Maybe you want to attend Mines… but just not yet. Lots can happen between when you applied and now, and waiting to start your college journey may be the right decision for you. If this sounds like you, a deferral of admission may be the right path at this time. For those who have deposited and intended to enroll for Fall 2024, we will offer a one-year deferral option for a Fall 2025 start. This option must be selected before July 1, 2024.

If deferring admission sounds right for you, please read all the information below and submit the Deferral Request Form, or reach out to discuss your options by contacting us at or (303) 384-2027. 

Before submitting the Deferral Request Form, you must have submitted your Enrollment Decision form and $200 Enrollment Deposit (if required) via your Applicant Portal.

The below “Deferral Request Form” button will bring you to a login page if you haven’t already logged in with your current browser. Please use the same credentials you used to check your application status in your Applicant Portal.

  • If an enrollment deposit was submitted it will be credited to enrolled student accounts at the conclusion of Census Day for the approved deferral term. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable to students who do not enroll for the approved deferral term.
  • The student may request a deferral for one year beyond the original admission term. Only one deferral will be approved per admitted student before the need for reapplication for admission.
  • Students must reapply for student housing with the Department of Residence Life for their approved deferral term.  Mines housing will work directly with you to find a space that works and every attempt to secure housing for new students will be considered.
  • Students can opt to enroll at another college or university during their deferral period, but we strongly encourage students to speak with an Admissions Counselor about course selection. Students can take up to 12 credit hours at another institution and still be considered a first-year student.  If the student completes more than 12 credit hours, the student would have to reapply for admission as a transfer applicant.
  • You will be asked to confirm your enrollment at a later date via a Deferral Enrollment Confirmation Form. For deferrals to the Fall semester, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your attendance in February. The deadline to confirm is May 1.
  • Once you have confirmed your attendance for an upcoming semester, you must complete your enrollment. An Enrollment Checklist will populate in your Applicant portal. Send your final official high school transcript and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office. Please refer to your Applicant Portal to determine what other items you will need to submit.

Requesting a Deferral: The Deferral Request Form is due by July 1.

Confirm your attendance to the Deferred term: Once you are approved for a deferral, you will be required to confirm your enrollment at a later date using the Deferral Enrollment Confirmation Form (which will not be available to submit until the below dates). For deferrals for the fall semester, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your attendance in February. The deadline to confirm is May 1.

Please contact the Mines’ Admissions Office immediately if your contact information changes. We will be in contact with you when your enrollment term is closer – most communications will be sent by email.


If you have further questions regarding the deferral process, please contact us at or (303) 384-2027.