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Colorado School of Mines - 2016

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Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

In high school, you should take the following courses:

4 Years of English
4 Years of college prep/advanced mathematics (including trig or pre-calc)
3 Years of history or social studies
3 Years of lab science (one year must be chemistry or physics, both are recommended if available)
2 Years of academic electives (computer science, STEM, engineering)
1 Year of foreign language

Trigonometry is our minimum math requirement; however, you should complete pre-calculus or calculus if you have the opportunity to do so.

You should rank in the upper one-third of your high school class and have strong ACT or SAT scores. We do not require a writing test for admission, but we will accept the SAT with writing or the ACT with or without the optional writing test. We do not have a preference on the SAT or ACT exam. We will use your highest composite score from either test.

Admitted Student Profile
SAT Comp (CR+M): 1310-1420
ACT Comp: 29-32
GPA: 3.74 - 4.00

If you are home-schooled or if your high school does not rank or give grades, we will work with you to fairly evaluate your record. In these cases, we will usually refer more heavily to your ACT or SAT scores.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students admitted to the Colorado School of Mines are eligible to pursue degrees in any of the undergraduate engineering or engineering-related programs.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

An international student is a student who is not a citizen of, or a permanent resident (green card holder) of, or a refugee in the United States of America (F & J Visas). Typically, International Students require an F or J visa.

Requirements
Freshmen are encouraged to have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) (a B or better where A=4.0) from a secondary school.
Transfer students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA (a C+ or better where A=4.0) from a college or university.
Applicants from the United States and Canada are required to submit either the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). International students do not need to take the ACT or the SAT tests for admission unless they wish to play varsity sports. However if you have taken either, please submit the results.
English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency. The English proficiency requirement may be fulfilled by meeting one of the following:
Minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum overall band of 6.5 with no band below 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Exceptions to the English (TOEFL/IELTS) Requirement:


Applicants who have completed their junior and senior years in a U.S. high school with SAT Verbal score of 550 or ACT English score of 23.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of 48 transferable semester credits including 6 credits of freshman English composition at a U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Applicants holding a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
Applicants who have completed four years of high school in a U.S. high school. These applicants are subject to high school competency requirements; and ACT and/or SAT results.
The TOEFL is not required for admission for applicants who have successfully completed the Advanced Level 5 of the Interlink Program.
Competency Requirement

International students who attended 4 years of high school in the United States are required to meet the competency requirements.
4 units of English
4 units of college prep/advanced mathematics (including trig)
3 units of history or social studies
3 units of lab science (1 unit must be chemistry or physics)
2 units of academic electives
Trigonometry is our minimum math requirement; however, you should complete pre-calculus or calculus if you have the opportunity to do so.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

In high school, you should take the following courses:

4 Years of English
4 Years of college prep/advanced mathematics (including trig or pre-calc)
3 Years of history or social studies
3 Years of lab science (one year must be chemistry or physics, both are recommended if available)
2 Years of academic electives (computer science, STEM, engineering)
1 Year of foreign language

Trigonometry is our minimum math requirement; however, you should complete pre-calculus or calculus if you have the opportunity to do so.

You should rank in the upper one-third of your high school class and have strong ACT or SAT scores. We do not require a writing test for admission, but we will accept the SAT with writing or the ACT with or without the optional writing test. We do not have a preference on the SAT or ACT exam. We will use your highest composite score from either test.

Admitted Student Profile
SAT Comp (CR+M): 1310-1420
ACT Comp: 29-32
GPA: 3.74 - 4.00

If you are home-schooled or if your high school does not rank or give grades, we will work with you to fairly evaluate your record. In these cases, we will usually refer more heavily to your ACT or SAT scores.

Residency Requirements

Must complete 30 hours in residency.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Minimum Criteria
Completion of trigonometry and enrolled in Calculus I or higher
Enrolled in and/or completion of Chemistry with lab and/or Physics with lab
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (out of 4.0)

Preferred Criteria
Completion of Calculus I, II and III
Completion of Chemistry I and II (with labs)
Completion of Physics I and II (with labs)
GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0)
Applicants who have a majority of the math and science core courses completed with a 3.0 GPA or higher are considered competitive candidates.