International Students

We value the global perspective our international students bring to Mines! International students enrich the Mines campus community with their cultural and academic experiences, and we welcome your application! The campus attracts more than 800 students from around the world and is home to a diverse community of international students and scholars.

International students must meet the same admission requirements and will be included in the same selection process as U.S. students. If you have attended both non-U.S. and U.S. schools, both your non-U.S. and U.S. courses and grades will be considered. You may also be required to demonstrate English proficiency depending upon your native language and the amount of language instruction you’ve received prior to studying in the United States.

Before you begin the admission process, you should ensure that you meet the Mines Requirements for either freshman or transfer applicants, as described on the First-Year and Transfer Admission Requirements web pages. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to Mines. Applicants who are admitted typically will exceed Mines admission requirements. 

You are an incoming international student if you are a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. permanent resident. International students typically need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the U.S. If this describes you, please review this section, in addition to the information in the Freshman or Transfer Student section.

You are considered a first-year applicant if you have completed secondary school and have not enrolled at any college or university.

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed secondary school and have previously enrolled in a college or university. You may not disregard your college record and apply as a first-year student.

The fall 2020 first-year application is open.

The spring and fall 2020 transfer application is open.

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