One of the most common questions about studying abroad is how do I get my courses to transfer back to Mines? You’ve come to the right place!
Each student who studies abroad is required to complete a Prior Approval Form. The form is the student’s guarantee that if the course is completed successfully, and the student earns a grade equivalent or better than a Mines grade of “C”, he or she will earn credit for the Mines course that has been approved.
Some universities have pre-approved classes already listed, and we are working on making this a reality for all of our partner universities. Check in the office to see if the university you are interested in has a pre-aproved course list!
The prior approval form is part of the second step of the online application process, after the initial deadline. You can download the form online and take it to the Registrar’s office with a signature. More detailed instructions are in the application itself.
Looking for the Excel sheet? We have decided to remove this resource because it was becoming too outdated. Please check your host universities website for the latest list of classes they offer.
1. OBTAIN THE FORM
Forms can be found on your Terradotta application, in person at the OIP, or you can download a form here.
2. SEARCHING FOR COURSES
At this point you should have identified the university in which you will be attending. A link to your host university’s study abroad homepage can be found at the bottom of the host university’s TerraDotta brochure page.
3. FILL OUT THE FORM
4. TURN IN THE FORM TO THE REGISTRAR
5. TURN IN REVISED FORM
6. SEND TRANSCRIPT TO OIP
Office of International Programs
1200 16th Street
Ben Parker Student Center, Suite E110
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 and 1:30 - 4:00
David Wright, Assistant Provost for International Affairs
(303) 384-2120 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Cook, Associate Director and Manager of Student Mobility-Outbound/Inbound
(303) 384-2121 /email@example.com
Main Office Phone and Email
(303) 273-3210 / firstname.lastname@example.org