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Colorado School of Mines - 2017

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Undergraduate Requirements
In high school, you should take the following courses:
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
1 unit 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.

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Graduate Requirements
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Undergraduate Recommendations
No single criterion for admission is used; however, the most important factor is the academic record in high school or college.

If applicant did not rank in upper third of graduating class, consideration will be given on evidence of strong motivation, superior test scores, and recommendation from principal or counselor.