Undergraduate Transfer Guidelines



An applicant to Colorado School of Mines is considered a Transfer Student if you have already graduated from high school or are an applicant interested in earning a second bachelor degree.

Admissions Criteria and Requirements

Minimum Criteria

  • Completion of trigonometry and enrolled in Calculus I or higher
  • Enrolled in and/or completion of Chemistry with lab and/or Physics with lab
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (out of 4.0)

Preferred Criteria

  • Completion of Calculus I, II and III
  • Completion of Chemistry I and II (with labs)
  • Completion of Physics I and II (with labs)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0)
  • Applicants who have a majority of the math and science core courses completed with a 3.0 GPA or higher are considered competitive candidates.

Application Requirements

  • Completed and submitted admission application
  • Official college transcript(s) from ALL colleges attended
  • $45 Transfer application fee (paid online by credit card). Please note: The application fee payment system is currently unavailable but will be available in the next 1-2 days. If you submitted an application, you will receive an email notifying you when the application status page is available. In the next 2-3 days, please refer to the application status page access email that we sent which contains personalized access to your application status page. Please follow the login instructions below.
    • Copy and paste the link in a web browser.
    • Enter your PIN.
    • You will then be able to create your own password for your Application Status Page.
    • Here you can access the application fee payment portal, view the application materials our office has received, the application materials that are needed to complete your file and you will also have the option of uploading supplemental (optional) materials such as your resume, an additional essay, etc.
    •  Please contact admissions@mines.edu if you would like us to resend your application status page access email.
  • Final, official high school transcript - required for application review if applying within 12 months of high school graduation.  Otherwise, this document must be on file prior to enrollment. Second bachelor's degree applicants are exempt from this requirement.

Please Note:

  • Any college transcripts that are hand-delivered to our office, even in a sealed envelope, are considered unofficial. Please have the college/university send your transcript(s) directly to our office in order for them to be considered official.
  • Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admission will not transfer.

Applications for transfer admission will be accepted one semester prior to the term for which you would like to be considered for admission.

  • Fall admission: April 1
  • Spring admission: October 15
  • Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Fall Semester Enrollment Confirmation Deadline: May 1








Colorado School of Mines' Registrar Office's Transfer Information

Courses listed below generally require departmental approval.  If you have taken a course that is not part of an articulation agreement, it is NOT guaranteed to transfer to Mines.

Course Taken Mines Equivalent
Calculus I MATH 111
Calculus II MATH 112
Calculus III MATH 213
Differential Equations MATH 225
College/General Chemistry w/ Lab CHGN 121
College/General Chemistry w/ Lab CHGN 122
Physics I Calculus Based w/ Lab PHGN 100
Physics II Calculus Based w/ Lab PHGN 200
Technical Writing and Environmental Ethics LAIS 100
Composition II and Environmental Ethics LAIS 100
20th Century World History (Must be at least 200 level) LAIS 200
200+ (Sophomore level and above) Humanities Courses LAIS 2XX (up to 2)
400 (Senior level) Humanities Courses LAIS 4XX
Physical Geology with Lab GEGN 101
General Biology with Lab CBEN 110
Introduction to Computer Science CSCI 101
Principles of Microeconomics and  
Principles of Macroeconomics EBGN 201
Engineering Design* EPIC 151
Physical Activities Courses** PAGN 101, 102, 2XX, 2XX

* Design courses rarely transfer
** Courses must be taken in separate semesters

Important Reminders

  • Courses with grades of C or better may be eligible for transfer credit. Please keep course syllabus and coursework (such as exams, quizzes, class notes and homework) from all math and science courses as departments often request course materials for review prior to granting transfer credit. This is especially true for Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science and any other engineering or applied science courses.
  • If a transfer student has only completed up through Calculus II, the student will be required to complete a one credit hour Calculus II short-form course to bridge any material not covered in the course being transferred to CSM. Calculus II at CSM contains content that is taught in Calculus III at other institutions.
  • Students that have successfully completed gtPathways courses at another Colorado institution will receive credit for those gtPathways courses offered at Mines upon the student's enrollment at Mines. The applicable courses are: Chemistry I and II, Calculus I, II, and III, Calculus-based Physics I and II with a lab.

Articulated Community College Transfer Agreements

Red Rocks Community College Agreement (RRCC)PDF versionText only version
Front Range Community College Agreement (FRCC)PDF versionText only version
Community College of Aurora Agreement (CCA)PDF versionText only version
Arapahoe Community College Agreement (ACC)PDF versionText only version
Community College of Denver Agreement (CCD)PDF versionText only version



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