High School Counselors

At Mines, we understand the hard work of getting in to a great school includes the love and labor of high school counselors.  We’re here to help you help your students through the college search and application process.  Below are resources to assist you along the way. 

Recommended Curriculum


Thank you for helping your current students become our future students. The information below will help your students organize their curriculum in high school so they may take on the academic challenges of their first year with ease.

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of college-prep/advanced math
    (including trigonometry and/or pre-calculus)
  • 3 units of history or social studies
  • 3 units of lab science
    (one unit must be physics or chemistry, both if available)
  • 2 units of academic electives
    (such as computer science, STEM, engineering, or other college-prep classes, if available)
  • 1 unit of foreign language

Important Deadlines


November 1: Priority application file completion deadline
January 15: Regular application file completion deadline
March 1: Financial aid priority deadline
May 1: National commitment day

Application File Materials


To complete an application file, the following materials are required:

  1. Completed and submitted application
  2. Official high school transcript

Please note:
Given the extraordinary circumstances of 2020 and limited availability of the ACT and SAT, fall 2021 applicants ACT and/or SAT scores are optional and not required to complete an admissions application file. We encourage students to submit any/all previously taken or upcoming ACT or SAT test scores for consideration in the review process.

However, if students are unable to, or choose not to, provide ACT or SAT test scores, the admissions and merit scholarship review process will proceed with a student’s existing application file materials.

New: 
Our application review process will factor in super scoring of all test scores.

Checking Application & Admissions Status


Upon submission of the admission application, students have access to a custom applicant portal that shows them application materials received/outstanding and test scores received. They will also receive their decision letter in their portal and if accepted, will have access to their enrollment checklist.

Students may visit apply.mines.edu/status to view their submitted application status.

Want to know the status of your student’s Mines application? Slate.org is a terrific counselor resource to keep tabs on your students and their college application status. A wide variety of colleges and universities are using it (including Mines) and it’s free!
Learn more about Slate.org

Prospective and Accepted Student Events


Steer your students to campus and recommend they visit during one of the following events. 

Preview Mines (for prospective students and families): September 26, 2020 and October 31, 2020
Meet Me @ Mines (for accepted first-generation students and families): November 21, 2020, February 20, 2021, March 13, 2021
Making the Connection (for accepted women and families): November 20, 2020, February 26, 2021, March 19, 2021, April 9, 2021
Discover Mines (for all accepted students and families): February 27, 2021, March 20, 2021, April 10, 2021

We invite students to register for events online

Quick Links


Credits granted for AP, IB, and A-level courses 
Financial Aid
Meet the Admissions Team
High School Counselor Fact Sheet
AP Score Guide
IB Score Guide