Wait List Frequently Asked Questions

When will I hear from Mines about my Wait List status?
All Wait List applicants will receive final notification regarding their admissions status no later than May 18, 2021, and should not expect to hear of such outcomes before May 1, 2021.

What number am I on the Wait List?
Colorado School of Mines does not rank order the Wait List. If there are spaces available in this fall’s incoming class after May 1, the Admissions Committee will reconvene and make additional offers of admission.

Will I be eligible for financial aid if I am accepted to Mines from the Wait List?
Need-based financial aid will be offered to eligible students who are offered admission from the Wait List.  Students who have completed and submitted the FAFSA will be in the best position to hear from our Financial Aid Office in a timely manner. The FAFSA code for Colorado School of Mines is 001348Access more information about the FAFSA.

What can I do to express my continued interest in Mines?
If you wish to have your name on our Wait List, and have not already done so, please confirm your interest as soon as possible by accepting your Wait List status on the Wait List Reply Form. You can find this form on your Applicant Portal. A student placed on the Wait List must submit the Wait List Reply Form in order to accept the Wait List status and will then be considered, if spaces in this fall’s incoming class become available.

Upon submission of the Wait List Reply Form, we kindly ask for your patience. We will notify you of the Admissions Committee’s final decision no later than May 18.

Will I be eligible to live on campus if I am accepted to Mines from the Wait List?
All new first-year students are required to live in the residence halls for their first full academic year at Mines. Space availability may require variation from this policy; however the expectation and requirement to live in the residence halls, when admission is extended to a student from the Wait List, will remain until space availability is determined.

Can I reapply to Mines in the future if I am not accepted from the Wait List? 
Of course, we welcome transfer student applications. Students who enroll at another college or university, but hope to transfer to Mines in the future, are advised to consider a transfer application to Mines after one year of full-time college studies. Colorado School of Mines has transfer articulation agreements with multiple area colleges and enrolls transfer students from many other accredited colleges and universities. We encourage students who are considering a transfer to Mines to review the recommended transfer course information.

How do I remove myself from the Wait List?
The easiest way to withdraw from the Wait List is to indicate this decision on the Wait List Reply Form. You can find this form on your Applicant Portal, or send an email to admissions@mines.edu. If you choose to send your withdrawal request via email, please include your full name and your birth date.