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Mathematics and Computer Science Transfer Courses

After MSU Denver receives a transfer students' official transcripts from other institutions, the MSU Denver Transcript Evaluators make the determination as to how the courses taken elsewhere will transfer in. In some cases, they need to have the experts within the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (the math and computer science faculty who teach the courses and create the curriculum) perform the evaluation. Additionally. they must send to us courses that students wish to have evaluated for the Quantitative Literacy designation for General Studies (the exception being gtPathways courses taken at other Colorado institutions).

When should I submit a request for a transfer course evaluation? 

If the Office of Transfer Services has sent you to the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences for transfer course evaluations, please follow the instructions detailed below. If you are a new transfer student whose transcripts have not yet been evaluated by the Office of Transfer Services, you will receive your evaluation once it is complete (see here) and should not request transfer course evaluations at this time. If you are wondering how your courses taken at other Colorado institutions might transfer in, see here.

How do I submit a request for a transfer course evaluation? 

In order to have your transfer course(s) evaluated by the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, please submit the following to mathtransfer@msudenver.edu (for math classes) or cstransfer@msudenver.edu (for computer science classes):

  • transfer course approval form (must be digitally filled in through an Adobe product, such as Acrobat or Reader, and not a web browser; scanned documents or images will not be accepted),
  • a course description,
  • unofficial transcripts,
  • and, preferably, for an accurate assessment, a detailed course syllabus.

Note that incomplete requests cannot be considered until all required documents are received.

Transfer course evaluations are done in the order in which complete requests are received; please have patience when waiting for a reply.

My transfer course transferred in as MTH (or CS) 8000 or 9000 - what does that mean? 

When a transfer course does not have an equivalent course at MSU Denver, a lower division course will be given the number 8000 and an upper division course will be given the number 9000 (with the appropriate prefix, MTH or CS). Please see a math or CS faculty advisor to discuss how such a course might apply to your degree. 

 


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