After You're Admitted as a Transfer Student
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- Make sure each and every college you have attended has sent an official transcript to MSU Denver. Your credits will show in our system only after these have been received and officially evaluated.
- If you have any previous or current coursework that has not yet been evaluated, before seeing an advisor you must take copies of your transcripts to the MSU Denver Transfer Services Office in Admissions, #1 Student Success Building (room 180), to have an unofficial evaluation written up. Bring this preliminary evaluation with you every time you see an Academic Advisor or visit an academic department.
If you are beginning a second degree at MSU Denver, you need to take the Previous Degree Form (see Transfer Forms) to your major departmental advisor for your major.
- If you have any test scores (IB, CLEP, AP, etc.), be sure to always bring a copy with you when attending orientation and working with an Academic Advisor. See the guidelines for Alternative Credit in the catalog. Official scores must be sent to MeSU Denver by the testing agencies.
- Take any required placement testing. Your previous college coursework might serve in the place of placement in some areas. If you have successfully completed college preparatory or equivalent courses, you may not need to take the tests. Stop by Transfer Services in Admissions (SSB 180) or call 303-556-3774 or for more information and assistance.
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- Access your ConnectU account at http://connectU.msudenver.edu. Use the “New User” link to get your username and password.
You will register your classes via ConnectU, so if you are unable to log in, you must contact User Services in West Classroom 241 or at 877-352-7548.
- Complete a Transfer Student Orientation before attempting to register.
- Make an appointment with an appropriate academic advisor
- If you're undecided on your major and/or have very few transfer credits, meet with a general academic advisor
- Students who will be pursuing a major in Business or in one of the Professional Studies majors should see a general advisor in those areas,
- As a rule of thumb, students who know their major, have quite a few General Studies credits completed, and have completed at least an introductory course for the major should be meeting with a faculty advisor in the major
- This is especially true if transfer work in the major needs to be evaluated or you will need overrides to get into major courses
- Be sure to bring all transfer credit evaluations and test scores with you, whichever advisor(s) you're seeing.
- After advising, you will choose and register your classes on ConnectU.
If you think you have prerequisites that are not appearing on your official evaluation, then you must take your preliminary evaluation and transcripts to the departments offering the courses for which you need registration permits or overrides.
If you are beginning a second degree at MSU Denver, take the to your departmental advisor for your major.