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COVID-19 RESPONSE: Changes and Updates

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, S and P grades will be accepted for spring 2020 grades only, for students transferring credits.


 


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 dollar application fee.

Apply

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


Plan


Maybe you have time to plan your transfer or maybe you don't. Regardless of your situation, the Transfer Services Team within the Office of Admissions is here to assist you. You can start planning your transfer early on to ensure your credits will transfer to an MSU Denver program or use tools like the all new Transfer Portal to see how credits you already have earned will be applied towards your degree. 


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Transfer Toolbox

Will my credits transfer? All the tools you need to find out.

Explore tools including the new Transfer Credit Portal. See how credits from colleges and universities will transfer and how they apply to your bachelor’s degree.
  

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships for Transfer Students


  

Not Ready to Apply Yet?


Start your checklist on the Transfer Portal and keep track of your steps.

Apply


At MSU Denver, we want to ensure you have a smooth and seamless transition. Your admission is simple! 

Apply Online In One Of Two Ways

  • Roadrunner Application: This is the online application specific for MSU Denver.
  • COMING SOON! 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
Fall 2020 Aug. 10, 2020
Spring 2021 Dec. 15, 2020
Summer 2021 May 17, 2021

More than 24 transferrable credits

Students that are 19 years-of-age and younger and have more than 24 transferrable credits will be considered as a first-time college student for admission purposes. Only college transcripts will be considered in the review of your application. 

>visit the requirements page for first-time students


Less than 24 transferrable credits

Students that are 19 years-of-age and younger and have less than 24 transferrable credits will be considered as a first-time college student for admission purposes. Both college and high school transcripts will be considered in the review of your application.

>visit the requirements page for first-time students

 

*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. >review all guidelines

More than 24 transferrable credits

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.

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


Less than 24 transferrable credits

Official High School Transcript or Official GED Transcripts will be needed to make an admissions decision.

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

*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. >review all guidelines

Admit


Get an admissions decision in as little as three days.

 



Submit


If you are admitted, submit your official documents.

As a transfer student, it is best to submit official transcripts as soon as possible. However, 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 (?)

 

 


   REMINDER

Submit an official transcript from each college or university attended.

>learn where to 'send it'

   International

Find out about how to submit international application materials hereClick on the “College/University Transcripts” drop-down menu for instructions on how to submit non-U.S. college or university transcripts. Please note that other contents, including TOEFL, visa, etc do not apply to non-F1 students.

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Other Things To Know


54% New Students are Transfers

54%

New Students are Transfers

38% 25 Years of Age or Older

38%

25 Years of Age or Older

#1 Transfer Destination for Coloradans

#1

Transfer Destination for Coloradans

What is a Transfer Student?

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

What You Should Know

Apply early for quicker processing times and best selection of classes


The Transfer Services Team within admissions helps students successfully transfer from other colleges to MSU Denver. They also visit community colleges and college fairs. Check out when we will be in your area.


Review the guidelines which explain how MSU Denver determines elegibilty of transfer credits. 

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. 

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

MSU Denver Made The List

Phi Theta Kappa's 2020 Transfer Honor Roll

Transfer Honor Role Seal 2020

This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 25% of colleges who earned the highest transfer friendliness rating nationwide 

 

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