Application Instructions – U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents
Application for Admission
A non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants. The current discounted fee for applications submitted online
by March 1st for Fall or September 1st for Spring is $50 payable by credit card. Applicants submitting their applications
after these deadlines will be charged the full application fee of $75.
GRE Examination - Required of all Applicants
Applicants applying to the department of Economics and Business can submit GMAT scores in lieu of the GRE.
You should obtain the best score possible. The higher your score, the more competitive your application can become.
Institution code 4073 should be used when requesting official GRE score reports from ETS.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
These can be submitted through our electronic application system or via the postal service.
Letters of recommendation that are submitted via email will only be accepted if they are sent directly from the
recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org (No exceptions).
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
One Official Transcript
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.
3) International transcripts are considered unofficial if there is not a certified and stamped legal translation.
Statement of Goals
This Statement is used to introduce yourself 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.
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
Applications are reviewed with unofficial transcripts and test scores. Your credentials should be uploaded under the
Degree Seeking Uploads section of your online application.
If you are accepted into the program the official credentials must be received by the Graduate Office before you can
register for classes.
Credentials can be submitted:
Colorado School of Mines
Office of Graduate Studies
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO USA 80401
Note: Credentials to any other email address will not be accepted.
These must be in .pdf format at 300 dpi.
You can upload your documents via the links under the Degree Seeking Uploads in your online
application. These must be in .pdf format at 300 dpi.