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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1500 Illinois St Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 273-3000
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Gina - Fountain, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Procrastination is the devil. A little every now and again is justifiable and can be handled, but do with caution. Find people you can study with or do homework with. That will save your life when you don’t understand and it’s the night before. Study, study, study. Be yourself. Everyone is cool and accepting here. Have fun. Don’t panic missing something isn’t always the end of the world. You can do it!

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  • The Q of CSM
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Make a paper copy of everything you get from Mines: Room Contracts, TLC application verifications. Everything! Also, if you're in a double in Maple or Elm, be ready for the possibility to have a third roommate added. However, from what I've seen so far, Mines is a very welcoming environment for STEM focused students.

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  • Mary from Colorado Springs, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Do your work. Really do it. Understand what you're doing, and why. If you adopt a reflective approach to your learning, you'll go miles above the rest, here. When it comes to housing and your meal plans, only pay for what you need. It doesn't seem like much now, but when you face the bills, you'll be glad you saved where you could. On that note, save your munch money! Don't spend it all before your first round of tests. You'll want a milkshake from Elements after your first physics test - I promise. Know what you need. I need to eat breakfast everyday. Some people need 30 more minutes of sleep. Maybe you need to go to every class, maybe you don't. But find out what you need (not just what you want), and stick to it. I need a class before 10am so that I don't sleep until noon! If you can find a TLC that's right for you - GO FOR IT! I'm a member of the Visual and Performing Arts community and it's the best thing I could've done. You have a family walking into the semester, and people to look for in your classes so you're not alone. Make those friends, but look for a community if you can. It goes a long way. Explore your resources. Between the design lab in Brown, the 3D printers sprinkled around campus, and the design lab below the engineering annex, there's not a project you can't take on. Go to the library, print on nice paper. Take advantage of CASA help hours on subjects you feel shaky on. Go to office hours. Go to lab every week. Don't skip classes you can't afford to miss. Don't forget to get out and appreciate the world. Golden is a cute little town. Walk around Golden at 2am, sit on Kafadar Commons at 1 in the afternoon. Soak in the experience, and the sunlight. Keep a low-calorie snack on hand. Gum works. You'll want to eat something while you study, but the freshman 15 can get real. Sodexo sucks, and you'll feel it after week 3, but you can make it better in little ways. Ask the deli to toss your cookie in the toaster if they're not busy. Get to know Micah behind the omelette bar. Make a milkshake with a few scoops of ice cream, some milk, and a spoon. Always look for the little things to enjoy. It can get intense around here, so keep your head on straight.

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  • Hannah from Tulsa, OK
  • I am a current student here

    1) You will not be able to skate through Mines like most of you did in high school. Block out time to actually study and be prepared for academics to finally challenge you. 2) Asking for help does not mean you are less intelligent. Every single person at this school has needed help so don't be afraid to utilize all the resources given to you. 3) Make sure you plan to do other stuff besides just school. There's a lot of really cool people on this campus. Joining clubs and activities is a great way to meet people and make upperclassmen friends who can help you out a lot. 4) You'll never be bored of your classes. If you need a challenge to keep you interested, this is the place for you. 5) TOUR! If you love campus and the vibes you're getting, listen to your gut feelings.

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  • Jenna from Grand Junction, CO
  • I am a current student here

    CSM is not a party school. Make sure you are ready to study, the classes will challenge even the most intelligent. Tutor program is good.

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