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Transfer Evaluation System (TES)

Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

TES may be used to obtain an unofficial course evaluation of how courses from other accredited institutions will be accepted for transfer credit for current and prospective undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines. This guide does not guarantee that transfer credit will be awarded. Courses listed in the database have been evaluated by Mines faculty and staff based on catalog and course syllabi.

Please note that every effort has been made to provide accurate and current information, however, all information regarding course equivalency is subject to change without notice. Not all courses at other institutions have been evaluated and therefore may not be listed.  The Registrar’s Office and/or the respective academic departments will make final determination of transfer credit acceptance after you are admitted and official transcripts from all of your previously completed coursework have been received. 

Use this guide to learn how to use the Transfer Equivalency System.

If you have questions about the transfer evaluation process, please email transfer@mines.edu.

Transferring Courses - New Transfer Students

New Transfer Students

Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another institution if these courses are listed in a current articulation agreement and transfer guide between Mines and that institution.  When an articulation agreement does not exist with another institution, the transfer student may receive credit for a course taken at another institution, subject to review by the appropriate Mines department head or designate to ensure course equivalency. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admissions will not transfer.

Transferring Courses - Continuing Students

Continuing Students

Students who are currently enrolled at Mines may transfer credit in required courses only, upon the advanced approval of the Registrar. Upon return, credit will be received subject to review by the Registrar.

To transfer coursework from another school, students must first obtain a Prior/Post-Approval Transfer form from the Registrar’s Office. These forms can be sent electronically to students. One form is required for each course. Once the form has been completely filled out and signed by the student’s major department head, and the department head of the department in which the Mines course is taught, it must be returned to the Registrar’s Office. This process should be completed in advance of the student’s registration in the course.

Once the course has been completed and the student receives a grade, an official transcript must be sent to the Mines Registrar’s Office. This transcript MUST be received in a sealed envelope. Transcripts that are not sealed will not be accepted. The student must receive a grade of “C” or better in order for the course to transfer to Mines. When the transcript has been received, students should see the transferred credit on their transcript through Trailhead within one to two weeks.

Transferring Courses - Returning Students

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.

Transfer Credit Approvals - Undergraduate Students

Colorado School of Mines has formal transfer agreements with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Arapahoe Community College (ACC), and Metro State University. Please reference the Articulation Agreements for a list of pre-approved classes that may be transferred to a degree program at Colorado School of Mines. Students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at either institution for additional information.

»  Arapahoe Community College Agreement (ACC)
»  Red Rocks Community College Agreement (RRCC)
»  MSU-Mines 4+1

* click here for a list of schools that are part of the CCCS

Are you interested in taking a core requirement or a H&SS mid-level elective at a school in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS)*?
Check below for lists of course options.  It is your responsibility to make sure the course is outstanding on your degree evaluation and that you have not failed it twice at Colorado School of Mines.  If you meet both of those requirements you may take the course(s).

»  CCCS Core Requirements list of equivalencies
»  CCCS H&SS Mid-Level Elective list of options

For all other courses you need to submit a Domestic Transfer Credit Prior/Post Approval form.

Approval is required for the following:

  • All course(s) taken at an institution that are not part of the CCCS.
  • Non-core requirement and non-H&SS mid-level elective course(s) taken at a CCCS school.

The form must be completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office.

All courses taken elsewhere must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to receive transfer credit.  Please be aware that if a course does not apply to your current degree program, the course will not transfer.  Credit for transfer courses will display on your Colorado School of Mines transcript.  The grades obtained for transferred courses do not count towards your Colorado School of Mines GPA.

An official transcript issued by the institution with a grade for the course(s) must be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Office at Colorado School of Mines in order for credit to be posted to the student’s record.

The Registrar’s Office has created community college transfer guides for interested students who are taking courses through a community college that we have an articulation agreement with. Each guide is separated by degrees offered at Mines.

Transfer Credit Approvals - Graduate Students

Please contact the Registrar’s Office for more information regarding transfer credit approvals for credit taken at other schools.

TRANSFER CREDIT – COVID-19 2020

Colorado School of Mines has traditionally only accepted transfer credit with letter grades of “C” or better for undergraduate students and C-“or better for graduate students in order to receive transfer credit.

Colorado School of Mines recognizes that some institutions converted courses that would normally be letter grades to some type of P/F (Pass/Fail) for all students in the Spring 2020 and the Summer 2020 terms.  This addendum acknowledges that The Colorado School of Mines will accept P/F transfer credit from the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms.  The applicability of coursework will still apply. 

As stated Colorado School of Mines normally accepts credit for courses of “C” grade or better, this is to help students progress in coursework at the Colorado School of Mines.  If you did not do “C” or better coursework for a course regardless of receiving a “P” grade at another institution you may want to  consider not transferring the course and retaking it at the Colorado School of Mines.  Credit for transfer courses will display on your Colorado School of Mines transcript as a grade of “T”.  The grades obtained for transferred courses do not count towards your Colorado School of Mines GPA.  An official transcript issued by the institution with a grade for the course(s) must be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Office at Colorado School of Mines in order for credit to be posted to the student’s record.  We want to provide the most flexibility and options to our students.