Welcome back to Mines

This page contains information to aid you in your return to Mines, including advisement, transferring in coursework, schedules and registration, readmissions, and majors.

 

For immediate questions about courses, advising, and registration, click the link below to contact Jen Drumm.

Returning Student Contact Form

The first step to return to Mines is completing the Returning Student Application*

*If you need to meet with Readmissions, visit the Readmissions website for full information

You will receive an email from Admissions once the application has been processed with information about reactivating your Trailhead and email account.

Are you returning to Mines to pursue a second bachelor’s degree? Click the Double Degree tab below.

Upon returning to Mines your advisor will be Jen Drumm, CASA Director. She will help you transition back to Mines and make sure your questions are answered regarding majors, classes, and more.

Upon returning to Mines, you will be coded with the major you had when you left Mines and on the newest Catalog. Sometimes majors are updated and you may have a newer major if it changed while you were away. 

You can register for classes through Trailhead and GEODE during your assigned registration date and time, yet you are encouraged to meet with Jen to review your classes and returning degree plan. Appointments can be in-person or over the phone, and you are welcome to email her as well. To begin, please complete the following form:

Returning Student Form

In the meantime, look at your academic transcript, degree evaluation (run a What-If scenario if you are wanting to switch your major), and a flowchart (if available). Be sure to pay attention to prerequisites and major information, as both are subject to change.

 

Upon returning to Mines your advisor will be Jen Drumm, CASA Director. She will help you transition back to Mines and make sure your questions are answered regarding majors, classes, and more.

You will need to declare (or re-declare) your major and transition to a faculty advisor in your department to graduate from Mines. You can declare once you are in or have completed Calc III and Phys II. Many students re-declare their major immediately upon return to Mines.

From the Registrar’s Office:

RETURNING STUDENTS

Students who have matriculated at Mines, withdrawn, applied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit at an institution while they were absent from Mines must obtain approval upon return of the department head of the appropriate course, the department head of the student’s option (major), and the Registrar.

In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by the Registrar. Credits must be submitted on an official transcript from an accredited institution. Only courses with grades of “C” or better will be accepted.

 

Click here to visit the Readmissions website

 Readmissions Committee 2019-2020 meeting dates:  

  • November 1, 2019
  • December 12, 2019
  • January 6, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • May 7, 2020

Returning students who are pursuing a second degree from Mines are assigned Jen Drumm as an advisor, yet they are encouraged to declare and transition to a faculty advisor as soon as possible due to the unique nature of the double degree.

Information from the Registrar’s Office:

A student wishing to complete two Bachelor of Science degrees must complete the first degree plus a minimum of thirty (30.0) hours specific to the second-degree program. The thirty hours for the second degree may not include free electives and may not be double counted with any credit used to complete the first degree. The degree plan for the second degree must be approved by the advisor, the department head, and the Registrar’s Office representing Academic Affairs.

Please contact Jen Drumm as soon as possible to ensure you can declare your second major in a timely manner, and contact your new department to discuss plan your coursework.

Have you been away from Mines for five or more years? If so, there are some important details you need to be aware of:

  • Your academic program may have changed since you left

Academic programs are constantly in a state of evaluation and review to maintain high quality and standards. Sometimes majors are completely redesigned and you may need to move to a new catalog depending on where you are with credits.

  • Credit expires after 10 years

You will need departmental approval for each course that will be 10 years or older when you graduate. The Registrar’s Office will help you with the paperwork process and evaluation of credit. Please contact the Registrar’s Office right away to get the process started.

 

Priority Registration is November 11-15

Click on the links below for more information on how to register, using GEODE, holds, and errors.