General Registration

This page contains general registration information for fall, spring and summer as well as international student eligibility and requirements. If there are degree-type specific registration requirements, they will be listed on the Navigate Your Degree page.

Fall and spring semesters

All MINES graduate students must have continuous registration (minimum of 1 or more credits)

  • Students must register by the registration deadline (see academic calendar).
  • Students may add/drop courses through census day for full term (16 week session) or by add/drop deadlines for 8 week sessions. (see academic calendar)   Any changes to a schedule after census day or 8 week session drop deadlines, must be made through the Registrar’s Office and are typically not eligible for refunds.
  • Only courses for credit count towards full time status.  Although students pay for audited courses (No Credit or NC), those courses do not count towards full time status.
  • Students who wish to take a semester off (fall or spring) must submit a Leave of Absence form, prior to census day of that semester.
    • Students who do not submit the leave paperwork and do not register for the fall and/or spring semesters will be inactivated.  To resume studies, inactivated students will be required to re-apply for admission.
  • RA’s, TA’s and Graduate Hourly employees must either be registered full-time (9 or more credits) or on Reduced Registration.

Dropping Last Course/Credit in Fall or Spring semesters

Students wishing to drop their last class/credit for the fall or spring semesters must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies either: Withdrawal from Courses form or Leave of Absence form (prior to drop deadline.) For withdrawals, please review MINES’s refund policy.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

REGULARLY ENROLLED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • In Fall and Spring, international students must be registered full-time with a minimum of 9 credits OR on Reduced Registration.
  • In Summer, international students do not need to be registered unless they are on an RA contact, in their final semester, or in their first semester. Refer to the Grad Catalog for details.
  • If an international student’s first semester is the summer term, they must register full-time. This is defined as a minimum of 9 credits of traditional courses (not numbered 707) or, if on an RA contract, a minimum of 4 credits of research (courses numbered 707).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THEIR LAST SEMESTER

  • Students that meet the below qualification may, with the approval from the Office of International Programs, may be able to register part-time.

See the Navigating Your Degree descriptions for additional information.

Contact

Alderson Hall, Suite 451
Golden, CO 80401

grad.services@mines.edu

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Summer Registration

Unlike fall and spring registration, which is required, summer registration is optional unless a student is in their first semester at Mines OR in a category that requires registration, described below.

STUDENTS STARTING IN A SUMMER TERM

  • All students who start at Mines in a summer term must register for at least one credit.
  • Domestic students may only need to register for one credit unless they are on a summer graduate contract requiring more (see below).
  • International students starting in a summer term must register full-time. This is defined as a minimum of 9 credits of traditional courses or a minimum of 4 credits of research credits (if on an RA contract).

 

Students on a Summer RA, TA or Hourly Contract

STUDENT SITUATIONREGISTRATION REQUIREMENT 
STUDENTS on a SUMMER RA CONTACTMust register for 4 credits of research (707) in summer (no exception to this rule). In many cases, the OGS Summer Research Tuition Fellowship may apply.
STUDENTS on a SUMMER TA or HOURLY CONTACTDo not need to register for summer, unless using campus resources in the summer*. Students working on research in the summer must register for research credits.
STUDENTS NOT on a SUMMER RA CONTRACT & NOT GRADUATING (see below for details)Do not need to register for summer, unless using campus resources in the summer*. Students working on research in the summer must register for research credits.

Students Graduating in August

STUDENT SITUATIONREGISTRATION REQUIREMENT 
Who plan to check-out early (check-out by May deadline)Do not need to register for summer , unless continuing on with another degree and using campus resources for that degree in the summer.* Students working on research in the summer must register for research credits.
Who plan to meet the standard check-out deadline)Must register for summer. Students working on research in the summer must register for at least 1 research credit in the full summer term. Registration requirements for RAs and TAs are described on the Graduate Assistantships page.

Students Graduating in December

STUDENT SITUATIONREGISTRATION REQUIREMENT 
Who plan to check-out early (check-out by September deadline)Must register for summer. Typically thesis students register for research credits in the summer. Unless the student is on a summer RA contract, student is only required to register for 1 credit.
Who plan to meet the standard check-out deadlineDo not need to register for summer, unless using campus resources in the summer*. Students working on research in the summer must register for research credits.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

*Campus Resources: Any student using campus resources in the summer MUST register for at least 1 summer credit.

Examples of campus resources (other examples may apply) include working:

  • in a campus lab
  • with an advisor or committee members (research, thesis content, defending)
  • with other students (on research)
  • with MINES staff (formatting thesis, checking out)