Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Making the decision to transfer to another institution is a difficult one that involves a lot of factors—oftentimes the desire to hone in on specific academic and professional interests, sometimes financial, sometimes because of other life circumstances. Regardless of the reason, we welcome transfer students with open arms and appreciate the perspectives and experiences you bring to our community and classrooms.

Each academic year we welcome about 200 new transfer Orediggers that exude intellectual curiosity, academic promise and a diverse range of interests and backgrounds.

Note: We define transfer students as those students who have graduated from high school and enrolled in college or university coursework after completing high school.


$73,322 average starting salary for Mines bachelor’s grad


Course transfer from Colorado community colleges with articulated agreements (see below)


Numerous research opportunities available to transfer students


Strong connections with MEP, Veterans Alliance and Non-Traditional Student Alliance


Minimum Criteria

  • Completion of trigonometry and enrollment in Calculus I or higher
  • Enrolled in and/or completion of Chemistry with lab and/or Physics I with lab
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (out of 4.0)

Preferred Criteria

  • Completion of Calculus I, II and III
  • Completion of Chemistry I and II (with labs), dependent on major
  • Completion of Calculus-based Physics I and II (with labs), dependent on major
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0)

PLEASE NOTE: Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admission will not transfer.

  • $45 non-refundable application fee
  • Official or unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges attended
    • You can upload unofficial college transcripts via the Supplemental Materials section of your Applicant Portal
  • Final, official high school transcript or copy of GED—applicants pursuing a second bachelor’s degree are exempt from providing high school transcripts

One-on-one advising sessions are available to help you determine your requirement needs as a prospective transfer student! These thirty-minute advisement sessions are available on Tuesday through Friday at 10:00am and 2:00pm and typically involve a transfer credit evaluation, general academic advising and admissions requirements.


If you are unable to make these days/times, you can schedule an advisement by emailing

The 2022 Transfer Admissions Application is now open!


Spring Admission

  • November 1: Priority deadline
  • November 20: Regular deadline
  • December 1: Enrollment confirmation deadline

Fall Admission

  • March 1: Priority deadline for financial aid
  • June 1: Priority deadline for fall transfer applications
  • July 1: Fall enrollment confirmation deadline

Please note
November 1 and June 1 are the priority deadlines for completed application files (application submitted and an unofficial transcript on file).

Community College Credits and Transfer Agreements

Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement. Beginning with admissions in 2003-2004, this agreement determines the transferability of coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.

As a result, Colorado School of Mines has formal agreements with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Front Range Community College (FRCC), Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), Community College of Aurora (CCA), Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and Community College of Denver (CCD). 

  • Review the advising guides for students who are taking courses through a community college with whom we have an articulation agreement.
  • For information about our articulated community college transfer agreements and course equivalencies, please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s transfer information page.
  • Please note that credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admission will not transfer.

All admission decisions are final, with one exception. If your admission to Colorado School of Mines is denied based on information you provided on your application for admission 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 admission decision. 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.