Application Instructions – International Applicants

Application for Admission
A non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants. The current discounted fee for applications submitted
online by February 1st for Fall or September 1st for Spring is $70 payable by credit card. Applicants submitting their
applications after September 1st for Spring will be charged the full application fee of $95.

Before you begin your application please review the deadlines at: http://www.mines.edu/Deadlines_GS . Applications
submitted beyond the deadlines will be deferred to the next available future term.

APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED WITH UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND TEST SCORES.
Applications with all required documentation (complete applications) will be processed first.

Unofficial documents should be uploaded at the time of application. You should upload your documents via the links
under the Degree Seeking Uploads in your online application. These must be in .pdf format at 300 dpi. Minimized
images will not be accepted. Please do not mail unofficial hard copies of uploaded documents.

If for some reason you are not able to upload a required document or you have updates after submission, please e-mail
them to grad.credentials@mines.edu . E-mail questions about the application process to grad.app@mines.edu

Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson) - Required for International Applicants
Exceptions (Exam is waived):
1) Your country of citizenship’s primary language is English
2) You have completed a university degree program in an English speaking country within the last two (2) years.
- If you are unsure about your need to submit a TOEFL, please contact grad-app@mines.edu. We will not send your application for
review if it is required and you do not submit a TOEFL Score.

NOTE: Test score totals that do not meet the following minimums will not be accepted. Tests must also have been
taken within the previous 2 years of your entry term.

TOEFL - (internet based) 79 or (paper based) 550 IELTS - 6.5
PEARSON – 59

Internet score sheets (screen shots) will be accepted for review. Your name must appear in the screen shot. Please upload this to your
application in the upload area. THESE ARE CONSIDERED UNOFFICIAL.


GRE Examination - Required of all Applicants
www.ets.org/gre

Exceptions:

Applicants applying to the department of Economics and Business can submit GMAT scores in lieu of the GRE.

Scores:

Please check http://mines.edu/graduate_academic and search for the program you are interested in, to see if the
Department of interest has score requirement information listed.
Internet score sheets (screen shots) will be accepted for review. Your name must appear in the screen shot. Please upload this to
your application in the upload area. THESE ARE CONSIDERED UNOFFICIAL.
Institution code 4073 should be used when requesting official GRE reports from ETS. You do not need a Department code.

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (LOR)
These can be submitted through our electronic application system or emailed to grad.credentials@mines.edu . Letters
of recommendation that are submitted via email will only be accepted if they are sent directly from the recommender
(No exceptions). You are not permitted to use LOR from a different term for a new application, unless it is a deferral.
Letters of recommendation should be solicited from sources knowledgeable of your academic and professional
capabilities. They should also describe your qualifications for the specific degree program into which you are applying.

Statement of Goals
This Statement is used to introduce oneself to the Graduate Admissions Committee. It should be brief (1 to 2 pages),
address professional and personal goals, any possible deficiencies in your transcripts or exam scores, research
interests (if you are applying for a thesis-based program), as well as your reasons for choosing Colorado School of
Mines.


Transcript(s)
Minimized transcripts, altered transcripts, or transcripts that do not contain the name of the university may be refused.
Please upload your unofficial transcripts for the review process. If you are accepted into graduate school at Mines and
choose to attend, you are required to submit official transcripts with verification of degree(s) awarded. If you list a college
or university, even in the “non-degree” area, you are required to upload a transcript. Your application will not be sent
for review if your transcripts are not uploaded.
1) Transcripts are considered unofficial if they are not in a sealed envelope from the University.
2) Transcripts are considered unofficial if there is no verification of degree awarded. (Unless they are non-degree)
3) Transcripts are considered unofficial if there are pending grades.
4) International transcripts are considered unofficial if there is not a certified and stamped legal English translation.
This must include a translated diploma or certification of completion.
You are required to submit official copies of all transcripts used for evaluation, if admitted.
Resume
Your resume should contain a comprehensive list of your education, professional experience, publications, special
projects, etc. Important Note: Special trainings, publications, projects, internships, etc. should be included in your
resume. Certificates (athletic, special trainings, internships etc.), published papers, etc. will not be included in your
application packet.
International Student Financial Statement
This package is required after you have received your official acceptance letter. Important Note: Your package must
be complete according to the instructions on your Financial Statement of Support form. If documents are missing, it will
not be sent to the International Office.

Your intent to enroll, acceptance of admittance, and your Visa paperwork cannot be processed until this package has
been received. You can download the form at: http://mines.edu/Intl_GS or through ‘Downloadable Forms and
Instructions’ in the online application.
Financial Statement of Support (SOS) Deadlines:
Accepted Fall Applicants will have until April 1st (of the year you are applying) to submit a valid SOS.
Accepted Spring Applicants will have until November 1st (of the year you are applying) to submit a valid SOS.
Sending Official Credentials
Applications Are Reviewed With Unofficial Transcripts and Test Scores.
If you are accepted into the program the official credentials (listed above) must be received by the Graduate Office
before you can register for classes
These can be sent:

By mail: Colorado School of Mines
Office of Graduate Studies
Suite E-140
1200 16th Street
Golden, CO USA 80401

By email: grad.credentials@mines.edu
Note: Credentials to any other email address will not be accepted.
These must be in .pdf format at 300 dpi. They cannot be minimized. These must be sent from the university in order to be official.
All unofficial documents should be uploaded at the time of application. You should upload your documents via the links
under the Degree Seeking Uploads in your online application. These must be in .pdf format at 300 dpi. Minimized
images will not be accepted.
Again, if you are not able to upload a required document or you have updates after submission, please e-mail them to
grad.credentials@mines.edu . You will need to check your online application for application status questions. For
all other questions, please e-mail grad-app@mines.edu .



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