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F-1 Students

The F-1 student visa is intended for a degree-seeking student pursuing a full course of study to achieve a specific education or professional objective at a U.S. academic institution.  International students in F-1 status make up the majority of international students at the Colorado School of Mines.

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J-1 Students

The J-1 Exchange Visitor program provides academic programs to facilitate exchange for educational and cultural purposes.  International students on the J-1 visa at the Colorado School of Mines are often participants of an exchange with an international partner university, or may be participating in a program funded by the U.S. government, home country government, or an international organization.

Request a Visa Benefit

If you know which application you need to complete in relation to your visa type, go to your ISSS Portal Account and start your application under the requests tab.

If you have begun an application in the ISSS portal already, log in to the portal to access your existing application.


International Student & Scholar Services
924 16th Street
Green Center, Suite 219
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 and 1:30 – 4:00

Main Office Phone and Email
(303) 273-3210 /