Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are your admissions requirements?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. How do I find out the status of my application?
  4. I was accepted last semester and couldn’t attend - do I need to re-apply?
  5. I attended MSU Denver over a year ago – do I need to re-apply?
  6. Can I attend MSU Denver as a Summer Only student?
  7. Do I have to complete the entire application if I’m taking just one class?
  8. How do I audit a class?
  9. What undergraduate degree programs do you offer?
  10. I would like to receive information on your graduate programs.
  11. What classes will transfer to MSU Denver?
  12. When do future semesters begin and end?
  13. I’ve been classified as a Non-Resident of Colorado. How do I fix that?
  14. Will you please send me an information packet?
  15. How do I contact Financial Aid?
  16. Where is the class schedule on your website?
  17. How much is tuition?
  18. I would like to visit your campus. What do you have available?
  19. What do I need to do after I'm accepted to the University?

Q1. What are your admissions requirements? Click here to find out about our "modified open" admission requirements.

Q2. How do I apply? Carefully read all the application instructions, then apply online. You can also use the Printable Application to mail in‌, drop off at the Office of Admissions or fax it to us at 303-556-6345. 

Q3. How do I find out the status of my application? Please contact the Office of Admissions at 303-556-3058 or send an email to askmetro@msudenver.edu. If you applied online, you can also check your status here. 

Q4. I was accepted last semester and couldn’t attend - do I need to re-apply?
Your acceptance term is good for three semesters, so you do not have to re-apply for admission. Example: If you were admitted for spring 2014, your admission would be good through fall 2014. If you don't enroll in classes by the fall semester, then you would need to reapply and pay another $25 application fee. If you have not completed your steps to success, be sure to do so, so that you are ready to register for classes. 

Q5. I attended MSU Denver over a year ago – do I need to re-apply? 
We’re pleased you are interested in coming back to MSU Denver! Since it has been more than three semesters since you attended, you will need to re-apply. Example: If you last received a grade in a course in spring 2014, you are eligible to register for classes through spring 2015; however, to register for classes for summer 2011 or later, you would need to re-apply. You are not required to pay the $25.00 application fee (as long as you have an academic record). Click here to apply online. To check your application status, contact the Admissions Office at 303-556-3058 or at askmetro@msudenver.edu

Q6. Can I attend MSU Denver as a Summer Only student?
Applicants 19 years old or younger who have graduated from high school or have received a General Educational Development (GED) certificate and are applying for the summer semester, and who do not wish to continue after the summer semester, may be admitted under this provisional status. These applicants are not required to submit admission credentials, but also are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the appropriate box under the MSU Plans section on the Application for Admission. Summer Only Students who wish to continue in the fall or spring semester must meet stated admission requirements before the semester begins.  Click here to apply online.

If you are a student at another college or university and you intend to transfer MSU Denver courses to your college or university, please check with your college or university to ensure transferability. We do not have any control over what classes will and will not transfer to other schools. 

Q7. Do I have to complete the entire application if I’m taking just one class?

Yes, you need to complete the entire application for admission even if you are only taking one class. Click here to apply online.

If you do not wish to earn college credit for the class, you may audit it (see below). 

Q8. How do I audit a class?
Students who meet MSU Denver’s admissions requirements may audit a class with the permission of the instructor and department chair, if space is available. Academic credit is not awarded for an audited course. The cost for auditing a course is based on applicable tuition and fee. Students cannot audit an online class or any course offered through CCD or CU Denver. Through the Metro Meritus program, persons aged 60 and older may audit courses at no cost. Metro Meritus applications are available in the Center for Individualized Learning, Administration Building, Suite 360, (303) 556-8342.

Procedures to audit a class/lab:
1. Students must apply and be admitted to MSU Denver.
2. Once the Audit Approval Form is completed and approved by the instructor and the department chair, the student must take the audit approval form to the Office of the Registrar, SSB 160. The Office of the Registrar will enroll the student in the course(s).
3. Tuition and fees must be paid via the Student Hub or in the Cashier’s Office, SSB 150. Audited courses may affect the student’s College Opportunity Fund and/or Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress. Veteran students will not receive veteran benefits for audited courses. 

Q9. What undergraduate degree programs do you offer?
A complete listing of our majors, minors, certificates and academic departments is available online. In addition, you may find out about our online courses and the Individualized Degree Program

Q10. I would like to receive information on your graduate programs.
We offer three graduate programs at MSU Denver. For more information, please check our our graduate website

Q11. What classes will transfer to MSU Denver? 
Since you are interested in transferring to MSU Denver, you are encouraged to apply for admission (if you have not already done so). When you apply, be sure to check “Degree-Seeking” on the application. You also need to have official transcripts from each college or university attended sent directly to us:

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 16 
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Once you have been admitted, we will perform an official transcript evaluation which indicates what does and does not transfer to MSU Denver.

If you would like a preliminary transfer evaluation of you credits before you apply, please contact the Transfer Services Office at 303-556-3774.

For further transfer information, visit the Transfer Services Office.  

Q12. When do future semesters begin and end?
Academic dates and deadlines are available on the MSU Denver Academic Calendar.
Events and activities are available on the MSU Denver Campus Events Calendar

Q13. I’ve been classified as a Non-Resident of Colorado. How do I change this?
In completing the Application for Admission, there may have been unanswered questions that caused you to be classified as a Non-Resident for tuition purposes. If you believe you should be classified as a Colorado Resident, please contact the Office of Admissions at 303-556-3058 to have your residency status reviewed.

Also, you can find more information concerning Tuition Classification on the Registrar's website

Q14. Will you please send me an information packet?
We would be happy to! Just click here to complete the online and receive one in the mail. 

Q15. How do I contact Financial Aid?
Click here to visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website, or call to speak with a financial aid counselor at 303-556-8593. 

Q16. Where can I find what classes are offered next semester?
Current and future class schedules that include class listings as well as important registration dates and deadlines are available on the Registrar's website

Q17. How much is tuition?
Tuition and fees change from year to year. Please visit our current Tuition and Fees Schedule. For questions about your tuition bill, contact the Student Accounts office at 303-556-6188. 

Q18. I would like to visit your campus. What do you have available?
We offer the MSU Denver Open House two times per year for prospective students. Click on the program to learn more about it.

You can also take a campus tour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. or Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. 

Q19. What do I need to do after I'm accepted to the University?
Follow the Steps to Success

Still have questions? Please call the Office of Admissions at 303-556-3058 or email us at askmetro@msudenver.edu.


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