Freshman Transfer Credit

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AP, IB and Freshman Transfer Credit

Credit for the Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate program is granted to students who receive eligible scores on the designated exam. These scores are used by the registrar to place students in appropriate freshman courses. In some cases, departmental approval is required before credit is granted. Credit is shown as transfer credit on the Mines transcript; however, no grade is associated with the credit.

You may review the online AP and IB Transfer Credit Brochure

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 for more information.

Mines will also accept select transfer credit from other colleges or universities:

  • You must provide Mines with an official transcript from the accredited college or university. A high school transcript showing dual credit will not count for an official college transcript.
  • You must earn a grade of C or better (we will not accept C-) in the course you are attempting to transfer.
  • The course must be equivalent to a course offered at Mines. (This may need to be determined by a review of the course work by the appropriate academic department.)

As a good rule of thumb, if you are planning to take a math or science course at another college or university (particularly calculus, chemistry, physics or differential equations) make sure you save all of your course work from the class this includes the syllabus, graded quizzes and/or exams, lab work, homework assignments and notebooks. We will request course work for a departmental review, prior to awarding credit. Course work from another college or university is not guaranteed.

All official transcripts should be sent to Colorado School of Mines, Admissions Office, 1600 Maple Street, Golden, CO 80401.

To order your official college transcripts, contact the college or university Registrar Office.

To order your official AP transcripts visit www.collegeboard.com or call 609-771-7300.

To order your official IB transcripts visit www.ibo.org or call 212-696-4464.

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