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Undergraduate Admissions as a New Freshmen

*High School Requirements and Criteria for Admission

4 units of English
2 units of algebra
1 unit of geometry
1 unit of advanced mathematics (trigonometry)
3 units of history or social studies
3 units of lab science (1 unit must be chemistry or physics)
2 units of academic electives
1 unit of foreign language
Trigonometry is our minimum math requirement; however, please complete pre-calculus or calculus if you have the opportunity.
You should rank in the upper quartile of your high school class and have strong ACT or SAT scores. We do not require a writing test for admission, but we will accept the SAT with writing or the ACT with or without the optional writing test. We do not have a preference on the SAT or ACT exam. We will use your highest composite score from either test.  
Below are the averages of Admitted Students:
  • Average (unweighted) GPA 3.8/4.0
  • Average SAT (Critical Reading and Math) 1355
  • Average ACT Composite 31
If you are home-schooled or if your high school does not rank or give grades, we will work with you to fairly evaluate your record. In these cases, we will usually refer more heavily to your ACT or SAT scores.

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or college transfer credits: AP, IB & College Transfer Credit

Ready to Apply?   When entering the application link, choose 'FRESHMAN' if you will graduate from high school in spring 2015 (regardless of total college credits completed while in high school), or you have graduated from high school but haven't enrolled at a college, university or any other school after high school.

Items required for a complete Freshman application for fall admissions:  (no later than April 1)

  1. completed and submitted admission application
  2. current, official high school transcript

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  3. ACT or SAT I exam results
       -  You can request ACT to send Mines your scores using the ACT Send Your Scores to Others website. 
            -  The ACT school code for Mines is 0500

  -  You can request SAT to send Mines your scores using the College Board Send Your Scores website. 
        -  The College Board school code for Mines is 4073

The Admissions Office has moved to a waiting list for Fall 2015 Applicants.  Applicants who are admissable will be placed onto the waiting list.  Waitlist FAQ's

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Fall 2015 Application

For more information please contact Admissions:
Toll Free 888-446-9489  

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