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First-Year Admissions Application

You are a first-year student if you are applying directly from high school (regardless of concurrent enrollment, meaning college credits completed while in high school), have graduated from high school (and never attended college), have a GED or have been home-schooled but have not enrolled at a college or university.

The 2023 admissions application opens August 1! There are two ways to apply:

  • Golden Application
  • Common App

The Golden Application and Common App have the same requirements, same questions and admissions review process. We recommend using the Common App if you are applying to Mines and other colleges.

Transfer Admissions Application

You are an incoming transfer student if you have graduated from high school and have enrolled in college or university coursework after completing high school.

The 2023 Transfer Admissions Application opens later this summer.

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section of the Society
of Women Engineers

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Over 85% of students
receive aid (scholarships,
grants, loans, work-study)

Legal Information

All admission decisions are final, with one exception. If your admission to Colorado School of Mines is denied based on information you provided regarding your criminal history, pending criminal charges, or disciplinary history at another academic institution, you have the right to an appeal.  Appeals must be in writing and should be submitted to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management at within 14 days of receipt of the admissions decisions. Appeals should include all relevant information you would like the Associate Provost to consider.  You will be notified of the outcome of your appeal within 14 days of receipt.

An offer of admission to Colorado School of Mines may be rescinded for, but is not limited to, the following reasons: An admitted student is found to have presented misleading or fraudulent information during the application process; An admitted student fails to uphold the standards of conduct outlined in Mines’ Code of Conduct.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to provide current and prospective students and employees, the public and the Department of Education with crime statistics and information about campus crime prevention programs and policies.  Colorado School of Mines publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Guide by October 1 of each year to comply with the requirements of the Clery Act and contains policy statements, crime statistics, and fire statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security,  for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years of statistics are included for certain types of crime that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to our campuses. 

To access the Annual Fire Safety and Security Report, visit the Mines Clery website, and click on the Annual Safety Report dropdown.

You may also request a paper copy from the Mines Police Department or by emailing

Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1681 §106.8(a), Mines must designate and authorize at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX.

Office: Institutional Equity & Title IX House, 1706 Illinois Street
Phone: (303) 273-3260