Hello future Oredigger! We are thrilled that you have been accepted and are considering joining our community. We will welcome you with open arms (and a hard hat as part of our M Climb tradition).
Making the final college decision is exciting and overwhelming! In an effort to help you make the most informed decision, please find the resources below. Of course, we are a phone call or email away if you need anything.
Admission Decision Deadlines
In order to secure your place in the incoming class, you must submit your Enrollment Decision Form and the $200 Enrollment Deposit by the deadlines below. Both items can be found by logging into your Applicant Portal.
- December 1 for the Spring (January) term
- May 1 for the Fall (August) term
The Fall 2018 Accepted Oredigger Checklist below is a comprehensive document to keep you on track for a smooth transition to Mines.
From the Acts of Random Kindness Society to the Mines Pyrotechnics Guild to Ultimate Frisbee, we have 196 student organizations so you can never complain about not having something to do.
None of these options strike your fancy? Then gather a few friends and propose a new group to the Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership Office. No excuses.
ACCEPTED STUDENT EVENTS
In addition to our regularly scheduled info sessions and campus tours, we have a number of accepted-student only events that we would be delighted to see you at. Take a look at our accepted student events calendar for more information and to register for one (or more) of these events.
We can ‘t wait to welcome you to campus!
Future Oredigger Families
Welcome to the Oredigger family! This is a huge transition for EVERYONE in your family. We want to make this as smooth of a transition as possible (with as few tissues as possible too).
And don’t forget to join our Family Facebook Group – Parents of Colorado School of Mines – Class of 2022!
- Academic Calendar
- Campus Visit
- Career Center
- Center for Advising and Academic Services (CASA)
- Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF)
- Deferral Requests
- Disability Support Services
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Mines School Code 001348
- Health Forms
- Immunization Requirements
- Mines Trailhead Account Setup Info
- Office of Financial Aid
- Parent Website
Fall 2018 Incoming Student/Family Newsletters
Don’t take our word for it…here’s what one of our students has to say.
“The location of Mines is incredible. My friends from home come here on vacation to do the stuff I do every weekend. Besides being two hours away from ~10 ski resorts, Mines is in between Denver and Boulder, allowing for a 20 minute drive between a booming metropolis, and an iconic city.”
Class of 2021, B.S. Electrical Engineering
Welcome to your future home!
Colorado School of Mines is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado. Golden is home to approximately 20,000 residents with a thriving, friendly downtown, just a few minutes stroll from our campus. Walk four blocks and you can kayak down Clear Creek, cross the street and head up Mnt. Zion for road biking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking or parasailing/paragliding adventures.
Denver is a breezy 20 minute drive (or 30 minute lightrail ride), Boulder is about 30 minutes away and oh yes, world class ski resorts are about 1-2 hours from campus.
If you wish to enroll, but are unable to pay the enrollment deposit by the December 1 or May 1 deadline due to documented financial hardship, please write a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. This letter must be received no later than January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018, respectively and should include any/all extenuating circumstances.
All admissions are ultimately contingent upon successful completion and submission of final transcripts reflecting academic achievement similar to our assessment at the time of your admission. We expect you to continue to prepare at a similar level of academic rigor, and with similar or better results as your enrollment date approaches. If we receive final transcripts/documents that reflect information that is different from our admissions assessment, we reserve the right to review your admission offer again and to take appropriate action. This may include a change or terms of admissions, or a rescission of your admission offer.
Can I change my major?
As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you have not technically declared your major. The major indicated in your admissions application and posted on your Trailhead account is your intended major. This intended major is helpful for our Center for Academic Services and Advising (CASA) and our Registrar’s Office as they create your first semester of classes and advise you on your projected academic path. You are encouraged to explore each of the majors, minors and areas of special interest available at Mines.
Freshman typically declare their official major during the second semester of their sophomore year with CASA. At that time, you will will complete a Declaration of Major Form and will be assigned a faculty advisor. Transfer students typically declare during the first or second semester at Mines.
Financial Aid FAQs
What is Mines’ school code for the FAFSA?
Mines’ School Code for the FAFSA is: 001348
Can I submit updated transcripts and/or test scores for additional merit aid?
Yes, you can submit an updated transcript and/or test scores by March 1 to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Office of Financial Aid will then review your updated record for an additional merit aid, based on the scholarship criteria posted on their website.
Are there any other scholarships I can apply for?
There is a Mines Foundation Scholarship Application that will be available to all accepted students. Accepted students will be notified via email about the application details and will complete and submit the application in Trailhead.
When do I need to accept my financial aid package?
Scholarships and grants are automatically accepted for you. Loan instructions will be sent in May with details regarding how to secure student and parent loans. The Office of Financial Aid recommends that you complete your financial aid file by the end of July for timely processing.
How can I find additional, external scholarships?
If you are in high school, a good place to start is with your school’s counseling office. They should have a variety of external scholarship information and resources for graduating seniors who will be attending college. You can also visit the Office of Financial Aid’s Outside Scholarship Website for tips and links to assist with scholarship searches.
Are there activities for parents/guardians to participate in during move-in?
Parents/guardians are invited (and welcomed!) to Convocation and the Family BBQ (following Convocation) the night of Move-In. Typically, after that, students say farewell (for now) to family members and start connecting with their Mines community.
The M Climb is a student-only activity, but if family members want to see them off that morning, that’s aok too.
How do I get to Mines from the airport?
(800)-258-3826 or book on line at www.supershuttle.com. Participant pays upon arrival. The estimated cost is $76.00 one way.
Golden West Shuttle
303-756-9399 or book on line at http://goldenwestairportshuttle.hudsonltd.net/res. The estimated cost is $45.00 one way.
Taxi service is available at Denver International Airport via Taxis pick-up and drop-off from, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 507 through 511 (Terminal East) and Doors 506 through 510 (Terminal West). The estimated costs are $95.00 one way.
Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333 or http://www.metrotaxidenver.com/
RTD Light Rail
RTD Light Rail service from DIA to Golden is $9.00 one way. Plan for about 2 hours of travel since there are many stops along the way. From Baggage claim at DIA, look for the signs to the Transit Center which is located outside the terminal and downstairs of the Westin Hotel on Level 1. Purchase your tickets at the Kiosk and board the A line to Union Station. Trains leave the Transit Center every 15 min to Union Station. Get off the A line at the last stop-Union Station. At Union Station, you will need to transfer to the W line to Golden. Follow signs for the W line. The W line will end at the Golden – Jeffco Government Center; get off here. From here you will transfer to the local Golden flex bus. This is a green shuttle bus that runs until 6:00 pm with buses every 7.5 minutes. https://www.cityofgolden.net/live/transit-services/community-call-n-ride-bus/ There is a stop at Mines along this route. If it is after 6:00 pm, please call a taxi or uber for the 2 mile ride to campus.
RTD Schedule for the A line: http://www3.rtd-denver.com/schedules/getSchedule.action…
RTD Schedule for the W line: http://www3.rtd-denver.com/schedules/getSchedule.action…
RTD Schedule for Golden Flex Bus: http://www.rtd-denver.com/callNRide.shtml#golden
$45 estimated cost
$45 estimated cost
The prices listed above are estimates and subject to change. Please refer to the company websites for the most up-to-date information.