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Why transfer to MSU Denver?

Everyone has a different vision for their college experience. With 120+ student clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities, MSU Denver meets you where you are and allows you to create the college experience that fits your life!

Transfer Students at MSU Denver

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#1 Transfer destination for Coloradans

Transfer Student Support

30% of students pay $0 Tuition

Tuition and Fees
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50% of MSU Denver students are Transfers

Find Your Community

MSU Denver offers over 100 degree options and certificate programs that allow you to tailor your education to meet your specific needs. Ensure that you get the education that fits you!  Learn how to Individualize your Degree here.

How Will My Credits Transfer?

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Guaranteed Admission Requirements

  • Students who have completed at least 24 transferable credit hours
  • Students age 20 and over with a high school diploma or equivalent, regardless of transfer credits completed.

Reviewed Admission

  • All other applicants will be reviewed for admission with an official high school transcript. You will qualify for guaranteed admissions with a 2.0 cumulative high school GPA or higher.

Apply Online – It’s Fast, Free and Easy

*Make sure to use a personal email, not your school email, when you apply to MSU Denver.

Transcripts are required after application submission for review and credit transfer. For more information, please visit MSU Denver’s Send It page.

If you are an International Transfer student, please visit our International Admissions page for full details about the international admissions process and transcript review.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2024: No longer accepting applications.

Summer 2024: Next Priority Deadline- April 1, 2024

Fall 2024: Next Priority Deadline- April 1, 2024



Cost of Attendance for MSU Denver

Cost reflects one semester of tuition and fees for 12 credit hours.



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Admitted Student Next Steps


We are excited to welcome you to the Roadrunner family 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 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.

Sign up for and attend Orientation
Transfer students are required to attend a transfer orientation session or complete online orientation before registering for classes. Sign up early to secure your spot!

Meet with an academic advisor and register for classes
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.

Apply for and check your financial aid and scholarships
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by using MSU Denver’s school code 001360. MSU Denver also offers scholarships awards based on academics, achievement and financial need. Undocumented and DACA students should complete the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) for state aid. 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.

*Changes are coming to the 2024-25 FAFSA and CASFA called the FAFSA Simplification Act. The 2024-25 application will open in December 2023. 

Health Insurance and Immunizations
Health Insurance is a mandatory fee. Those with alternate coverage can waive this fee if you are paying out of pocket.

All students are also required to submit their immunization records. Review the Immunization Requirements.

Placement Testing
Depending on your completed college coursework or incoming test scores, you may be required to take a placement test for math and/or English. You may also complete the First Year Writing Self-Directed Placement for enrollment in a First Year Writing course. You should complete any required assessments before Orientation. Learn more about testing requirements.

Pay Your Tuition
Pay tuition and fees via the Student Hub or at the Cashier’s Office located in the Jordan Student Success Building, by 5 p.m. on the Friday before classes begin.

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.

Find Your Community on Campus
You are invited to join our Facebook Group designed for admitted Roadrunners. Meet your peers, ask questions and get connected before coming to campus!

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Transfer Team

Call – (303)556-3774 Email – [email protected]

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Meet the Transfer Admissions Team


Charita Thompson (She/Her)

Associate Director of Admissions Transfer Services

[email protected] (303)605-7585 Schedule an Appointment

Melissa Powers (She/Her)

Transfer Admissions Counselor

[email protected] (303)605-7796 Schedule an Appointment

Landon Lopez

Transfer Admissions Counselor

[email protected] (303)605-2087 Schedule an Appointment
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Madison Lawerence

Transfer Admissions Counselor

[email protected] (303)605-5730 Schedule an Appointment

Ashley Levesque

Transfer Admissions Counselor

[email protected] (303)605-7579 Schedule an Appointment