High School Transcript Requirement

High School Degree and College Transfer Credits: Admissions and Financial Aid

As of the 2012-2013 school year, the United States Department of Education released new standards regarding students who receive financial aid and are admitted to colleges and universities whose admissions requirements include official high school transcripts or proof of GED. Students with 30 transferrable credit hours may be offered admissions with MSU Denver.  However, these students will need to submit an official high school transcript or GED score to qualify for financial aid unless they have 60 credit hours transferred. 

Students who are admitted to MSU Denver and wish to receive financial aid must submit one of the following: an official high school transcript, a GED, an Associate's Degree or have a minimum of 60 transfer credits applied and documented with the Admissions office.

Therefore, even though a student may have enough transfer credits to be admitted, they may not have enough transfer credits to receive financial aid. The difference between Admission's criteria and the criteria of the Office of Financial and and Scholarships is below.

 

Criteria the Admission’s Office looks for:

A student may fulfill the high school transcript requirement for admissions under the following:

  •  Have at least 30 transferrable hours from previous college transcripts or
  •  Provided a copy of their official high school transcript  or GED score

Criteria the Office of Financial Aid looks for:

A student may satisfy the high school transcript requirement to receive financial aid with the following:

  • Have an Associate’s degree  or
  • Have at least 60 transfer credit hours or
  • Have submitted an official high school transcript  or GED score

 

If you are not able to submit official high school transcript or transfer at least 60 credits, you can learn more about GED testing through the Colorado Department of Education website or contact the state GED administrator:

Chalmer Naugle
Ph: (303) 866-6859
Email: naugle_c@cde.state.co.us