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Questions? Please contact Lara Swanson at or 970.248.1232.

Colorado Mesa University's Transfer Services team is here to assist students with their transition to CMU. We help students navigate the transfer admission process, understand how credits transfer, assist with solving transfer problems and participate in scheduling and advising for first time transfer students.

  • Transfer Student: Currently attending, or have attended, a community college or other four-year college/university after high school graduation or earning a GED.
  • First-time Student: Attending college for the first time, either immediately after high school graduation or whenever you're ready, regardless of age. (May have taken college classes in high school.)
  • Returning Student: Attended CMU/MSC for at least one semester, left more than one semester ago and are returning with or without potential transfer credit.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Official college transcript* (from each college attended)
    • If you have NOT completed 24 college credits yet, we also require:
      • Official high school transcript* or GED scores
      • ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
  • Personal Essay (Optional)

*Official college and high school transcripts must be sent directly to a CMU official or CMU office from your previous institution or an electronic transcript delivery service.

Electronic Transcripts should be emailed to:

Official Transcripts can be mailed to:
Colorado Mesa University Admission’s Office
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Academic Qualifications

A minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.40 from all previously attended universities is generally required. Students with less than 2.40 GPA are still encouraged to apply.

College Credit Earned During High School or Military Service (Optional)

If you earned college credit during high school or military service, please have your official transcripts and/or test results sent directly to the Colorado Mesa University Registrar's Office to be included in your transfer evaluation. CMU will review transfer credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, military transcripts, or concurrent college/university courses.