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Transfer Students

Don't Just Transfer... Transform

The Office of Transfer Services helps students successfully transfer from other colleges into Metropolitan State University of Denver, where they can transform their lives while transforming credit hours into a degree.

Why should you finish your degree? The United States Department of Labor reports that employees who hold a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $38,410 more per year than employees with “some college or no degree.”  


What you should know:

  • More transfer students choose MSU Denver than any other four-year institution in the state.

  • Transfer students consistently represent more than 50 percent of all of the University’s new students.

  • According to the Colorado Community College System, MSU Denver has been Colorado’s No. 1 destination for transfer students for seven years in a row.


How Do I Start?


Meet Your Transfer Admissions Counselor

At Your Colorado Community College

If you can't come to us, we'll come to you! Check out when we'll be visiting.

Follow Our Transfer Guides

Colorado Community College Students

Get started early by using these guides to make sure you take the right classes for your major and get all of your credits transferred.

Will My Course Transfer?

Use This Tool to Find Out

Attending another college in Colorado? Find out if and how a specific course transfers to MSU Denver.

If you would like a preliminary transfer credit evaluation of your previous credits, email transferquestions@msudenver.eduand include the following information:

  •     First and Last Name
  •     Mailing address
  •     Birth Date
  •     Name of institutions for all transcripts to be evaluated
  •     Copy of each transcript
  •     Anticipated start term

A preliminary evaluation is meant to provide students with an initial understanding of how credits will transfer to MSU Denver. This evaluation will not officially transfer credit to the University. An official transcript is needed during the application process to transfer credit onto a student record.

Official Transcript Evaluation

The official transcript evaluation will be completed upon admission to the University. Students should request official transcripts from previous colleges/universities be mailed to:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 16, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

Transcripts also can be e-mailed to:

A transfer student is any student who has earned college credit after graduating from high school or receiving a GED. The number of credits you have completed determines what is required of you in the admission process.

Concurrent Enrollment Students

Please visit First-Time College Admissions.

Students 19 years-of-age and younger

Students that are 19 years-of-age and younger and have less than 24 transferrable credits will be considered as a first-year student for admission purposes and may be subject to the Admissions Review process. Both college and high school transcripts will be considered in this review. Please visit First-Time College Admissions for information about deadlines and requirements based on your high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

Students 20 years-of-age and older

Students that are 20 years-of-age and older will be admitted regardless of their cumulative GPA with submission of an official high school transcript, official GED transcript or an official college transcript with 24 or more transferrable credits.

Requirements for all Transfer Students

  • Undergraduate Application for Admission – complete online or in person at the MSU Denver Office of Admissions ($25 application fee applied).
  • Official College Transcript(s) – Students must submit an official transcript from each college or university they have attended.

Mail Official Transcripts: Office of Admissions

Campus Box 16, P.O. Box 173362

Denver, CO 80217-3362

Send Official Electronic Transcripts to: (must be sent directly from the institution)

Additional Requirements: transfer students with less than 24 transferrable credits

  • Official High School Transcript or Official GED Transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT Score Report (students 19 years-of-age or younger only)

Transferrable credits are college credits that are determined by MSU Denver to transfer into the University. All transferrable courses must be considered college level and be completed with a C- or better. You will also find more information about your transfer credit on our Transfer Credit Guidelines page.

Additional questions about the MSU Denver admission and application process? Please contact Transfer Services at (303) 556-3774 or

More Important Information

Visit the Office of the Registrar for the Transfer Course Approval Form and the Transfer Previous Degree Form.

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