High School Counselors

High School Counselors

High School Counselors

High School Counselors

At Mines, we understand the hard work of getting into 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. 

graduate degree

$68,375 average
starting salary for
Mines
grads

school building

#1 Best Value College
in Colorado,
niche.com, 2020

return on investment

Mines rates #2
Return on Investment, 
Money Magazine, 2018

mining

#1 Mining Engineering
Program, QS World
University Rankings

RECOMMENDED CURRICULUM

  • 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

APPLICATION FILE MATERIAL

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

  1. Completed and submitted application
  2. Official or unofficial high school transcript
    *Note: If it is more convenient for the student to submit an unofficial high school transcript, they can log into their Applicant Portal (apply.mines.edu/status), upload it in the Supplemental Materials section and select “High School Transcript – Unofficial” from the dropdown menu. If the student is accepted and chooses to enroll at Mines, we will need an official high school transcript with final senior year grades.

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 check 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.

Important Deadlines

NOV 1
Priority application file completion deadline

JAN 15
Regular application file completion deadline

MAR 1
Financial aid priority deadline

MAY 1
National commitment day

Fact Sheet

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AP, IB and A-level Credits

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Financial Aid

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Admission
Philosophy

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Viewbook

 

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Admissions Team

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
  • DISCOVER MINES
    For all accepted students and families
    February 27, 2021, March 20, 2021

We invite students to register for events online.

Admission Facts
2020

online application

~12,000
applicants

~6,500
accepted students

~1,200
first-year enrolled

92%
returned sophomore year

 

 

Admitted First-Year Profile
(middle 50th percentile)

community

1330-1470
SAT Composite (CR+M)

29-33
ACT Composite

3.75-4.0
Unweighted GPA

 

Skye Kim

“I’ve wanted to be a biochemical engineer since high school. I want to change the world and make a difference in the medical industry.”

Chemical and Biological Engineering, ’19

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