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Transfer Students at MSU Denver

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54% of New Students are Transfers

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38% of Students are 25 Years of Age or Older

Learn more about transferring today!
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#1 Transfer Destination for Coloradans

At MSU Denver, we will ensure you have a smooth and seamless transition!

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) in which students can apply to multiple colleges and universities with one application.

Application Fee

Submit your $25 application fee at the end of either online application method. If you are a student facing financial hardship, you can apply for a fee waiver within the admissions application to waive the $25 application fee.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2022: December 15, 2021

Summer 2022: May 13, 2022

Fall 2022: July 1, 2022

I have completed fewer than 24 transferable credits.

Students who are 19 years old or younger.

Students who are 19 years old and younger, and have completed fewer than 24 transferable credits after high school graduation will be considered a first-time college student for admission purposes.

Please review the application requirements for first-time students.


Students who are 20 years old and older.

Your application will require an official high school transcript or an official GED transcript.

ACT or SAT scores aren’t necessary for admission. Learn more about Colorado’s Test-Optional Policy.

*Transferrable credits are college credits that are determined by MSU Denver to transfer into the University. All transferable courses must be considered college level and be completed with a C- or better. We encourage you to review all guidelines and complete an unofficial transcript evaluation.

I have completed 24 or more transferable credits.

Students who are 19 years old or younger.

Students who are 19 years old and younger, and have completed more than 24 transferable credits after high school graduation will be considered a transfer student.

Only your college transcripts will be considered in the review of your application.


Students who are 20 years old and older.

Students who are 20 years old and older will be automatically admitted, regardless of their cumulative GPA.

ACT or SAT scores aren’t necessary for admission. Learn more about Colorado’s Test-Optional Policy.

*Transferrable credits are college credits that are determined by MSU Denver to transfer into the University. All transferable courses must be considered college level and be completed with a C- or better. We encourage you to review all guidelines and complete an unofficial transcript evaluation.

Wondering how your credits will transfer?

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Use the unofficial transfer evaluation portal and the transfer guides for Colorado community colleges.

After admission, submit your official transcripts to receive an official transcript evaluation.

Future Student Information Request

Apply without the application fee! Request more information and get a fee waiver today.

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Congratulations!

We are so excited to welcome you to the Roadrunner community at MSU Denver!

The Office of Admissions is still here to help as you get closer to enrolling at MSU Denver. Please feel free to contact your admissions counselor for any questions that arise.

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Next Steps Checklist

Enrollment and financial aid may be impacted if you do not complete these next steps in a timely manner, so be sure to work through this checklist soon!


Set up your MSU Denver student account
Access your MSU Denver NetID and PIN to set up your student email account and the Student Hub, by using the My First Login tool.
You will need your Student ID number, which can be found in your electronic and mailed acceptance letter, or within your Application Status Portal.


Submit Official Transcripts
When you applied to MSU Denver, you may have uploaded unofficial transcripts to your application account. You will need to request an official transcript from every previously attended institution. Learn more about how to send your transcripts to MSU Denver.


Placement Testing
You may be required to take a placement test for math and/or English, depending on your incoming test scores and/or completed college coursework. Learn more about testing requirements.


Sign up for and attend Orientation
Transfer students are required to attend a transfer orientation session before you are able to register for classes. Sign up early to secure your spot!


Meet with an academic advisor
You should receive advising information during your orientation session. If not, you must set up an appointment with your advisor prior to selecting classes. Find your advisor and make an appointment.

If your official transcript evaluations have not been completed, please bring unofficial transcripts when meeting with your advisor so you register for the correct courses.


Register for classes
You should register for classes during orientation. If not, you register for classes on your Student Hub, which is where you can edit your schedule, too.


Check your financial aid and scholarships
Access your financial aid and scholarship award in your account on your Student Hub. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] for any questions.

Next Steps for International Transfer Students

International transfer students are required to complete additional steps prior to enrolling at MSU Denver. Review the checklist and be sure to submit documents by the deadline.

Admitted Student Facebook Group

You are invited to join a Facebook Group designed for newly admitted Roadrunners. Meet your peers, ask questions and get connected before coming to campus!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact your Admissions Counselor

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