Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office is available to help you with your academic needs including enrollment verification letters, official transcript requests, registration help, graduation audits, and various academic forms. In order to better serve students and faculty during our open hours, 

Registrar's Office will be open during the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
*During high volume Registrar's Office will open 8:00 a.m. M-F.

Academic Prep

Credit for the Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate program is granted to students who receive eligible scores on the designated exam. These scores are used by the registrar to place advise students in the appropriate freshman courses. In some cases, departmental approval is required before credit is granted. Credit is shown as transfer credit on the Mines transcript; however, no grade is associated with the credit.

As a good rule of thumb, if you are planning to take a math or science course at another college or university (particularly calculus, chemistry, physics or differential equations) make sure you save all of your course work from the class — this includes the syllabus, graded quizzes and/or exams, lab work, homework assignments and notebooks. We will request course work for a departmental review, prior to awarding credit. Course work from another college or university is not guaranteed.

The Colorado School of Mines offers the following sixteen (16) Bachelor of Science Degrees:

  • Applied Math & Statistics (available specialties in Computational & Applied Mathematics or Statistics)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemistry (available specialties in Biochemistry or Environmental Chemistry)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics & Business (available specialty in Environmental & Energy Economics)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geological Engineering (available specialties in Minerals & Petroleum Exploration Engineering or Environmental, Engineering Geology, Geotechnics & Groundwater Engineering)
  • Geophysical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (available specialties in Biomaterials, Physical & Manufacturing Metallurgy, Physiochemical Processing of Materials, or Ceramic & Electronic Materials)
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering


Transfer Students

An applicant to Colorado School of Mines is considered a Transfer Student if they have enrolled in coursework at another college after high school graduation. To be considered for transfer, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of one semester as a full-time (12+ credit hours) student. The minimum admission criteria for all transfer students are as follows:

Courses with grades of C or better may be eligible for transfer credit. Please keep all course work (syllabus, graded quizzes and exams, homework assignments) from all math and science courses. Prior to awarding transfer credit, department faculty may request the materials for review. This is especially the case with calculus, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and any other engineering or applied science course work.

Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal transfer agreements with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Front Range Community College (FRCC), Community College of Aurora (CCA), Arapahoe Community College (ACC), and Community College of Denver (CCD). Students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at either institution for additional information.

Red Rocks Community College Agreement (RRCC)PDF versionText only version
Front Range Community College Agreement (FRCC)PDF versionText only version
Community College of Aurora Agreement (CCA)PDF versionText only version
Arapahoe Community College Agreement (ACC)PDF versionText only version
Community College of Denver Agreement (CCD)PDF versionText only version

Students that have successfully completed gtPathways courses at another Colorado institution will receive credit for those gtPathways courses offered at Mines upon the student's enrollment at Mines. The applicable courses are: Chemistry I and II, Calculus I, II, and III, Calculus-based Physics I and II with a lab.

*If a transfer student has only completed up through Calculus II, the student will be required to complete a one credit hour Calculus II short-form course to bridge any material not covered in the course being transferred to CSM. Calculus II at CSM contains content that is taught in Calculus III at other institutions.


Course Equivalency Listing

Courses listed below generally require departmental approval.  If you have taken a course that is not part of an articulation agreement, it is NOT guaranteed to transfer.

Course Taken   Mines Equivalent
Calculus I     MATH 111
Calculus II    MATH 112
Calculus III      MATH 213
Differential Equations MATH 225
College/General Chemistry w/ Lab CHGN 121
College/General Chemistry w/ Lab  CHGN 122
Physics I Calculus Based w/ Lab PHGN 100
Physics II Calculus Based w/ Lab PHGN 200
Technical Writing and Environmental Ethics  LAIS 100
Composition II and Environmental Ethics LAIS 100
Moden World History (Must be at least 200 level) LAIS 200
200+ (Sophomore level and above) Humanities Course  LAIS 2XX
400 (Senior level) Humanities Courses   LAIS 4XX
Physical Geology with Lab GEGN 101
General Biology with Lab CBEN 110
Probabilty and Statistics MATH 201
Introduction to Computer Science CSCI 101
Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics  EBGN 201
Engineering Design* EPIC 151
Physical Activities Courses**  PAGN Elective

* Design courses rarely transfer 

** Courses must be taken in separate semesters


AP/IB and Transfer Credit

  • If you took AP/IB classes or have other transfer credit, please enter make sure your scores are sent to the Registrar before July 14th. 
  • After Mines receives your official scores in July, your record will be updated and your schedule will be created.

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