Congratulations on your acceptance and commitment to Colorado School of Mines! We look forward to seeing you at one of the Summer Orientation Events in the coming months and working with you this fall. If you have any questions before you visit campus, please refer to the list of FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is my Academic Advising Coordinator? How can they help?

  • All new students are assigned a CASA Academic Advising Coordinator, based on last name. Our assignments for the fall are listed on the Meet Your Advisor page. If your last name begins with M-R, please contact any staff member from CASA. It is our hope to post contact information very soon. 
  • Our advisors are well versed in all majors, are tasked to help students transition into the CSM community, and help guide students to understand the proper sequencing of courses within their major selection. While common advising themes exist for many first year students, our advisors tailor their service to each student's academic background, interest, career goals, and academic achievement. Please visit our advising page for further specifics.

When do I register for fall classes?

  • At CSM, Freshmen are assigned their fall semester schedule, which is a collaboration between the Admissions and Registrar's offices. Your schedule will be determined by your major interest, your AP/transfer credit, and class availability. On the first day of class, all new students will have the ability to make schedule changes, subject to class availability.

I'm a transfer student. When do I register for classes? Who is my advisor?

  • Our colleagues in Admissions will be contacting you over the summer to cover registration and provide a list of recommended classes, based on your major interest and previous coursework.
  • All transfer students work with Andrea Salazar Morgan, Associate Director of Admissions, for the first semester of advising. Students will then either transition to a faculty or CASA advisor.

When can I officially declare my major and transition to a faculty advisor?

  • It depends. Official declaration and faculty transition is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Some students, with 30+ transfer/AP credit, may transition as soon as their second semester. Most will make the transition during their Sophomore year, when the majority of coursework is major specific and core requirements are nearly satisfied.

My AP/IB and/or transfer credits have been assessed. What credit should I take and/or not take?

  • This is a difficult question with many variables and considerations. To make a well informed choice, please contact us directly. 

What should I be doing this summer to prepare for CSM?

  • Enjoy your summer! Be rested and eager to work hard come August.


Summer Hours & Contact Information:

Monday - Friday | 8am - 7pm

Phone: 303.384.2600


Address:1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401