other exceptional institutions, feel free to connect with the admissions staff at anytime. Below are some helpful resources and quick links to help you and your students navigate Western's admission and application process.


 Counselors Asked to Provide a Recommendation for the Common Application!! As part of Westerns holistic review process, we participate in The Common Application. If you are requested to provide a recommendation on a student’s behalf as part of their application, please do so. The students application will not be submitted to Western until the Recommendation has been completed and uploaded. If you have any questions about the Recommender process, please follow this link for more information​

Western has made a major jump in the Forbes America's Top Colleges Rankings, climbing 98 places in the magazine's national rankings, and earning a spot in the Top 100 Colleges in the West for the second year in a row.

New News for Colorado Counselors!! Starting with the Fall 2014 incoming freshmen class, twenty five Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) scholarship recipients will be eligible for the Western – Denver Scholarship Foundation Presidential Scholarship at Western State Colorado University. If selected, all tuition and fees at Western will be covered for four years. That’s right, no tuition or fees for up to four years! 

All Out-of-State Counselors!!! Also starting in Fall 2014 is the Neighboring States Program.  Freshmen and transfer students from one of the seven contiguous neighboring states to Colorado are considered for a special $1,000 per year grant, totaling $4,000 over four years!!