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The process to apply to MSU Denver in three easy steps!


Apply Take a look at the admissions requirements below and apply online before the posted deadline with a $25 application fee.

Apply

Take a look at the admissions requirements below and apply online before the posted deadline with a $25 application fee.

Admit Get an admissions decision in as little as three days.

Admit

Get an admissions decision in as little as three days.

Submit If you are admitted, follow the 'After You've Been Admitted Next Steps' which includes submitting your official transcripts and test scores.

Submit

If you are admitted, follow the 'After You've Been Admitted Next Steps' which includes submitting your official transcripts and test scores.


Apply


At MSU Denver, we look at several things within your application and review students in a multi-faceted, holistic approach. 

Apply Online In One Of Two Ways

  • Roadrunner Application: This is the online application specific for MSU Denver.
  • CommonApp: MSU Denver accepts the Common Application (CommonApp) where many students apply in one seamless application process to multiple colleges and universities. 

Application Fee

Submit your $25 application fee, you will submit this at the end of either online application method. 


Application Deadlines

Starting Semester
Deadline
Spring 2021 Dec. 15, 2020
Summer 2021 May. 17, 2021
Fall 2021 July 1, 2021

What We Look At

  1. Academic record: Grades, GPA, classes attended, etc.
  2. HEAR Recommendations: Higher Education Admissions Recommendations (HEAR)
  3. Test Scores: ACT and/or SAT
    • Test scores are optional for the graduating class of 2021 (?)

Additional Factors

MSU Denver considers other things that may have influenced how you did in high school.  We will look at your student and community activities. Feel free to share anything you think is important.

 

 

 

 


Secondary Admission Review

If you are below or on the lower end of one or more of the ranges listed below, you may be selected for Secondary Admission Review (?)

 

MSU Denver Average Student Profile

Based on Mid-50% range of admitted students

GPA 

(4.0 scale – includes weighted GPA)

ACT

(composite score)

SAT 

(Evidenced Based Reading and Writing + Math)

2.82 - 3.64 17 - 23 910 - 1090

For Admission

Completion of High School  -OR-  Qualifying GED Scores (See GED Recipient Dropdown)

>you do not need test scores (ACT/SAT) for admission, learn more about test optional 

Need Help?

Play Help Video: Application Walk Through

Download the Application GuideDownload the Guia En Espanol


Admit


Get an admissions decision in as little as three days.

 



Submit


If you are admitted, submit your official documents.

MSU Denver does not request your official documents when you apply. You are admitted based on the information you enter on your application and/or unofficial documents that you upload, so you should make sure all information is as accurate as possible.

If you are admitted, you will need to submit your official transcripts or GED score (and official test scores if applicable) to complete your file. Enrollment and financial aid can be impacted if you do not submit, so be sure to request them. If you will graduate from your current institution before you begin at MSU Denver, please wait to submit your transcripts until your final grades and graduation date have posted.

>learn the difference between unofficial vs official (?)


Ready to Reimagine Possible? Join the thousands of students who have written their own story.

APPLY TO MSU DENVER


Other Things To Know


What You Should Know

Apply early for quicker processing times and best selection of classes.


Admissions counselors visit high schools and college fairs. Check out when we will be in your area.


Each student is designated an admissions counselor to help them through the process. You can call, email, text or even meet with them one-on-one at any time! Find Your Counselor

Test Optional

You may be eligible for admission without standardized test scores. However, if you have test scores less than 5 years old (ACT or SAT), it is still a good idea to submit them as these scores can be helpful for advising purposes and course placement. If you do not have standardized test scores, you may need to take a placement test with the Office of Testing Services.

>learn more

Why MSU Denver?

MSU Denver is proud to offer a high-quality education without the high-end price tag. Experience an urban campus and be part of one of the most diverse student communities in Colorado where learners connect with leaders and classrooms lead to careers. 

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